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Elise Johnson

Research Associate

Phone: (202) 204-3595

Elise joins the Academy as a Research Associate, however she is not new to the Academy.  In the fall of 2018, Elise participated in a capstone project for her Public Policy degree that was in collaboration with the Academy.  Elise and her team wrote a 35 page report titled, Harnessing the Power of Data to Transform Intergovernmental Grant Programs.  The report focused on how data-driven performance evaluation methods can improve the efficiency of intergovernmental poverty-reducing grant programs.  Elise found this to be the most extensive and rewarding team project of her academic career.  She recently graduated from the University of Maryland earning a B.A. in Public Policy and a B.A. in Government & Politics, Spanish Minor.