ence of family research. Ms. Atayi has worked with a number of nonprofit organizations over the past 10 years—most recently with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s public policy office on Capitol Hill. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Maryland University College and holds a diploma in computer information systems from Strayer College.
Wendy E. Keenan is a program associate for the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. She helps organize planning meetings and workshops that cover current issues related to children, youth, and families, and provides administrative and research support to the Board’s various program committees. Ms. Keenan has been on the National Academies’ staff for 10 years and has worked on studies for both the IOM and NRC. As a senior program assistant, she worked with the NRC’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences. Prior to joining the National Academies, she taught English as a second language for Washington, DC, public schools. She received a B.A. in sociology from The Pennsylvania State University and took graduate courses in liberal studies at Georgetown University.
Yeonwoo Lebovitz is a research associate with the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. Prior to joining the Board in November 2010, she worked as a program associate with IOM’s Board on Health Sciences Policy and as a regulatory affairs associate at Amgen. Ms. Lebovitz earned a B.A. in International Affairs and German Language and Literature from the George Washington University, and is an M.S. candidate for the Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program at Georgetown University.
Julienne Marie Palbusa is a research assistant for the Board on Children, Youth, and Families. She joined the staff in December 2008. She is a 2007 graduate of The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where she earned a B.S. in psychology with a minor in kinesiology.