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Analisa Sorrells is the Chief of Staff and Associate Director of Policy for EducationNC. Analisa grew up in Windermere, Florida where she attended the local public elementary, middle, and high school. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in public policy and a minor in reporting from the UNC School of Media and Journalism. Analisa previously worked with EducationNC as a Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation fellow.

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