Your Education Policy Team

Education Commission of the States’ policy team conducts research, delivers reports and provides expert counsel on the full spectrum of education policy issues – from early learning through postsecondary and workforce readiness.

Lexi Anderson
Lexi Anderson
Assistant Director
Phone: 303.299.3611
Emily Brixey
Emily Brixey
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Shanique Broom
Shaniqué Broom
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mary Dell'Erba
Mary Dell'Erba
Senior Project Manager
Phone: 202.844.6283
Ben Erwin
Ben Erwin
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3613
Alyssa Evans
Alyssa Evans
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3618
Adrienne Fischer
Adrienne Fischer
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Cassidy Francies
Cassidy Francies
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3600
Mary Fulton
Mary Fulton
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3679
Erika Hawthorne
Erika Hawthorne
Engagement Specialist for AEP
Phone: 202.844.6284
Krystal Johnson
Project Manager for AEP
Phone: 202.844.6287
Jamie Kasper
Jamie Kasper
Director of the Arts Education Partnership
Phone: 202.844.6281
Tom Keily
Tom Keily
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3694
Bryan Kelley
Bryan Kelley
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3696
Sharmila Mann
Sharmila Mann
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3670
Meghan McCann
Meghan McCann
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Tiffany McDole
Tiffany McDole
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3600
Christopher M. Mullin
Christopher M. Mullin
Director of Strong Start to Finish
Phone: 303.299.3600
Vilan Odekar
Vilan Odekar
Senior Policy Analyst for SSTF
Phone: 303.299.3635
Damion Pechota
Damion Pechota
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3632
Zeke Perez
Zeke Perez Jr.
Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3639
Sarah Pingel
Sarah Pingel
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3695
Cassandra Quillen
Cassandra Quillen
Project Manager for AEP
Phone: 303.299.3631
Alyssa Rafa
Alyssa Rafa
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3691
Maxine T. Roberts
Maxine Roberts
Principal
Phone: 303.299.3698
Siri Smillie
Siri Smillie
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3628
Brian A. Sponsler
Brian A. Sponsler
Vice President of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3615
Eric Syverson
Eric Syverson
Policy Researcher
Phone: 303.299.3607
Jennifer Thomsen
Jennifer Thomsen
Director of Policy
Phone: 303.299.3633
Claus von Zastrow
Claus von Zastrow
Principal
Phone: 202.844.6282
Matt Weyer
Matt Weyer
Senior Policy Analyst
Phone: 303.299.3626
Erin Whinnery
Erin Whinnery
Project Manager
Phone: 303.299.3654