Team

Our team members have diverse backgrounds in teaching, government, research, communications, and policy, but we all have one thing in common: We know that every Minnesota student can excel in a rigorous and engaging school, and we’re ready to work to make this happen.

Josh Crosson

Executive Director

As executive director, Josh sets the direction for the organization’s work to ensure that all Minnesota students, especially those most underserved, have access to a great education.

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Citlaly Escobar

Capitol Pathways intern

Citlaly is a Capitol Pathways intern focused on learning the inner workings of the state Capitol and lobbying process.

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Daniel Hodges

Development Manager

Daniel manages fundraising for EdAllies, working to advance individual and foundation giving.

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Bethany-Israelson

Bethany Israelson

Operations Manager

Bethany's drive to see all students receive the education they deserve has led her to EdAllies, where she provides development, finance, administrative, and communications support.

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Krista Kaput

Research Director

Krista leads efforts to use data to tell stories about Minnesota’s E-12 landscape from an asset-based, equity lens.

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Jenifer Loon

Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy

Jenifer helps build EdAllies’ capacity to shape strong, student-centered education policy, utilizing her expertise to inform and advance EdAllies’ advocacy strategy and educate partners.

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andrea roethke

Andrea Roethke

Managing Director of Strategy and Operations

Andrea builds EdAllies’ capacity and impact by developing internal systems, managing a high-functioning team, and advancing educator and community engagement programs.

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Matt Shaver

Policy Director

As policy director, Matt coordinates EdAllies’ advocacy efforts, serving as a point person for policymakers, partners, and the community.

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Adrienne Vitt

Strategic Communications Director

Adrienne works to uplift student and parent voices, ultimately fostering more candid conversations about education in Minnesota.

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