Careers in Child and Family Policy: Education Policy
Ashley Kazouh, Molly Osborne and Julia Whitfield
This session will feature Ashley Kazouh, policy and program associate at the Dudley Flood Center for Educational Equity and Opportunity; Molly Osborne, director of policy and engagement at EducationNC; and Julia Whitfield, associate policy analyst at The Hunt Institute, who will discuss their careers in education policy. Attendees will learn what their work in education policy entails and what motivates them to work in their field. We will hear about what led them to their current positions and about some of their previous roles, including Teach for America teacher, day care teacher, and respite care provider and employers, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research, and Carolina Performing Arts. 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.
Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Information Session