Career Series - State and Local Government
Rebecca Feinglos will join us to talk about opportunities to work in child and family policy within state and local governments, as well as other career adventures including being an elementary school teacher and her current year-long grief sabbatical (see www.grieveleave.com). Previously, Feinglos served as the chief policy and strategy advisor for the Division of Child Development and Early Education in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. While at NCDHHS, she advised the Secretary's Office on early childhood health, child welfare, and early learning, coordinated the statewide COVID-19 response for pre-K through grade 12 schools, and led the strategy team in North Carolina's Division of Child Development and Early Education to utilize $1.2 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds for early childhood. Prior to joining NCDHHS, Feinglos served as the early childhood policy associate for the Chicago mayor's office, where she coordinated citywide outreach efforts to encourage preschool enrollment, and worked across city agencies to advance the mayor's early education priorities. She also brings experience as an instructional coach for preschool, elementary, and middle school teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. She started her professional career in service as a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Fort Worth, Texas. Along the way she also founded The Mother's Day Project, a nonprofit focused on supporting new mothers with infants in intensive care. Feinglos is originally from Durham and is a graduate of Duke University with a BA in Spanish, history, and political science. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a master's degree in public policy and a certificate in municipal finance. 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.