Mike is a second-year MPP student from Old Saybrook, Connecticut. He originally enrolled in the MPA program in Fall 2015 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Human Rights from UConn in May 2015. During his undergraduate career, Mike held an internship with the Windham AIDS Program, which provides medical case management, support groups, and various other services to community members affected by HIV or AIDS across Windham County. Mike is currently an IPP intern at the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management.
Mike became interested in the Department of Public Policy when looking for a way to apply his Human Rights background to policy decisions. After hearing of the program’s high rate of graduate employment and opportunities for professional networking, he applied to the program. In his first year, Mike held a Graduate Assistant (GA) position in the Department of Public Policy. When the department announced it was offering an MPP degree, Mike saw an opportunity to develop useful skills for a career in quantitative policy analysis. Mike expects to graduate with an MPP in May 2017.
Upon graduating from the MPP program, Mike hopes to work at the state level and contribute to policy analysis with a human rights framework. He advises any student to take full advantage of the multitude of resources provided by the Department of Public Policy’s faculty and student staff.