Policy Analyst

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Tamera Booth

tamera.booth@gmail.com | (223) 281-6784 | Casper, WY


I am a Policy Analyst with over 4 years of experience in the field. I have worked on policy research, analysis, and development for various organizations including government agencies, think tanks, and nonprofits. My skills include qualitative and quantitative research methods, data analysis, stakeholder engagement, policy writing/editing, and project management. I have a strong interest in public health policy issues related to maternal & child health (MCH), reproductive rights/health equity; as well as environmental justice & sustainability policies.


Policy Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming, WYMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated with city officials to secure $2 million in funding for a new community center.
  • Led the development of a policy paper that was instrumental in getting the city to adopt reforms to its tax code.
  • Researched and wrote a report on the economic impact of proposed changes to the state's minimum wage laws.
  • Authored an op-ed piece published in The New York Times advocating for stronger gun control measures.
  • Conducted extensive analysis of data from surveys administered by the Department of Education which led to recommendations for improving school district policies.
  • Presented findings from research on trends in income inequality at a conference attended by policymakers from across the country.

Policy Analyst I at Wyoming Medical Society, WYSep 2018 - Apr 2022

  • Wrote and edited policy briefs, fact sheets, talking points, op-eds/editorials, blog posts, and website content on a variety of topics.
  • Researched and analyzed state statutes, regulations, agency guidance documents & rulings to inform client strategies.
  • Conducted extensive research using online databases (e.g. LexisNexis), Google Scholar) as well as print resources.
  • Utilized Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) to organize data sets for analysis; created charts & graphs to illustrate findings.
  • Developed PowerPoint presentations for internal & external audiences summarizing key findings from research projects.


Master of Public Policy at University of WyomingSep 2014 - May 2018

Some skills I've learned are policy analysis, research, program evaluation, stakeholder engagement, and project management.


  • Policy analysis
  • Legislative research
  • Regulatory analysis
  • Policy writing
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • 7. Project management

Valene Deshane

valene.deshane@gmail.com | (224) 996-2516 | Laconia, NH


As a Policy Analyst for the past 4 years, I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in analyzing policy, researching data, and communicating findings to various stakeholders. I am an expert in both qualitative and quantitative research methods, as well as Excel and PowerPoint. My greatest strength is my ability to take complex topics and communicate them in a clear, concise manner. In addition to my analytical skills, I also have superb writing skills which allow me to produce high-quality reports that are easy for others to understand.


Policy Analyst at Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Hampshire, NHMar 2022 - Present

  • Led the development of a policy paper that was instrumental in securing $2 million in funding for early childhood education programs.
  • Researched and wrote a report on the impact of minimum wage laws on small businesses, which led to changes in legislation that benefited those businesses.
  • Conducted an analysis of state welfare programs that resulted in recommendations for more efficient use of resources and improved outcomes for recipients.
  • Authored a white paper on healthcare reform that helped shape the debate and eventual passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Policy Analyst I at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, NHJul 2018 - Mar 2022

  • Led the development of a policy paper that was instrumental in changing state legislation, resulting in an increase of $2 million in funding for early childhood education programs.
  • Researched and wrote legislative reports that were used to inform policymakers on key issues affecting the state budget.
  • Conducted data analysis that led to the identification of $1.5 million in savings for the state health care system.
  • Coordinated with multiple stakeholders to develop regulations governing the implementation of a new statewide program, which resulted in increased efficiency and cost savings.


Master of Public Policy at Dartmouth College, NHSep 2014 - May 2018

How to read and analyze policy documents, how to conduct policy research, how to write policy memos and policy briefs.


  • Policy analysis
  • Research
  • Data analysis
  • Critical thinking
  • Writing skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Organizational skills