The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center team is comprised of conscientious researchers, policy experts, and operational staff who are passionate about improving outcomes for all children through policy and evidence. Click here for current staff and student job openings at the Policy Impact Center.

Executive Director

Cynthia Osborne, PhD

Executive Director and Professor of Early Childhood Education and Policy at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University


Kaeley Benson, PhD

Deputy Director

Kiira Bivens

Executive Assistant

Hilary Doe, PhD

Senior Data Analyst

Eileen Dunn

Events Program Coordinator

Roland Gilbert

Communications Specialist

Jennifer Huffman, MPAff

Director of Research

Danielle Kahikina

Operations Manager

Abby Lane, PhD

Policy Director

Monica Navarro

Senior Research Associate

Anna Thom, MA

Policy Research Associate

Emily Workman, MPP

Director of Outreach and Engagement


Aerin Abrams

Senior Student Associate

Shea Bartell

Senior Student Associate

Jaren Gaither

Graduate Research Assistant

Ileana Martinez

Senior Student Associate

Lara McCormick

Graduate Research Assistant

Liliane Nienstedt, MEd, MPP

Graduate Research Assistant

Sierra Rowe

Graduate Research Assistant

Mason Shero

Graduate Research Assistant