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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.

Militza Allen

Militza Allen

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Eligibility Service Escalations, CT Department of Social Services

Taijah Anderson

Taijah Anderson

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Legislative Liaison, Mayoral Aide, City of New Haven

Michael Baczewski

Michael Baczewski

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

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

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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

Paul Clep

Paul Clep

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Benefits, CT Department of Social 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

Rebecca Dahl

Rebecca Dahl

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Program Coordinator, Connecticut Land Conservation Council

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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

Ramonita Garcia

Ramonita Garcia

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Family and Community Engagement Specialist, Capital Region Education Council

Tiffany Garcia

Tiffany Garcia

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist, CT Department of Transportation

Justin Gilbert

Justin Gilbert

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Police Lieutenant, UConn Police Department

David Grant

David Grant

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Executive Assistant and LGBTQ+ Liaison, City of Hartford

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

Mercedes MacAlpine

Mercedes MacAlpine

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Program Assistant, The Perrin Family Foundation

Robert Osborne

Robert Osborne

MPA Fellows, Class of 2022

Sergeant, City of Bristol Police Department

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

Robert Shelby

Robert Shelby

MPA Fellows, Class of 2021

Police Lieutenant, Hartford Police Department

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