Not a Think Tank, but a THINK HUB. . .

Prairie State Policy is a centralized hub that produces content that helps explain certain Illinois centric topics and issues. Additionally, we provide an outlet for our state’s leaders, public managers, activists, and elected officials to articulate policy issues to prompt good discussion on public policy.

Our Team

Christopher Ryan Crisanti, Executive Director

Chris holds a MPA and graduate certificate in informatics from Northeastern University (Boston, MA) and is licensed in property, casualty, life and health insurance.  He writes about economics, public management, and finance.

Ryley Brunn, Writer

Ryley is a Political Science major at DePaul University. His research includes public policies and their impacts on intersectional identities at both the international, national and local levels. Additionally, he writes about cultural, economic, social welfare, and environmental policies and their impacts on the state of Illinois. 

Isabella Perez, Writer

Isabella Perez is a Junior at Augustana College where she studies Political Science (International Relations emphasis),and English with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. She has previously worked in local government, political organizations, and written for the Brookfield Democratic Organization . In her spare time she is a dedicated activist for Human rights and part time poet.

Sara Meeks, Writer

Sara is a junior at Sarah Lawrence College and studies psychology and art. Her research includes prison abolition, psychiatric care reform, and LBGTQ+ rights. In her free time, she volunteers as a creative writing teacher at a jail and is civically active in her hometown of Brookfield.

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