Mike is a Budget Analyst at the Office of Policy and Management in Connecticut. In his position, Mike tracks agency spending and evaluates policy in the areas of higher education and municipal aid.
Mike received his MPP in May 2017 with a focus on public finance and budgeting. During his time in the Department of Public Policy, Mike held a Graduate Assistant position with the Public Budgeting and Finance journal, an interim position with the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and an IPP internship at the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management, where he began working full-time after graduation.
Prior to earning his MPP, Mike graduated from UConn in May 2015 with a BA in Political Science and Human Rights. In the final year of his undergraduate work, Mike became interested in the Department of Public Policy because of its esteemed faculty and the opportunity for valuable work experience through the IPP program. Throughout the course of his graduate work, Mike picked up skills that he continues to use every day working for the state of Connecticut.
Mike recommends that current and future MPP students take full advantage of the many events organized by the Department of Public Policy and to spend time getting to know their professors and the department staff, who are all exceptional people.