Giovanna da Silva – History and International Affairs – is the Blog Content Manager for the DeVoe L. Moore Center. She is a senior at FSU. She edits blog posts and works with research assistants to produce policy content. Her research focuses on transportation policy and free trade. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and is a Campus Coordinator with Students for Liberty.
Catherine Annis – MPA – manages the policy research group at the DMC and has completing her MPA at the Askew School of Public Administration. She is passionate about making all levels of government more streamlined and efficient to better serve their communities. She has interned with the James Madison Institute, the State Legislature, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Catherine believes that turning research into action is the key to solving society’s most complex problems and creating the world of tomorrow.
Amanda Bastos – Editing, Writing, and Media; Psychology – is a Writing Coach for the DeVoe L. Moore Center. where her job is to edit, annotate, and tutor interns throughout their writing process with rhetorical pieces preparing for publication on the organization’s website. Amanda hopes to follow her experiences this semester with a big step into the real world.
N’Namdi Green – Economics and International Affairs – is a policy analyst intern. His research for the DeVoe L. Moore Center has focused on Major faith based organizations and the role they play in economic development. Specifically, the role of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Tallahassee in the Frenchtown redevelopment initiative. His personal research interests include United States international trade with foreign countries and economic development.
Patrick Martin – Economics and Political Science – is a policy analyst intern. His research has focused on Florida tax incentive policy for the film and movie industry, and how an industry-funded report and state-funded report can have wildly different conclusions about that same program. His most recent work focuses on the Opioid epidemic in Florida and nationally. He proudly represents Florida State as a University Ambassador and Alpha Kappa Psi professional fraternity, as well as the Koch Internship Program as a summer intern for the James Madison Institute.
Jordan Greer – Economics – is a policy analyst intern. His research focuses on the economic history of Frenchtown in Tallahassee in order to better contextualize the effectiveness of community redevelopment initiatives. Some of his accomplishments include receiving the UNCF-Koch scholarship, being named as a YP4 Fellow, and being a Seminole Torch Bearer. He currently serves as the Vice President of the FSU chapter of the NAACP, and as a student senator on FSU’s 69th Student Senate.
Maia Hass – International Affairs and Marketing is a policy analyst intern. Her research primarily focuses on the sharing economy and the economic performance of various companies – like Uber and AirBnB. She also works on research projects related to the Florida tourism industry. Although she works in public policy she hopes to transition to the data analytics team in the upcoming year to continue studying Florida tourism from a more intensive statistical perspective.
Kristen Carpenter – International Affairs – is a policy analyst intern. Her research focuses on women empowerment in the Middle East through social entrepreneurship. She is a senior at Florida State University studying International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies.
William Reynolds – Finance and Political Science – is a data analyst research supervisor at the DeVoe L. Moore Center and an undergraduate student at FSU. His work focuses on healthcare markets and the effects of regulatory policy. In his free time, he plays drums and guitar and he participates in intramural sports. He’s a member of the Phi Sigma Theta national honor society.
Nicholas Spaunburgh – Economics – is a data analyst intern. He is currently minoring in statistics and pursuing a SAS certificate at Florida State University. His research focus is using statistical software and quantitative analysis to evaluate public policy decisions. Nick is heavily involved in Model United Nations and competes on an academic team.
Leesa Newbon – Interdisciplinary Social Sciences – is a social entrepreneurship research assistant. Newbon’s research at the DMC focuses around government transparency and effectiveness measurement tools. She plans to utilize her education to start a nonprofit organization that focuses on eliminating illiteracy in low income communities. Leesa’s passion for social justice and knowledge drives her research and involvement on campus.