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Policy Research Group

Catherine Annis

Catherine AnnisMPA – manages the policy research group at the DeVoe Moore Center and is completing her MPA from the Askew School of Public Administration. She is passionate about making all levels of government more streamlined and efficient to better serve their communities. She has interned with the James Madison Institute, the State Legislature, and the U.S. Department of Energy. Catherine believes that turning research into action is the key to solving society’s most complex problems and creating the world of tomorrow. See staff section for contact information



Giovanna Da Silva

Giovanna Da SilvaHistory and International Affairs – is the Blog Content Manager for the DeVoe Moore Center. She is a senior at FSU. She edits blog posts and works with research assistants to produce policy content. Her research focuses on issues relating to licensing and regulation, tourism, and natural disasters. She speaks fluent Spanish and Portuguese and is a Campus Coordinator with Students for Liberty.




Chad Thomas

Chad ThomasEconomics – is a policy analyst intern. His research has focused on the effects that anti-price gouging laws have on storm recovery processes. Specifically, his work takes a look at the interaction between market supply signals and privatized resource allocation efforts and how these laws play a role in supply shortage rates. He is a member of NABE and likes sci-fi movies.





N'Namdi Green

N'Namdi GreenEconomics and International Affairs – is a policy analyst intern. His research for the DMC has focused on Major faith based organizations and the role they play in economic development. Specifically, the role of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church of Tallahassee in the Frenchtown redevelopment initiative. His personal research interests include United States international trade with foreign countries and economic development.




Jordan Greer

Jordan GreerEconomics – is a policy analyst intern. His research focuses on the economic history of Frenchtown in Tallahassee in order to better contextualize the effectiveness of community redevelopment initiatives. Some of his accomplishments include receiving the UNCF-Koch scholarship, being named as a YP4 Fellow, and being a Seminole Torch Bearer. He currently serves as the Vice President of the FSU chapter of the NAACP, and as a student senator on FSU’s 69th Student Senate.



Jason Blackthorne

Jason BlackthorneEconomics – is a policy analyst intern. His primary research has focused on evaluating the efficiency of the permitting process in the city of Tallahassee for both commercial and residential buildings. By creating a database to track and analyze permit wait times, Jason has begun to test the city’s claim that their residential permitting process has improved. Jason is involved on campus with Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, and Dance Marathon.