Voices’ Blog

Meet Our Interns: Kelsey McMahon and Kaytee Wisley

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Meet our two new interns, Kelsey McMahon and Kaytee Wisley. We’re so excited to have them join the Voices team this summer.

Kelsey McMahon:

Kelsey McMahon is an intern for the Data and Research Program at Voices for Virginia’s Children. She has recently completed her Masters in Sociology from Virginia Tech and also graduated from Virginia Tech with two undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminology. Her thesis was on whether a college education requirement and/or community policing training at police departments could reduce police use of force. Kelsey has an extensive background in quantitative research and data collection to inform different areas of public policy, including but not limited to: juvenile justice, drug-impaired driving, alcohol-related crimes, and racial and ethnic health disparities. Her goals for this internship are to get well-acquainted with the inner workings of nonprofits, to learn skills to amplify and empower historically marginalized communities, and to collaborate with a wide variety of people to gain an understanding of policy issues and the best ways to address them.

Kaytee Wisley:

Kaytee Wisley is an intern for the Policy Department at Voices for Virginia’s Children. She is currently working on her Master of Public Policy at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. She recently graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Kaytee has previously interned with the Kansas Legislature and the American Civil Liberties Union. She has experience conducting policy research and doing advocacy work. Her goals for this internship are to learn more about Virginia state politics, to gain a better understanding of the various policy areas that contribute to childhood development, and to collaborate with the Voices team to create equitable policy solutions.


Stay tuned for more on Kaytee and Kelsey’s work at Voices and check out blog posts they’ve written below:

Learn more about the work Kelsey is doing by checking out the KIDS COUNT Data Center. 

Learn more about Kaytee’s work in our policy center.

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