DSHepardDana Shepard Director of Programs for the Potomac Institute. Prior to this role, she spent almost a decade working in nonprofits focused on areas such as social emotional learning, improving outcomes for at risk youth, and oceanic conservation. Her experience includes grant writing and management, research, strategic planning, process design and improvement, data analysis, and fundraising. Ms. Shepard previously interned at the Constituency for Africa and spent over a year studying and working in Cameroon.

Ms. Shepard received a master’s degree in public administration from the University of South Florida, where she was selected as a Presidential Management Fellowship finalist. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Dickinson College.