Pooja Paode was the inaugural Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Public Policy Fellow, where she studied data and policy gaps that influence housing and services for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Previously, she has led cross-sector collaborations, programmatic development, and strategic planning for a variety of community-based health initiatives. Her policy interests include health and housing policy impacting vulnerable populations, community health worker programs, and mental health systems.
A perpetual Sun Devil, Paode holds master’s degrees in Public Policy and the Science of Health Care Delivery from Arizona State University. She earned her undergraduate degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from Arizona State in 2016.