Bethel Dejene joined the Board in June 2014 as a Research Analyst, and currently serves as a Management Analyst. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Dejene completed an internship at the Ethiopian Community Development Council in Arlington, Virginia. She was also a participant in Capital Area REACH, job-readiness and community service program. Ms. Dejene earned a B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University.
Caitlyn Tateishi, Management Analyst (04/15 – Present)
Caitlyn Tateishi joined the Board staff in April 2015 as a Director Assistant and currently serves as a Management Analyst. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Tateishi was an English teacher in Fukuoka, Japan with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. She also completed a 27 month Peace Corps service in Zambia as a Rural Education Development volunteer. In Washington, D.C., Ms. Tateishi worked briefly at the Embassy of Japan processing application for the JET Program and as a Program Assistant for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program. She earned a B.A. in History from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Conway Reinders, Policy Analyst (05/17 – Present)
Conway Reinders joined the Board staff in May 2017 as a staff policy analyst. Prior to joining the Board, Mr. Reinders was a research consultant to the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative, an economic research center that advances a framework for reducing multidimensional poverty, grounded in people’s experiences and values. Previously, he served as a special assistant to The Hamilton Project, a domestic economic policy initiative at the Brookings Institution. In 2016, Mr. Reinders earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the George Washington University, graduating with special honors in economics and international affairs.