Tanis Klingler is an Analyst at Building Impact. Previously, she founded an organizing alliance leadership team and infrastructure as a Regional Impact Associate with Leadership for Educational Equity. As a Policy Fellow, she used research-based analysis and strategy on state-level initiatives, including passing a bill to sharply increase and retain teachers of color and researching mechanisms to achieve parity in capital financing. Additionally, Tanis was an Educator to both first-year science teachers and high school students. She incorporated project-based learning that aligned with the Information Technology and Software Engineering Magnet School in Bridgeport, CT. She taught AP Physics in a New Haven charter school and coordinated academic operations with elementary Superintendents for a Charter Management Organization. Tanis received her B.S. in Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.