Selena Chavez

Selena Chavez

Program & Research Assistant

View Selena’s condensed bio here.


I work to promote early childhood development by studying how different systems support young children and their families. Currently, I am supporting an initiative that explores the use of Medicaid for pediatric care transformation and an evaluation project of a multi-community initiative to advance policy, narrative change, and transformation. I have researched how early childhood systems use data and metrics to drive change, and how pediatric spaces and intervention and prevention programs can support healthy social emotional development. I also support the Early Childhood Learning and Innovation Network (EC-LINC) by coordinating communication materials and learning activities.

I do this work because

I am dedicated to promoting positive outcomes for young children and their families and raising the importance of the early childhood field.

I am most proud of

Immersing myself into this work and becoming a knowledgeable and reliant team member.

Work History

  • Intern, The Aspen Institute
  • Development Intern, American Association of University Women
  • Mentor/Tutor, DC Reads

Education and Awards

  • B.A. in Justice and Peace and Economics, Georgetown University

When the day is done

I love going to events around the city, meeting up with friends for a drink, or going home and spending time with my roommates and our dog.