We’re excited to introduce you to Linnea Lassiter, DCFPI’s new policy analyst! Linnea will focus on a variety of issues affecting low-income DC residents, including TANF and early childhood education, and other policies that have a disparate impact on DC residents of color.
Linnea joins our team through a fellowship program of the State Priorities Partnership, a national network of policy organizations in 42 states and DC that work to advance equity and prosperity through state budget and tax policies. She recently earned an M.A. in Public Policy from the University of Washington, and holds a B.A. in Political Science/Public Policy from George Washington University.
Linnea’s professional experience is rooted in criminal justice policy and the racial, economic, and fiscal implications of mass incarceration. Prior to joining DCFPI, she worked with juvenile delinquency prevention programs within DC, conducted research at the Urban Institute on the school-to-prison pipeline, and co-authored reports on modern-day debtors’ prisons and felony disenfranchisement resulting from unpaid criminal justice debt.
Join us in welcoming Linnea!