Sarah Pesi Chosen to Participate in Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program
Sarah Pesi, MSPPM, a Jewish Healthcare Foundation policy associate, was chosen to participate in the 2022-2023 Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program, a policy leadership program for education, community, and advocacy leaders.
During the program, fellows work with a diverse and talented cohort of peers from across Pennsylvania, while interacting with session leaders and guests who represent a broad scope of experience and perspective – both statewide and nationally.
"The fellowship has enabled me to expand my network throughout the state, learn more about the state policy landscape, and especially hear from educators the struggles students face related to the social determinants of health. I have seen direct tie-in with my work with teens in the PA Youth Advocacy Network that have been advocating for improved mental health resources and work with the Teen Mental Health Collaborative where organizations have been partnering with schools to offer wellness resources in and outside of schools. I am excited to continue to learn from other professionals in my cohort and to work with an interdisciplinary team on a policy project focused on mental health in schools," Pesi said.
Pesi will be engaged in the fellowship through the beginning of June, including trips to meet with state policymakers, a trip to Washington, DC, and a final presentation of policy projects in June.