American University's School of Public Affairs Graduate Journal
Author: Shawn Stern
Shawn Stern is a first-year MPA student at American University, where he is focusing on Social Policy. His interest in education policy developed through both his experience as a high school teacher in the Mississippi Delta and his work for educational non-profits, Teach For America and The Generation Project. Shawn currently works as a policy and advocacy intern for the Alliance for Excellent Education where he works on creating deeper and personalized learning resources for teachers. Shawn was raised in Bergen County, New Jersey and received a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Communications, Arts and Science from Pennsylvania State University.