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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

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

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

Tara Downes

Tara Downes

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

Director of Communications, CT Office of the State Comptroller

Carease Gadson

Carease Gadson

MPA Fellows, Class of 2020

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

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

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

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