Anika Fassia joined Public Works in May 2012 as a Program Associate. Anika is responsible for conducting trainings, reaching out to new potential allies and working with our partners as they strive to build support for an effective public sector that is dedicated to equitable opportunities for all Americans. Prior to joining Public Works, Anika was part of the inaugural class of State Policy Fellows with the D.C. based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities under the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative. She was placed with the Michigan League for Public Policy in Lansing, Michigan, for a two-year fellowship committed to expanding diverse voices in state policy debates. During her time with the League, Anika became their first lead policy analyst on racial equity, immigration and the corrections budget. She holds an MSW emphasizing social policy from the University of Michigan and a B.S. in Psychology and Environmental Studies from the University of Utah.