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Kuna Tavalin joins the McKeon group with over a decade of experience in public affairs, advocacy and strategic planning as Policy Director in the education and human services arenas. Her most recent client-based portfolio includes early childhood home visiting, early education, literacy, juvenile justice, American Indian education and federal research policy.

Kuna began her career in the U.S. Senate where she worked for five years covering issues that ranged from early childhood education and poverty to housing, transportation and judiciary issues. Additional experience includes leading special education policy at a disability organization and a short stint teaching middle school humanities. The daughter of educators, education is a family business that can be found in every generation of her family.

Kuna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and politics from Brandeis University and Master’s Degree in teaching from Smith College. As a volunteer, she has been tutoring students in literacy for twenty years.

A native Vermonter, Kuna currently resides in Takoma Park with her husband and daughter.