LaShanta Roquemore has joined NLIHC as a Fall Outreach Intern. Having earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paralegal Studies from Northern Virginia Community College, LaShanta is completing her Bachelor of Individualized Study Degree from George Mason University. She previously served as a Federal Policy Intern at the Low Income Investment Fund where she researched the federal budget’s impact on Community Development Financial Institutions and developed social impact reports aimed at strengthening Congressional support for community development initiatives. Her other experience includes internships in American Express’ Government Affairs Office and at the BET Network.
Barbara Yang has joined NLIHC as a Fall Research Intern. Originally from China, she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Hong Kong Baptist University. Her passion for nonprofit work has led her to pursue further study in the United States. In May 2013, she graduated with her Master’s in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. She has previously interned with The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and was a volunteer teacher in low-resource areas including Phnom Penh, Cambodia and Pengzhou, China.