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Annual Conference

2023 SHECP Annual Conference

Saturday, July 29th at Georgia Tech's Exhibition Hall

The 2023 SHECP Annual Conference was made possible by the generous support of the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation and was co-hosted by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech, SHECP's newest Member School. 

The Annual Conference is designed to place the interns' individual experiences into broader anti-poverty policy, research, and organizational efforts and to situate it within their undergraduate education. The conference also provides professional development opportunities for the staff and faculty of member institutions and community partners who are able to attend. 

SHECP provides funding for all interns and for a representative from each Member School to participate in the Annual Conference. The Annual Conference is free and open to the larger community.

Conference Schedule

8:30 AM: Welcome Addresses

  • Kaye Husbands Fealing, Dean and Chair of the Ivan Allen Jr. College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech (bio)

  • Tim Diette, SHECP Director

8:45 AM: "Perspectives on Poverty"

  • Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Associate Professor of Economics at the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at Georgia Tech (bio) – "Multidimensional Poverty in the United States"

  • Taylor Melanson, Researcher in Health Division at American Institutes for Research (bio) "Disparities, Policy Changes & Unintended Consequences in Kidney Transplantation"

10:00 AM: Break

10:15 AM: Panel Discussion: SHECP's Policy & Nonprofit Leadership Internship (more information)

  • Lissandro Alvarado, Economic Security Analyst with the United Planning Organization

  • Jana Hulsey, Rural Poverty Intern with The Brookings Institution

  • Jalen Todd, Policy Intern with the National Community Action Foundation

11:00 AM: "Closing Racial Equity Gaps through Neighborhood Revitalization"

  • David Edwards, Policy Advisor for Neighborhoods in the Office of the Mayor in the City of Atlanta and Founding Executive Director of the Center for Urban Research (bio)

  • Christopher Burke, Director of Community Relations for Georgia Tech (bio)

12:00 PM: Lunch (served on-site)

1:15 PM: Intern Panel 1

2:00 PM: Intern Panel 2

2:45 PM: "Telling Your SHECP Story" with Mindy Wilson, Kentucky Campus Compact and SHECP Board Chair

3:20 PM: Intern Panel 3

All Conference events will be held in Georgia Tech's Exhibition Hall. (building map)

Intern Room Assignments


Note: The SHECP Governing Board will meet the afternoon of Thursday July 27th, the SHECP Council will meet the morning of Friday, July 28th, and students will arrive on Friday July 28th.

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