05/05/2020 in Announcements

Jessica May named George Gund Foundation fellow

Jessica May, a former research analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University, has been selected as the 2020-2022 George Gund Foundation Fellow.

May is pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Social Administration and in Nonprofit Organizations from the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at CWRU.  A California native, May received her B.A. in economics from Occidental College in Los Angeles.  She joined the Federal Reserve in 2016 where she assisted with long-term research in fields such as the economics of education and urban economics.

While in graduate school she has worked at The Centers for Families and Children and Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.  She also is a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus.  May resides in Cleveland Heights and will begin her work at the Foundation in early July.

The George Gund Foundation Fellows program, started in 2004, provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the Foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Each Fellow, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, works at the Foundation for two years.

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