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Meet Our Current MPA Fellows

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UConn Public Policy Faculty are at the Forefront of the Field

UConn Public Policy faculty are nationally renowned researchers and educators who are devoted to your growth as the next generation of public and nonprofit sector leaders.

Our faculty’s’ expertise and research includes investigations influencing policy development at the state and national levels; in areas including education, state and local fiscal strategy, societal health, child and family development, diversity and demand for public services.

Andrea Alexander

Andrea Alexander

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Militza Allen

Militza Allen

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Eligibility Service Escalations, CT Department of Social Services

Michael Baczewski

Michael Baczewski

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Contract Specialist, Procurement Division, CT Dept. of Administrative Services

Padraig Barry

Padraig Barry

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Chief Program Officer, Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Dana Begin

Dana Begin

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

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

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Tim Bergin

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Policy Analyst, CT Office of the Treasurer

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Kayla Burgess

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Budget Analyst, University of Connecticut

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Rory Burke

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Director of Special Projects and Planning, Town of Seymour

Michael Bzdyra

Michael Bzdyra

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Government Affairs Group, Murtha Cullina LLP

Boyd Canfield

Boyd Canfield, Jr.

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Maria Cappuccitti

Maria Cappuccitti

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Central Contracts Unit, CT Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

Eleanor Cuifalo

Eleanor Cuifalo

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator, Klingberg Family Centers

Kate Cummings

Kate Cummings

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

State Trooper, State of Connecticut

Ryan Curley

Ryan Curley

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Town Clerk, Town of Portland, CT

Tara Downes

Tara Downes

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Director of Communications, CT Office of the State Comptroller

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Molly Durand

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Coordinator, Domus Kids, Inc.

Debra Pittorie Forand

Debra Pittorie Forand

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Principal Consultant, DP Forand Nonprofit Management LLC

Michelle Fournier

Michelle Fournier

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Human Resources Manager, Human Resources, UConn

Carease Gadson

Carease Gadson

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Research Staff Assistant, Office of Legislative Research, Connecticut General Assembly

Tiffany Garcia

Tiffany Garcia

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, CT Department of Transportation

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Justin Gilbert

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Police Lieutenant, UConn Police Department

Melanie Goodin

Melanie Goodin

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Fiscal Administrative Officer, Department of Administrative Services

Maureen Goulet

Maureen Goulet

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Senior Program Manager, Municipal Services Department, Capitol Region Council of Governments

Bridget Inzirillo

Bridget Inzirillo

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Director of Administration, Office of the Provost, UConn

Sarah Lewis

Sarah Lewis

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Program Manager, The WorkPlace

Jessica Muirhead

Jessica Muirhead

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Administrative Coordinator, Department of History, UConn

Charlotte Nelson

Charlotte Nelson

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Program Coordinator, Science of Learning Art of Communication (SLAC), UConn

Olivia Otto

Olivia Otto

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Eligibility Services Worker, CT Dept. of Social Services

Tina Prakash

Tina Prakash

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Special Assistant to the Deputy, The Office of the Secretary of the State of Connecticut

Shari Pratt

Shari Pratt

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

DBE/OJT Program Manager, CT Department of Transportation

Marlaina "Nina" Rodriguez

Marlaina "Nina" Rodriguez

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Program Coordinator, Family Promise of Central Connecticut

Eric Rosario

Eric Rosario

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Assistant Finance Director, Office of the Bursar, UConn

Zoe Schwartz

Zoe Schwartz

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Manager of Membership Services, The Alliance

Corinne Seibert

Corinne Seibert

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Staff Attorney 3, State of Connecticut Department of Social Services

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Kendra Shakir

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Education Consultant, CT Department of Education

Robert Shelby

Robert Shelby

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Police Lieutenant, Hartford Police Department

Judy-Ann Staple-Stewart

Judy-Ann Staple-Stewart

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Fiscal Administrative Officer, CT Department of Administrative Services

Leah Wade

Leah Wade

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Senior Grants Operations Manager, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Pedro Zayas

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Communications Director, New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU