Accomplishments: Brookings Mountain West

May 20, 2022
William E. Brown, Jr. (Brookings Mountain West) and Caitlin J. Saladino (Brookings Mountain West and The Lincy Institute) recently authored "Time to Turn the Corner on Nevada’s Mental Health Crisis," which was published in the Nevada Current. Their piece discusses Nevada's chronic shortage of mental health and social work professionals for adults…
April 6, 2022
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Peter Grema (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute), Blanca Peña (Criminal Justice), and Nicole Thomas (Educational Psychology, Leadership, and Higher Education) co-wrote a recent Op-Ed titled, "Students, Taxpayers Once Again Robbed by Higher…
March 23, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) has been selected to receive the 2022 Sam Lieberman Regents’ Scholar Award, announced this month by NSHE. Administered by the NSHE Board of Regents, the scholarship is awarded to only nine students — one undergraduate and graduate student from each Nevada…
March 7, 2022
Caren Yap (undergraduate student) has been selected as 1 of 22 students nationwide to become a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow for the Summer of 2022. At UNLV, she is pursuing a double major in international business and business marketing with a double minor in global entrepreneurship and Brookings public policy. As a fellow, she…
February 11, 2022
Vanessa Marie Booth (Political Science, The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West) recently was selected to attend the 2022 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota. The JSI Fellowship prepares students to obtain a master’s or joint degree in public policy, public…
December 28, 2021
Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio (The Lincy Institute, Brookings Mountain West, Public Policy and Leadership) recently had an article published in the International Journal of Prisoner Health. Her study, "Harm Reduction: A Public Health Approach to Prison Drug Use," provides a summary of research surrounding prison-based harm reduction programs.
October 8, 2021
Olivia Cheche (Political Science, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her OpEd, "Vaccine gaps have a prominent effect on Black Nevadans" published in the Nevada Independent. Cheche discusses data which shows Nevada as reporting one of the lowest vaccination rates for its Black population when compared to 45 other states,…
September 28, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her Op-Ed, "Microchip manufacturing could boost Nevada economy" published in the Nevada Independent. Gilberton discusses how the expanding global microchip shortage presents a premier opportunity to augment Nevada’s strong economic diversification efforts.
September 15, 2021
Katelin Gilbertson (Economics, Brookings Mountain West, The Lincy Institute) recently had her research on The Future of the Live Entertainment Tax in Southern Nevada published in the UNLV Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal. Gilbertson's research examines the history and current state of the Live Entertainment Tax to propose recommendations to…
September 2, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published, "The Great Student Swap," a higher education policy brief authored by Brookings Institution Economic Studies colleagues Aaron Klein and Ariel Gelrud Shiro. This policy brief explores trends in student body compositions, tuition costs, and appropriations for state schools across the country, focusing on…
August 11, 2021
Brookings Mountain West recently published a housing policy brief authored by colleagues from the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution. The policy brief titled, "How Did Homelessness Change During the Great Recession and Recovery?" examines changes in homelessness rates from 2007 to 2020 within Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix,…
August 6, 2021
Saha Salahi (Communication Studies, Brookings Mountain West, and The Lincy Institute) was named the inaugural Nevada recipient of the John Lewis Youth Leadership Award by Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske in a recent press release. The John Lewis Youth Leadership Award was established in 2021 by the National Association of Secretaries of State…