Before joining the SIA team, Drake completed a yearlong fellowship with the U.S. Department of State in Germany through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange program. Prior to this international experience, Drake worked in the Office of Policy Development and Planning Research at the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity.
He attended Webster University in St. Louis, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in economics, and then earned a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Illinois in Springfield, Illinois – his hometown.
- State Policy Analysis
- SIA State and Local Policy Working Group