Payton Bordley

Payton Bordley

Government Innovation Fellow - Washington State
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Payton Bordley is a Government Innovation Fellow working with the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF). She is currently supporting the department in piloting prevention interventions for substance-using pregnant individuals and developing a referral pathway tailored to Native American communities. Payton recently earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. While completing her studies, she worked as a Summer Associate at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as a Graduate Strategy Intern at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF), where she focused on improving childcare access and affordability. Previously, she managed the Skokomish Indian Tribe’s youth suicide prevention program, taught high school English in rural Japan, and served as a Racial Equity Liaison at the City of Seattle.