Kate Atkins

Outreach Coordinator, Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center

Kate Atkins is the Outreach Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center. She holds a B.A. in sociology and anthropology from Swarthmore College. Before joining PBPC, she directed the Garden State Alliance for a New Economy, a labor-community collaborative in northern New Jersey focused on sustainable economic development. Previously, Kate spent a decade as a community organizer, working primarily on housing and lending issues. Her outreach work with the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center focuses on engaging a broad range of public, private, and nonprofit stakeholders in the debate over the state budget.

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Sean Brandon

Former Intern

Sean Brandon, a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, served as an intern with the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center in the summer of 2010 and again in the summer and fall of 2011. He earned his B.A. in Economics while minoring in Applied Mathematics.

Alan Bowie

Former Intern

Alan Bowie served as a 2012 summer intern with the Keystone Research Center and Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center.

Jamar Thrasher

Communications Associate

Jamar Thrasher is the communications associate for the Keystone Research Center. He obtained his undergraduate degree in political science and communications from the University of Pittsburgh and is completing his graduate degree in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a founding partner of Kennedy Blue Communications.