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Samantha Vargas Poppe

Associate Director, Policy Analysis Center, ORAL

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Expertise:
Policy analysis and recommendation development; Program evaluation; Congress and legislative processes; Generalist in public policy topics affecting the US Latino population.

Education:
M.P.H, Policy Analysis, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; B.A., Human Biology, Stanford University, CA.

Current Position:
Oversees the development of fact-based policy analyses across all NCLR issue areas (assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health) to help shape Congressional and State policy proposals in ways that can help improve opportunities for Latinos in the US. Works with ORAL Senior Leadership to set overall strategic goals and objectives for NCLR’s policy analysis activities.

Previous Position(s):
Senior Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office; Public Health Training Coordinator, George Washington University Medical Center; Research Analyst, Health Systems Research, Inc.