Building a Career in Child and Family Policy: Connecting with Young Alumni

Join us to hear from three young alumni working in child and family policy. Jenn Acosta, PPS `17, works as a survey analyst at Mathematica, a social policy research organization, in the Children, Youth and Families Division. Arianna Fisher, MPP `21, works as a senior research analyst at Sycamores, a mental health and welfare agency in California. Prior to receiving her MPP, Ms. Fisher worked at Chapin Hall and IMPAQ International. Noah Triplett PPS `17 worked at RTI International, a research institute, as a public health analyst and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington.

This speaker series is for Duke students who want to learn more about careers in child and family policy. Meetings are designed to help students explore the wide range of job opportunities and careers available in the field of child and family policy while creating a network of students who share their professional interests.

At weekly meetings, we will discuss how to forge a career in policy by speaking with people doing policy work in education, health, juvenile justice, child welfare, economic security, and other areas. Learn from people who went straight into policy jobs, pursued law school, joined Teach for America, or have made a careers in academia. Speakers will talk about how they got started, about the turns they took along the way, and what they have enjoyed most. They will also share tips for launching your career and what they look for when hiring.