Sara Phillips did amazing work as the Research Analyst for North State Together. Her talents and hard work did not go unnoticed….Shasta College’s Economic and Workforce Development Division has hired Sara as their new Interim Director for the Center for Excellence. This is a fantastic and well deserved opportunity for Sara. This is a message from Sara to all of you and your collective impact teams:

Hello North State Together partners,

I wanted to let you know that I’m leaving the role of Research Analyst for NST in order to work with the Center of Excellence (COE) as Director of COE for the Far North State.  In this role, I’ll be providing technical assistance and research support to the community colleges in our region. 

As many of you know, the work of the NST project is personal to me.  I am sad to be leaving but I am thrilled about this opportunity to continue to strengthen our region’s educational attainment and workforce development.  It has been my pleasure and a great privilege to work with you all and to support the important work you do.

With sincere thanks and appreciation for all that you do,


Jamie Spielmann joined the North State Together team as the new Research Analyst in October 2018.  As you can tell from the video linked below, Jamie is excited to support the work that the county collaboratives are doing!