We’d like to introduce FFN’s policy research interns for the 2021-2022 academic year. Dalhia Lloyd and Samuel Mitchell-Sturgeon will serve in a primary support role for Data and Policy Research Advisor Katie Bass. In particular, they’ll assist with a School Readiness Tax Credit research project, LB531 mini-study and any additional data and research needs that arise through our policy work. Dalhia and Samuel also will have the opportunity to meet with all their First Five Nebraska colleagues to learn about the variety of roles available in early childhood policy.
Dalhia Lloyd is a doctoral student in the department of Child, Youth, and Family Studies at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Her research interests include racial socialization, implicit bias in early childhood and socio-cultural classroom interactions. As a practitioner, Dalhia is the family and community program specialist for the Buffett Early Childhood Institute, where she provides coaching and support to school-based family facilitators.
Samuel Mitchell-Sturgeon is a junior at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln majoring in political science and philosophy. He’s looking forward to his position at First Five Nebraska and the opportunity to be a part of the positive impact First Five Nebraska has for policy leadership for young children and families. Samuel enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.