Alumni Profiles

We’re proud of our community of 1,000+ strong alumni and what they’ve gone on to accomplish. Get to know some of our alumni and learn more about where their UConn DPP education has taken them by clicking on the profiles below.

Master of Public Administration

Maria Capriola

Maria Capriola

MPA, 2003

Town Manager, Simsbury, Connecticut

Yahaira Escribano

Yahaira Escribano

MPA, 2019

Partner Programs Coordinator, Foodshare
Obama Foundation Fellow

Chris Forster

Chris Forster

MPA, 2008

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

Alyssa Goduti

Alyssa Goduti

Adjunct Professor, and President and CEO, √Ądelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services

Department of Public Policy

Jason Jakubowski

Jason Jakubowski

Adjunct Professor and President and CEO, Foodshare
MPA, 2001

Nancy Lin

Nancy Lin

MPA, 2015

Supervising Budget Analyst, NYC Office of Management and Budget

Olivia Puckett

Olivia Puckett

MPA, 2018

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

Tara Spain

Tara Spain

MPA, 2008

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

Master of Public Administration Executive Track

Padraig Barry

Padraig Barry

MPA (Fellows), 2020

Chief Program Officer, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Dana Begin

Dana Begin

MPA (Fellows), 2020

Behavioral Health Program Manager, Office of the Commissioner, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Young Adult Services program

Tara Downes

Tara Downes

MPA (Fellows), 2020

Assistant State Comptroller, CT Office of the State Comptroller

Carease Gadson

Carease Gadson

MPA (Fellows), 2019

Revenue Agent, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services

Jessica Muirhead

Jessica Muirhead

MPA (Fellows), 2020

Senior Program Manager, Capitol Region Council of Governments

Shirley Pilkey

Shirley Pilkey

MPA (Fellows), 2020

Equal Opportunity Advisor, Region 1 Zone 2, U.S. Coast Guard Civil Rights Directorate

Judy-Ann Staple-Stewart

Judy-Ann Staple-Stewart

MPA (Fellows), 2020

Fiscal Administrative Officer, CT Department of Administrative Services

Peter Towey

Peter Towey

MPA, 2019

Fire Chief, City of Torrington, CT

Master of Public Policy

Christopher Brechlin

Christopher Brechlin

MPP, 2018

Senior Program and Data Analyst, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

Michael Izadi

Michael Izadi

MPP, 2017

Budget Analyst, Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

Su-Teng Kuan

Su-Teng Kuan

MPP, 2017

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

Alex Tomczuk

Alex Tomczuk

MPP, 2019
Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management

Analyst, Public Financial Management

Analyst, Public Financial Management

Master of Arts in Survey Research

Katrina Borowiec

Katrina Borowiec

MA, Survey Research 2014

Assistant Director of Institutional Research, Mount Holyoke College

Amanda Ford

Amanda Ford

MA, Survey Research, 2015

Market Research Project Manager
Applied Marketing Science, Inc.

Alexandra Hartman

Alexandra Hartman

MA, Survey Research, 2015

Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture

Kenneth Pick

Kenneth Pick

MA, Survey Research, 2009

Senior Survey Methodologist and UX Researcher, Technical Lead, US Department of Agriculture

Brianna Roche

Brianna Roche

MA, Survey Research, 2012

Research Associate, Education Development Center

Rodney Romero

Rodney Romero

M.A. Survey Research, 2013

President &
CEO, Le Vote Honduras

Gina Savage

Gina Savage

MA, Survey Research, 2016

Research Manager, Insights at Purple Strategies

Ashley Sprowls

Ashley Sprowls

M.A. Survey Research 2015

Clinical Research Associate, Department of Veterans Affairs