Christianne Corbett Christianne is a Research Associate at the AAUW Educational Foundation. She holds a master’s degree in cultural anthropology and bachelor’s degrees in government and aerospace engineering. Prior to coming to AAUW, she worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative fellow and worked as a mechanical design engineer for eight years. Christi also taught high school math and science in Ghana as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Anne Hedgepeth Anne is the government relations coordinator in AAUW’s Public Policy and Government Relations Department. She works hard to advance AAUW’s policy priorities on Capitol Hill and organizes AAUW’s weekly Lobby Corps program. Anne is a 2007 graduate of Davidson College in NC with a bachelor’s degree in economics. This fall she has volunteered to coach a youth field hockey team in Loudon County – surely a more intimidating project than her day job!
Lisa Maatz As AAUW’s top policy adviser, Lisa works to advance AAUW’s priority issues on Capitol Hill, through the executive branch, and in coalition with other organizations. Lisa has done similar work for the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund and the Older Women’s League, and was a legislative aide to U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Her grassroots advocacy career began when she was the Executive Director of Turning Point, a battered women’s program. Her areas of expertise include gender equity in education, Title IX, retirement security, pay equity, and other civil rights issues related to women and girls. Maatz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Ohio University, has two Master’s degrees from Ohio State, and holds an adjunct appointment with the Women and Politics Institute at American University.
Erin Prangley is the Associate Director of Government Relations for the American Association of University Women. Ms. Prangley has also worked for senior members of Congress and the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues. She also practiced law for several years concentrating on immigration, employment law, business consulting and veterans benefits. Ms. Prangley is a contributing author to the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education (NCWGE) report “Title IX at 40: Working to Ensure Gender Equity in Education (2012).” She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (BA, Sociology) and American University’s Washington College of Law (JD).
Claudia Richards Claudia is Jane of all trades at AAUW, having worked in the development office for 13 years, in meetings for two years, and in membership, where she is currently the field relations manager. Claudia has visited 26 of the 48 contiguous states; she can also name at least one AAUW member in every U.S. state and territory.
FORMER AAUW FELLOWS
Crystal Cazier – Public Policy and Goverment Relations
Michelle Gellman – AAUW Leadership and Training Institute
Rebecca Herr – AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund
Jackie Hubbell – AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations
Jennifer McGuire – AAUW Leadership and Training Institute
Chandra Palmer – AAUW Leadership and Training Institute
Emily Pfefer – AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department
Christina Rivero – AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department
Tom Rosen – AAUW’s Legal Advocacy Fund/Leadership and Training Institute
Stephanie Vertongen – AAUW Public Policy and Government Relations Department
Zahabiyah “Zabie” Khorakiwala – AAUW Leadership Programs
Mandy Toomey– AAUW Fellowships and Grants
Linda Brodsky Dr. Linda Brodsky is a pediatric otolaryngologist and advocate for gender and pay equity. Dr. Brodsky also blogs at The Brodsky Blog.
David Kirkwood Dave, an AAUW member-at-large, is retired from Unisys Corporation, where his experience included leadership positions in computer research, engineering, manufacturing, and finance. He is currently the president and CTO of a small software development corporation. Dave’s interests include computer algorithm development, strategic planning and leadership development, and activities that promote cultural acceptance of diversity. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Iowa State University.
Anna Rappaport Anna Rappaport, FSA, MAAA, is a nationally and internationally recognized actuary and expert on the impact of change on retirement systems and workforce issues and a frequent speaker and author. She is president of Anna Rappaport Consulting and serves as senior fellow on Pensions and Retirement for the Conference Board. She is passionate about creating a better future for older Americans and improving the retirement system in America, particularly for the many women who do not fare well at older ages. For more information about her, see http://www.annarappaport.com/.
Danine Spencer Guest blogger Danine Spencer has a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and is a freelance writer focusing on politics, women’s rights, and health care.