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Nicole Ravenell, MPP

Policy and Research Director

Nicole Ravenell is Policy and Research Director for the Southern Institute on Children and Families. She also serves as Deputy Director for Policy for the Covering Kids & Families Initiative. Prior to joining the Southern Institute in 2000, she served two years as a Policy Fellow with the Ounce of Prevention Fund, Kids Public Education and Policy Project (Kids PEPP) in Chicago. Prior to Ms. Ravenell’s position with Kids PEPP, she worked with the Chicago Public Schools and Temple University.

Ms. Ravenell earned her Master of Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.