MPA and MPP Alumni Spotlights

Public Administration & Public Policy Alumni Spotlights

Graduates go on to careers in leading organizations such as:

  • American Bar Association
  • Access Health CT
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • Artspace
  • Boston College
  • Capitol Region Council of Government
  • Cit of Hartford
  • City of San Diego
  • Committee on Capitol Markets Regulation
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Connecticut Airport Authority
  • Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
  • Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Connecticut Economic Resource Center, Inc.
  • Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
  • Connecticut Office of the Governor
  • Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
  • Institute for Informatics and Development
  • King County Housing Authority
  • Newington Public Schools
  • NYC Office of Management and Budget
  • Oak Hill
  • Our Piece of the Pie
  • State of Rhode Island Office of the Budget
  • Syracuse University - Center for Policy Research
  • West Hartford Police
  • Yale School of Medicine
MPA and MPP Career Tracks

Anne Alzapiedi

MPA, 1988

Fair Employment Practice Investigation Center of Excellence Leader, GE Global Operations and Information Technology

David Barkin

David Barkin

Adjunct Professor and Chief Architect, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Department of Public Policy

david.barkin@uconn.edu

Isabel Blank

Isabel Blank

MPA, 2018

Senior Manager of External Affairs, Yankee Institute for Public Policy

Ciara Bradnan

MPA, 2010

Senior Associate, Point B Consulting

Christopher Brechlin

Christopher Brechlin

MPP, 2018

Senior Program and Data Analyst, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

Maria Capriola

Maria Capriola

MPA, 2003

Town Manager, Simsbury, Connecticut

Hannah Casey

Hannah Casey

MPP, Certificate in Survey Research, 2019

Environmental Specialist in Corporate Governance and Sustainability, Dominion Energy

Luan Ceka

Luan Ceka

MPA, 2019

Community Programs Coordinator in the Leisure and Social Services Department, Town of West Hartford

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Steve Criss

MPA, 2019

Marketing &
Public Relations Administrator, Office of Economic Development, UConn

Sasha Davis

Sasha Davis

MPA, 2016

Research Assistant, UConn Neag School of Education

Yahaira Escribano

Yahaira Escribano

MPA, 2019

Partner Programs Coordinator, Foodshare

Reed Fogle

Reed Fogle

MPA, 2014

Performance Analyst , Ohio Performance Team (OPT) in the Auditor of State's Office

Chris Forster

MPA, 2008

Controller, CT State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) Board of Regents for Higher Education

Max Friedman

Max Friedman

MPA, 2016

Senior Research Analyst, Connecticut Conference of Municipalities

Jason Giulietti

MPA, 2004

Vice President of Business Recruitment, Connecticut Economic Resource Center

Alyssa Goduti

Alyssa Goduti

Adjunct Professor, and President and CEO, Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services

Department of Public Policy

alyssa.goduti@uconn.edu

Charlie Grab

Charlie Grab

MPA, 2018

Director of Logistics and Operations, Tufts University

Eric Gray

MPA 2008

Principal Analyst, Office of Fiscal Analysis, Connecticut General Assembly

Meghan Green

Meghan Green

MPA, 2016

Non-Partisan Budget Analyst, CT Office of Fiscal Analysis

Lauren Hunt

Lauren Hunt

MPA, 2018

Development Program Coordinator, Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at the Yale School of Public Health

Michael Izadi

Michael Izadi

MPP, 2017

Budget Analyst, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Jason Jakubowski

Jason Jakubowski

MPA, 2001

President and CEO, Foodshare

Joshua Kelly

Joshua Kelly

MPA 2019
Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management

Town Administrator, Town of Bolton, CT

Ryan Kliszewski

Ryan Kliszewski

MPA, 2018

Associate e-Builder, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Larisa Kottke

MPA, 2013

Director of Finance, Leadership Greater Hartford

Su-Teng Kuan

Su-Teng Kuan

MPP, 2017

Associate Compliance Analyst, Global Independence, Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited (DTTL)

Jessica Legnos Kearney

MPA, 2012

Second Vice President, The Travelers Institute

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin

MPA, 2015

Supervising Budget Analyst, NYC Office of Management and Budget

Kyle Livernoche

MPA 2018

Programming Services Officer, Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families

Stefanie Lopez-Howard

Stefanie Lopez-Howard

MPA 2010
Graduate Certificate in Survey Research, 2010

Statistical Analysis Center Director, Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Brian Luther

Brian Luther

MPA, 2017

Program Manager, Capitol Region Council of Governments

Ian Mangione

Ian Mangione

MPA, 2018

Manager in the 17/24K Production Chief Office, Pratt and Whitney

Vanessa Maturo

Vanessa Maturo

MPA, 2013
MA, Survey Research, 2013

Program Manager, Google

Marley McCallister

Marley McCallister

MPA, 2016

Project Manager, Epic Systems

Amanda Miller

MPA 2011

Chief Experience Officer, Day Kimball Healthcare

Kory Mills

Kory Mills

MPA, 2017

Management and Budget Analyst, City of Hartford

Parashar Patel

Parashar Patel

MPA, 1991

Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Market Access, ViewRay

Robert Phillips

MPA, 2012

Director of Planning and Community Development, Town of Southington

Chaz Plungis

Chaz Plungis

MPA, 2010

Assistant Director, Medicaid Finance, Executive Office of Health and Human Services, State of Rhode Island

Olivia Puckett

Olivia Puckett

MPA, 2018

Performance Auditor, Auditors of Public Accounts for the State of Connecticut

Kasia Purciello

Kasia Purciello

MPA, 2014

Assistant Town Manager, Town of Enfield, CT

Philip Purciello

MPA, 2014

Project Leader, Travelers Insurance
Before UConn Intelligence Specialist, United States Navy

Bob Ross

Bob Ross

MPA, 2004

Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs

Melissa Sienna

Melissa Sienna

MPA, 2017

Research Associate, UConn Health

Jake Soffronoff

MPA, 2011
M.A. Survey Research, 2011

Public Policy Analyst, USPS Office of Inspector General

Michele Sok

Michele Sok

MPA, 2012
MA, Survey Research, 2012

Account Supervisor, Rescue Agency

Tara Spain

MPA, 2008

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Travelers Foundation and Second Vice President, Community Relations, Travelers Foundation

Rebecca Tanasi

Rebecca Tanasi

MPA, 2015

Annual Fund Specialist, Baystate Health Foundation

Alex Tomczuk

Alex Tomczuk

MPP, 2019
Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management

Analyst, Public Financial Management

Peter Towey

Peter Towey

MPA, 2019

Fire Chief, City of Torrington, CT

Jim Trainor

James Trainor

MPA, 1993

Senior Vice President, Aon’s Cyber Solutions

Samantha Watson

Samantha Watson

MPA, 2015
Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Program Analyst, United States Environmental Protection Agency

Julia Yakovich

MPA, 2008

University Director of Service - Learning, Uconn's Office of Public Engagement

Stephen Yenke

Stephen Yenke

MPA, 2018

Communications Coordinator, Mutual Housing Association of Greater Hartford