Fitore graduated from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University in 2015, earning a Master degree in Public Administration. During her Masters
studies, Fitore had the chance to work on projects that dealt with social policies. Namely, she conducted a needs assessment of substance abuse treatment services in the Central New York region for ACR Health, Syracuse; evaluated the implementation of the ‘School Feeding Program’ in the Municipality of Prishtina, Kosovo; developed the program evaluation design for the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training for Prevention Network, Syracuse; and developed a policy proposal for an internship matching and college preparation program to raise job placement, graduation and college-going rates of students with disabilities in Onondaga County. Her recent work experience includes working on projects with the Institute for Veterans and Military Affairs (IVMF), Syracuse University as a Research Associate. While at IVMF she led two project: The Implementation Review of the Presidential Executive Order 13518 in
collaboration with US Office of Personnel and Management and a Needs Assessment of Financial Capability Services for Veterans, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. Currently, Fitore is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Social Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, and working as a volunteer at PIKS. Her research interests include education policy, gender dynamics, and race/ethnicity and disability intersectionality.
I am very passionate about civic engagement and public policy and how these two intertwine. I believe that the best way to make informed-decisions in public policy is to always consider people’s opinions and thoughts. That is why I have helped in establishing the PIKS NGO, as a mean to promote civic engagement and offer the youth a place where they can freely speak about their concerns and proactively contribute in resolving these issues. Having likeminded and passionate individuals join us at PIKS has helped the organization to further our common goals and passions and create value for the organization.