Bethel Dejene, Research Analyst (06/14 – Present)
Bethel Dejene joined the Board as an intern in June 2014. Ms. Dejene now serves as a Research Analyst. Prior to joining the SSAB, Ms. Dejene interned at Ethiopian Community Development Council in Arlington, Virginia. She was also a participant in Capital Area REACH, job-readiness and community service program. Ms. Dejene has also volunteered at public service organizations such as Arlington Food Assistance Center and D.C. Central Kitchen. She is currently a student at George Mason University with a major in Biology.
Caitlyn Tateishi, Management Analyst (04/15 – Present)
Caitlyn Tateishi joined the Board staff in April 2015 as a Director Assistant and currently serves as a Management Analyst. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Tateishi was an English teacher in Fukuoka, Japan with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. She also completed a 27 month Peace Corps service in Zambia as a Rural Education Development volunteer. In Washington, D.C., Ms. Tateishi worked briefly at the Embassy of Japan processing application for the JET Program and as a Program Assistant for the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program. She earned a B.A. in History from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Matthew Graves, Research Analyst (01/16 – Present)
Matthew Graves joined the Advisory Board as a Research Analyst in January 2016. Prior to joining the Board Staff he interned at the American Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation working to improve U.S.-Russian relations. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in history at the George Washington University.