Meet our Tennessee staff

Alexza Barajas Clark, Ph.D.
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Alexza Barajas Clark, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff

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Melissa Harkreader

Melissa Harkreader

Tennessee Manager of Operations

Melissa is the manager of operations for The Education Trust in Tennessee, where she manages the day-to-day operations of…

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Ariel Keller

Ariel Keller

LEE Public Policy Fellow

Ariel is the LEE Public Policy Fellow at The Education Trust - Tennessee, where she supports various projects and…

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Alexa Maqueo Toledo

Alexa Maqueo Toledo

College Access Fellow

Alexa serves as the College Access Fellow for Ed Trust-Tennessee, where she will assist in managing of projects that…

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Sonny Metoki, MPP

Sonny Metoki, MPP

Higher Education Policy Analyst

Sonny Metoki is the higher education policy analyst for The Education Trust in Tennessee. In this role, Sonny analyzes…

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MaKenzie L. Mosby, MPP

MaKenzie L. Mosby, MPP

Senior Manager of Government Relations

MaKenzie is the Senior Manager of Government Relations at Ed Trust – Tennessee, where she develops legislative strategy to…

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Britney Plumley

Britney Plumley

TN Communications Associate

As a Communications Associate, Britney supports The Education Trust in Tennessee team’s digital communications strategy and works to amplify…

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Juliana Hoover Potash, MPP

Juliana Hoover Potash, MPP

Senior Manager, Advocacy & Engagement

Juliana Hoover Potash is the senior manager of advocacy and engagement for Ed Trust’s Southerners for Fair School Funding…

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Meili Powell, MPP

Meili Powell, MPP

Assistant Director, Advocacy & Engagement

Meili Powell is the assistant director of advocacy & engagement for Ed Trust – Tennessee, where she leads a…

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Gini Pupo-Walker
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Gini Pupo-Walker

Executive Director of Ed Trust - Tennessee

Gini brings more than 20 years of work in education as a teacher, administrator, and nonprofit leader. She serves…

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Jazmin Ramirez

Jazmin Ramirez

Advocacy & Partnership Manager

Jazmin is the Advocacy & Partnership Manager at EdTrust-TN. In this role, she will support our coalition-building and alliance-management…

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Kynnedy Tuggle

Kynnedy Tuggle

P-12 Policy Fellow

Kynnedy is a P-12 policy fellow. In this role, she assesses new and existing policies, data, and research to…

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