Lancy Downs is a second-year MPA student focusing on policy analysis. She currently serves as an intern for the Criminal and Civil Justice team at the National Conference of State Legislatures and for the Pathways to Better Jobs Dialogue at the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. Before coming to Trachtenberg, she worked in strategic communications for a range of non-profit clients, including PBS, Ken Burns, The National Constitution Center, and Catholic Charities of New York. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University in 2016. In her spare time, Lancy loves to read, go to the movies, and do the New York Times crossword puzzle.