A project specialist at the Centre for Effective Services, Caitlin Allen works to improve outcomes for people across Ireland by bringing the best evidence into policy and practice. She is passionate about understanding the factors that enable social change, and has researched progress towards LGBT equality in Ireland in both her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Through her project ‘Empowering Youth to Lead Next-Generation Policy’, Allen intends to facilitate greater citizen engagement in change at the level of government, by creating resources to make the processes of policymaking and implementation more accessible.
“Being part of the network of Eisenhower Fellows and receiving mentorship would enable me to absorb a wealth of ideas and experiences. With this learning, I could confidently take the next steps in my career and work on being an effective leader for other young people seeking to make positive change.”