Meet our Tennessee staff

Alexza Barajas Clark, Ph.D.

Alexza Barajas Clark, Ph.D.

Assistant Director for Tennessee

Alexza is the assistant director for Tennessee at The Education Trust. She advises the state director and develops strategic…

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Jamie Clinton

Jamie Clinton

Tennessee College Access Coordinator

Jamie is the Coordinator for College Access, where she works to advance equitable access for students of color and…

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Julia Dixon

Julia Dixon

Urban Leaders Fellow

Julia is an Urban Leaders Fellow focused on increasing access to clear and inclusive data.Prior to joining The Education…

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Vilmaris González, M.Ed.

Vilmaris González, M.Ed.

Senior Manager of Engagement and Operations for Tennessee

Vilmaris is the senior manager of engagement and operations for The Education Trust in Tennessee, where she manages partnerships…

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Fariha Hossain

Fariha Hossain

Tennessee P-12 Policy Fellow

As a P-12 Education Policy Fellow for the Education Trust in Tennessee, Fariha analyzes education policy and research to…

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Reginald Nash

Reginald Nash

External Relations Manager for Tennessee

Reginald is the External Relations Manager for The Education Trust in Tennessee, where he leads our office’s government relations…

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Alison Notter

Alison Notter

Urban Leaders Fellow

Alison Notter is an Urban Leaders Fellow with The Education Trust in Tennessee for Summer 2022. Prior to joining…

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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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Meili Powell

Meili Powell

Advocacy & Partnerships Manager

Meili Powell is the Advocacy and Partnerships Manager for The Education Trust in Tennessee, where she supports partners in…

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Gini Pupo-Walker
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Gini Pupo-Walker

State Director for Tennessee

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

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Breanna Sommers, MPP

Breanna Sommers, MPP

Tennessee P-12 Policy Analyst

As the P-12 policy analyst for the Education Trust in Tennessee, Breanna analyzes education policy, data, and research to…

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