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Eddy Encinales

Program Associate

Washington, DC

Eddy Angélica Encinales a program associate for operations and policy at Ascend. Prior to working at the Aspen Institute, Eddy served as the Special Projects Manager at Opportunity Nation, a national campaign working to expand economic mobility and close the opportunity gap in America. In this capacity, she supported the Executive Director in her daily operations and fundraising, in addition to leading the organization’s youth leadership program.

Previously, Eddy worked as an Administrative Assistant for Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey, a community organization in her hometown of Elizabeth, New Jersey; and as a Brand Representative for the New York Red Bulls. She also interned at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in New York City, working on a program that assisted immigrants seeking American citizenship.

Eddy graduated from New York University (NYU) in May of 2015 with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics. She is enthusiastic about reading, traveling, and watching the Great British Baking Show.