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SPPA ALUMNI IN ACTION
  • Alex Greer
    M.S. and B.A. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
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  • Andrew Haines
    MPA '03 – An accomplished local governmental leader and elected official.
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  • Chunjing Liu
    M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
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  • Cimone Philpotts
    MPA '13 - Experience in assistantships and Legislative Fellows supports career growth assisting legislators.
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  • Gwen Angalet
    Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
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  • Hira Rashid
    M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
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  • Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
    Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
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  • James B. Goetschius
    Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
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  • Jenna Bucsak
    B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
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  • John Carney
    MPA '86 – Newly elected Governor of the State of Delaware
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  • Kelsey Edmond
    M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
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  • Lindsey Interlante
    MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
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  • Mark Rucci
    B.A. and MPA '15 – Continuing his public policy education internationally.
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  • Meredith Rubin
    B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
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  • Paige Gugerty
    B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections bewteen healthcare providers and resources.
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  • Paul Ruiz
    B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's depencdence on oil.
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  • Stephanie Ottino
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
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  • Tom DeWire
    MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
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  • Yuliya Brel
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
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  • Megan Wakelee
    B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
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  • Zack Adinoff
    M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
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  • Jissell Martinez
    MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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  • Scott Beale
    MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
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  • Matthew Garlipp
    B.A. '13 - Measuring perfomance and running analyses for a federal government agency.
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  • Merritt Burke IV
    MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
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  • Ryan Burke
    Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
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  • Allison Becker
    B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
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  • Serita Porter
    M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
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  • Kirsten Jones
    M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.e
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  • Elizabeth Burland
    M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
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  • Elizabeth Lockman
    M.A. '15 - Education policy and equity in the urban landscape; improving advocacy efforts in Wilmington.
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  • Thomas Martin
    Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
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  • Angela Gladwell
    M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
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  • Mark D. Stevens
    MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
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  • Courtney Mogavero
    B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
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  • Melanie Ross Levin
    B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
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  • Dená Brummer
    MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
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  • Eric Johnson
    Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
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  • David Rudder
    Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
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  • Erin Kennedy
    MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
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  • Tom Friedman
    MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
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  • Mike Morton
    MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
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  • Jonathan Kirch
    MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
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  • Albert Shields
    MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
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  • Kim Gomes
    MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
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  • Erika Farris
    M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
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  • Mike Fortner
    MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
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  • Emily Gonce
    MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
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  • Bill Clark
    MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Anastasia Kuzmina
    MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
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  • Barrett Edwards
    MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
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2003MPAhttps://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Bill Clark.jpgSenior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton<p>Former IPA research assistant Bill Clark (MPA ’03) has built upon his experiences at the University of Delaware to move into the homeland-security business.</p><p>Clark is a Senior Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, serving as a task leader on a contract supporting the Infrastructure/Geophysical Division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate.</p><p>Clark explains, “After a year working for state government relations, where I focused on issues related to the environment and critical natural resources, I started my career in homeland security, specifically in infrastructure protection.</p><p>“My entry into homeland security began when I took a job as the Manager of Security Policy at the Water Information Sharing & Analysis Center [WaterISAC]. In this role, I drafted, edited, and laid out print, e-mail and Web newsletters pertaining to homeland security issues and served as liaison between WaterISAC and federal agencies and other national-level associations with respect to drinking water and homeland-security programs and policy issues.</p><p>“After a about a year, I decided to try my hand in government consulting, specifically for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” Clark has spent the past three years supporting the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Infrastructure Protection as a consultant.</p><p>More recently, Clark has begun supporting Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate, where he supervises a team of eight. He is responsible for overall contract coordination, including monthly reporting on the health of the contract, budget management, expense approval, and professional-development planning. He also assists with project research, planning, execution, and support and provide input in preparation for briefings.</p><p>“Managing a team of eight can be challenging,” Clark says. “Identifying individuals’ strengths and then matching those strengths to the client’s needs are sometimes difficult. It was also a difficult adjustment for me to learn to delegate work to others, but it became a necessity as I took on more and more responsibility.”</p><p>Taking on more responsibility is something for which Clark was well prepared while an MPA student at UD and during his tenure as a Legislative Fellow.</p><p>“Understanding the budget process is critical in my role now, as it had been when I worked for the WaterISAC,” Clark says. “In my current role, I’m expected to manage a program-support budget and a staff, so coursework in finance and human resources proved very helpful. I’ve also found that the Legislative Fellows Program gave me valuable insight into how decisions are made by lawmakers, as well as the influences and interests that enter into those decisions.</p><p>“Working as a Legislative Fellow helped teach me how to solve problems on the fly, which has served me well as a government consultant. As a Research Assistant [for IPA], I had to provide various levels of analysis and rigor to problems and issues facing the state of Delaware. I’ve carried the ability to develop rational solutions to ambiguous problems with me into the working world, which has benefited me greatly.”</p><p>Clark is happy where he is now and expects to work for Booz Allen Hamilton for the next several years. When he’s not working to help the government keep us safe, Clark enjoys spending time with his family and friends in the Washington, D.C., area.</p>https://www.sppa.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=56

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