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.
Matt Comey, Fellow (08/16 – Present)
Matt Comey joined the Social Security Advisory Board in August 2016 as a staff policy analyst. He graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2016 with a Master of Public Policy and earned his undergraduate degree from U.Va. as well, graduating with highest distinction and double majoring in Government and Economics. At U.Va., he worked as a graduate teaching assistant for two public policy-focused statistics courses and worked as a research assistant in the Economics Department. Matt previously interned with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ Housing Division and in two Capitol Hill Congressional offices. His research interests include income assistance policy, affordable housing, and zoning laws..