Capital City Fellow - Sasha Hammond-Lee
Hometown: Falls Church, VA
Undergraduate School: University of South Carolina
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Art/Graphic Design
Graduate School: University of the District of Columbia
Graduate Degree: Master of Public Administration
Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD) (October 2012 – April 2013) As the Special Assistant to the Office of the Director, I was tasked with working on a variety of performance management and strategic initiatives projects. I completed a performance management matrix to streamline and track key performance indicators and developed standard operating procedures for reporting and monitoring. I also provided research to recommend best practices for nonprofit enterprises, certified business enterprises (CBEs), and commercial clean teams.
- Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH) (April 2012 – September 2012) I oversaw the artist programming, session planning, and budget for a national conference for 300 attendees. I also worked on an initiative to fund business development training, housing, and access to capital. In the area of grants management, I researched best practices and guidelines to support the introduction of three new grant programs for FY 2014; reviewed financial reports to ensure compliance with District grant-making regulations; analyzed policies to identify best practices in grant monitoring and risk assessment; and conducted site visits to the Commission’s grantees.