May 20, 2021

Liz Schepel

Liz is a bilingual, passionate social worker with 18 years of experience in social welfare services for immigrant children in the United States, as well as victims of violence throughout Central and South America. Liz…

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May 5, 2021

Leilani Lamb

Leilani has years of experience working at the intersection of programs and policy, and a talent for translating evidence-based programmatic successes into scalable policy recommendations. Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, Leilani worked at Educate…

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April 15, 2021

Ty Williams-Do

Ty works in collaboration with the Meadows Institute leaders and staff to plan and successfully execute meetings, special events, and conferences, including the annual Engage & Excel conference. Ty comes to the Meadows Institute after…

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March 10, 2021

Jackie Garza

Jackie is a bilingual licensed clinical social worker with eleven years of clinical experience with children and adults in psychiatric, medical, and school settings. She has received specialized training in evidence-based assessments and treatments for…

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January 22, 2021

Robyn Douglas

Robyn completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University. Robyn has professional research, clinical, and advocacy experience across a…

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January 21, 2021

Rebecca Tharp

Rebecca has over four years of experience in communications and digital media strategy and has worked in various industries including entertainment, healthcare, and politics. Rebecca previously worked as a Legislative Intern at the Texas State…

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January 8, 2021

Vrishali Kanvinde, PhD

Vrishali completed her PhD in Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas, focusing her research on criminological theory, police, and the police organization. Previously, she worked as a Research Intern and then a Research…

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December 17, 2020

Jen Esterline

Jen is The Meadows Institute’s Vice President of Education Policy and Regional Development and is based in Austin. In this new role, Jen will support developing and implementing a statewide strategy for student mental health…

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December 17, 2020

Lauren Alvis

Lauren serves as a Research Psychologist within the Trauma and Grief Center at The Hackett Center for Mental Health and is based in Houston. She works under Julie Kaplow, Executive Director of The Trauma and…

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