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Groundwork Ohio Announces New Policy Associate

Columbus, Ohio: Today, Groundwork Ohio announced the appointment of Julia Jackels as its newest Policy Associate.

“I am excited to join Groundwork’s team in supporting a cause that I have always cared deeply about. I believe Groundwork’s mission to invest in Ohioans at an early age will lead to greater opportunities for our youth and a stronger Ohio,” said Jackels.

Julia holds a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. During her time at Miami, Julia served as an intern in the District Office of Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner. Most recently, Julia served as the Legislative Assistant to the Government Relations team at Roetzel & Andress where she provided legislative support on state-level issues impacting clients.

The hiring of an additional policy associate at Groundwork Ohio comes at a crucial time as awareness around quality early childhood education and development is rapidly growing across the state.

“Over the past year, Groundwork has made significant progress in fostering support for policies that improve children’s early learning and healthy development. Julia’s skills and experience will further enhance our ability to engage families, providers, community leaders, and policymakers in our work to improve outcomes for young children and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in Ohio,” said Shannon Jones, Executive Director, Groundwork Ohio.

Groundwork Ohio is a committed, nonpartisan public-policy research and advocacy organization formed in 2004 that advances quality early learning and healthy development as the most transformative strategy to increase the life-long success of Ohio’s children and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in Ohio.

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