Nandini Arakoni (since fall 2021)
Nandini Arakoni is a second-year BS student studying marketing. She is a research scholar from the IU Center for Women & Technology (CEWiT). She is interested in sustainable business practices and nonprofit marketing.
Zoe Bardon (since fall 2020)
Zoe Bardon is a second-year BA student studying gender studies. She is a research scholar from the IU Center for Women & Technology (CEWiT) and a Wells Scholar. She is interested in gender-based policy and bodily autonomy's role in media, policy, and feminist thought.
Leah Clemenson (since fall 2020)
Leah Clemenson is a first-year MPA student concentrating in community and economic development. She is interested in the crucial role nonprofits play to test new policy initiatives while serving their communities. Previously, Leah worked with a project management firm consulting Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) grantees and agencies.
Anna Doering (since fall 2021)
Anna Doering is a first-year MPA student concentrating in nonprofit management. She is interested in nonprofit-government relationships as they pertain to gendered violence concerns. Previously, Anna worked for an anti-trafficking nonprofit in Charlotte, NC and focused on research surrounding the missing and murdered Indigenous people's crisis.
Ansley Fender (since fall 2022)
Ansley Fender is a second-year MPA student concentrating in public financial administration. She is interested in strategic partnerships between the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, and the crucial role nonprofits play in economic development. Ansley previously founded a nonprofit financial consulting business and currently manages a software company that builds grant management solutions.
Payton Goodman (since fall 2017)
Payton Goodman is a first-year MPA student, concentrating in nonprofit management. She is interested in technology integration, advocacy organizations impact on policy, nonprofit-government relationships, and nonprofit regulation. Payton returns to the project after working for the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.
David Kovarik (since spring 2022)
David Kovarik is a second-year MPA student, concentrating in international development. He is interested in learning the role non-profits fill instead of governments. He has previously worked in the private sector, with his most recent job at a logistics company in Chicago, IL.
Elizabeth McAvoy (since fall 2018)
Elizabeth McAvoy is a third-year BSPA student studying law & public policy with a dual degree in philosophy/political science. She is a research scholar from the IU Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT). Elizabeth is interested in American politics and the meaning of life.
Shijirtuya Munkhbat (since summer 2021)
Shijirtuya Munkhbat is a second-year MPA student concentrating in policy analysis and nonprofit management. She is interested in nonprofit management, economic development policy, governance, and international affairs. Shijirtuya has years of experience supporting nonprofit and governmental organizations domestically and abroad.
AJ Kuchnicki Wheeler (since summer 2019)
AJ Kuchnicki Wheeler is a dual MPA (concentrating in nonprofit management) and Master of Information Science (ILS) student. He is interested in socio-technical systems and their use, impact, and management in nonprofits and large institutions. AJ previously worked in IT for a healthcare nonprofit in Seattle, WA.