Mandisa Routheni (Bradley) is the Institute for Policy Studies Healthcare Policy Fellow at the Center. Ms. Routheni is focused on engaging New Mexico’s communities and policymakers on healthcare solutions through education and communications, as well as policy research. Ms. Routheni has collaborated with community groups, non-profits and schools to design curriculum and educational experiences that connect policy and history to lived experience and action. She recently completed the 2016-2017 New Mexico Fellowship with the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., where she organized several efforts to improve public scholarship and organizational outreach around racial and gender justice issues. While completing her B.A., Ms. Routheni was the 2015 student recipient of the Sarah Belle Brown Community Service Award, and Vice President of Africana Leadership Opportunity Team (ALOT), a student run group that provided educational programming around Black History, economic empowerment, and social justice.
She is a proud McNair Scholar, and member of AmeriCorps and the Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society of the National Council of Black Studies.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Africana Studies, minors: Sociology, Peace & Justice Studies, from the University of New Mexico in 2015.