Bridget Copes joined Synapse as a communications associate in 2016. Most recently, she worked at Peer Health Exchange (PHE), a national nonprofit that provides health education in under-resourced public high schools. As PHE's Boston Development Manager, she managed the site's institutional giving portfolio, communications, and data management systems. She initially joined PHE as a Program Manager, a role in which she trained and supervised 150 volunteer health educators, coordinated program logistics, and wrote training curriculum modules.
Ms. Copes’s other experience includes leading gender equity initiatives at Vanderbilt University, conducting a mixed methods needs assessment on sexual assault prevention at Washington University in St. Louis, and writing legislative policy briefs on various topics for the St. Louis County Municipal League. In addition, she completed a year of national service through Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest. She served at a daytime drop-in shelter for adults experiencing homelessness, where her responsibilities included providing resource referrals, supervising volunteer groups, and cooking twice daily meals for up to 400 people.
Ms. Copes earned her BA in English from Georgetown University and her Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.