Staff

Rachel Zinn is Director of WDQC, leading efforts to refine and promote the Campaign's policy agenda. She engages with national, state and local leaders to offer information on education and workforce data systems and how they can be used for improving human capital development.
 
Before joining WDQC, Rachel was a Program Analyst in the Education and Labor Branches of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where she provided policy analysis on postsecondary education and workforce development and organized multi-agency efforts to enhance data linkages. Earlier in her career, Rachel worked for the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, served as a CORO fellow on civic engagement in her native city of Cleveland, and was a reporter with The Blade daily newspaper in Toledo.
 
Rachel holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from Amherst College.
 
Jenna Leventoff is a Policy Analyst for WDQC, leading efforts to track and analyze legislation and regulation related to data privacy, authoring issue papers on best practices for data use, and serving as a primary point of contact for state advisors. Jenna joined NSC in 2015.
 
Before joining WDQC, Jenna was an Associate at Upturn, where she analyzed the civil rights implications of new technologies. Earlier in her career, Jenna served as Manager and Legal Counsel of the International Intellectual Property Institute, leading the organization’s efforts to utilize intellectual property for international economic development. Jenna has also held internships with the American Civil Liberties Union Washington Legislative Office and Senator Sherrod Brown.
 
Jenna holds a J.D. and a bachelor's degree in political science and English from Case Western Reserve University. 
 

Christina Lindborg Peña is a Policy Analyst for WDQC, coordinating our social media outreach, website content development and event planning. She tracks federal and state workforce and education data advances, assists with policy analysis and produces communications for WDQC’s network.

Prior to joining WDQC, Christina served as an analyst and program manager with the British American Security Information Council, where she addressed nuclear arms control and transatlantic security. She also worked with the Overseas Development Council and was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists.

Christina holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Dominic Alhambra

Dominic Alhambra is an intern providing research, website, and social media support to the Workforce Data Quality Campaign. Dominic is a fourth-year undergraduate at the University of Florida at Gainesville, with a major in International Relations and a minor in Chinese Studies. Professionally, he wants to work in infrastructure development with a focus on the importance of information technology as a tool for economic and social equity.

 

 

Andy Van Kleunen is Chief Executive Officer of the National Skills Coalition, which he founded in 1998 as The Workforce Alliance in collaboration with leaders from the workforce development and philanthropic communities. Andy has led the Coalition to become a nationally recognized voice on behalf of a diverse array of stakeholders, building upon his experience as a community organizer, a policy analyst, and a practitioner-advocate with roots in the workforce field. He oversees all aspects of the Coalition’s efforts, including building alliances with new partners as well as advising state and federal policy initiatives.
 
Andy is the author of multiple publications in the areas of workforce policy, healthcare policy, and urban community development. He is a recognized expert on state and federal workforce policy, regularly cited in such leading national publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
 
Prior to founding the Coalition, Andy was Director of Workforce Policy for the national Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute, where he worked with employers, unions and client advocates to improve job quality and training for low-wage workers within the nation's long-term care sector. Andy also spent over 14 years in community organizing and development efforts within several of New York City’s low-income and working-class neighborhoods.
 
Andy holds a master’s degree in urban sociology from the Graduate Faculty at the New School for Social Research, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and honors studies from Villanova University.