Annabel (Annie) ZinnAssociate
Annabel (Annie) is passionate about improving access to high quality education and is interested in the nexus of education policy and practice. Annabel received her Master of Science in Education at the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and her Bachelor of Arts in History from Allegheny College in 2015. She holds her teaching certificate in middle level English and Social Studies (grades 4-8) and has served in a variety of roles, including a 4th grade teacher, upper elementary reading teacher, 5th grade writing teacher, and 7/8th grade social studies student teacher. Annabel has also worked as a Research Assistant for the Consortium for Policy Research in Education, assisting in projects that study the progression of how students learn major mathematical concepts, such as multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and fractional understanding. She also worked as a Teacher Fellow with the Breakthrough Collaborative Pittsburgh site where she taught small group 7th grade writing for an intensive 6-week summer program.
In her role as a GPG Associate, Annabel conducts research; analyzes, synthesizes, and formats large bodies of information; and summarizes research and presents clear written summaries.
- Identification and summarization of funding opportunities for the California Community Foundation’s LA n’ Sync Funding Forecaster.
- Data collection, document support, and compilation assistance for local, state, and federal grant applications, including applications to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, and more.
- Survey, research/data, and meeting support for a range of organizations and events including the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance’s STEM Program Map, Alameda County United Against Human Trafficking (AC United)’s 2019 retreat, and First 5 California.