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Podcast Episode 5

Episode 5: A State-by-State Analysis of High School Work-Based Learning Policies


In the latest episode, "A State-by-State Analysis of High School Work-Based Learning Policies," Spencer is joined by Julie Lammers, Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy at American Student Assistance and Nina Pande, Executive Director of Skills for Rhode Island’s Future. About Our Guests: Julie Lammers is Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Advocacy. Julie leads ASA’s government relations and advocacy efforts on both the federal and state level, helping to build relationships with elected officials and promote ASA’s legislative priorities. In addition, Julie oversees the Education and Career Planning Division of ASA® which provides direct college and career based services to kids through in-school programing and community based centers. Julie has been at ASA since March 2010.

Prior to ASA, Julie spent more than nine years as Congressional Aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and his successor, Senator Paul Kirk, Jr. The focus of Julie’s work was managing public outreach to constituent groups on national policy related to education, the arts, environment and welfare issues.

Julie is a graduate of Northeastern University, the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University, Suffolk University Law School, and is a member of the Massachusetts Bar. Skills for Rhode Island’s Future is a public-private partnership that matches unemployed and underemployed job seekers with businesses that have employment opportunities. Nina earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University. She completed a certificate program in Strategic Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School, and in Public Leadership from Bryant University, and also is an alumna of Leadership Rhode Island. Nina is the proud daughter of parents who emigrated from India in the early 1960s, and she learned from them the importance of a good education, whether it be from the classroom, from traveling, or from hands-on experiences. Nina imbibed this lesson, and has devoted her life to learning, and to helping others overcome obstacles to succeed in life. She has served on the Providence School Board since 2010, and was reappointed in 2011, 2014, and 2017. She is the current Vice President of the Board, as well as chair of the Finance Committee. Nina also is a member of the Governor’s Workforce Board, Federal Hill House, and ServeRI, and is an active member in the Indian community. She is an avid international traveler and believes her greatest learning has come from immersing herself in other cultures. Nina resides in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence.


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The "Career Readiness for All" podcast is presented by the Coalition for Career Development (CCD) Center, a national think-tank committed to making career readiness the first priority of American education and dedicated to transforming career development through priorities including education reform, research initiatives, stakeholder engagement and more. Join us each month as we speak with different subject matter experts on the topic of career readiness.


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