Thank you Thank you for joining this monthly division learning opportunity! We hope you join us for future conversations. Contributors Tonnisha Ellis As the policy and research project manager, Tonnisha is the staff lead for education and workforce development, focusing on the cradle to career public education and leading the organization and implementing the annual program of work with BRAC’s policy agenda education. Additionally, Tonnisha will engage in advocacy activities with local and state elected officials and administrative staff on BRAC’s education and workforce policy agenda. Prior to working at BRAC, Tonnisha worked in higher education and state government. She served as the staff lead for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Advisory Council that focused on strengthening the capacity of HBCUs to participate in Louisiana’s workforce and economic development activities. She worked closely with the Board of Regents General Counsel to research and analyzed policies and procedures. She brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the legislative process. Tonnisha is a native of Colfax, Louisiana and a graduate of Southern University A&M College, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master's of Science. She’s currently a board member of City Year and Dow Westside YMCA, alumna of Baton Rouge Leadership, and a member of Junior League of Baton Rouge, Delta Sigma Theta, and LANO Community Leaders Program.