Bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies, psychology from the University of Wisconsin. Master’s in social work from the University of Wisconsin.
Ms. Propson contributes to data collection, writing reports and proposals, and statistical analysis on a variety of projects.
Ms. Propson is currently conducting compliance monitoring of juvenile detainees on behalf of the Michigan Department of Human Services, Bureau of Juvenile Justice. She collects data and conducts site visits to ensure detention facilities are in compliance with the four core requirements of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act. She also assists in the evaluations of several programs in Michigan that aim to prevent and address issues related to juvenile delinquency, such as truancy and substance abuse. In addition, Ms. Propson works on the evaluation of the Virginia Community College System’s Virginia Financial Success Network project, which is funded by a federal Workforce Innovation Fund grant. The project aims to provide financial literacy and support to job seekers in six workforce areas across Virginia. She also contributes to the evaluation of a workforce development initiative through the Kansas Department of Commerce, which aims to strengthen service delivery to job seekers through partner collaboration and cross-training.
Before joining PPA, Ms. Propson served as a policy analysis intern with the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families. There, she analyzed data to assess the progress and outcomes of state policies and publicly funded services, particularly in the areas of juvenile justice and child/family services.