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Policy Pitch Competition

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm
Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
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Returning Ford School Master's students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and celebrate the start of the upcoming school year. 

Presenters will deliver pitches highlighting their internship organization, policy interest areas, policy impact and engagement, skills gained and takeaways from their internship as they move forward with their careers.

A celebrity panel of judges will determine a 1st and 2nd Prize.


  • Ralph Johnson, Americas Ombud, McKinsey & Company
  • Kallie Michels, Vice President for Communications, University of Michigan
  • Naomi Goldberg, Director of Policy & Research, Movement Advancement Project
  • Phil & Kathy Power, Power Foundation

Master's student pitch presenters:

  • Charmaine Chua, Office of Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez, Detroit
  • Emily Fletcher, Civic Consulting Alliance, Chicago
  • Anthony Fowlkes, Center for Minority Serving Institutions, Philadelphia
  • Hira Mumtaz, World Bank, Washington, DC
  • Megan Nestor, Office of Development and Grants, Mayor's Office, DetroitChigozie Okwu, USAID, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jon Poser, Trust for Social Achievement, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Leah Squires, Direct Relief, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Zhibin Ye, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy (the Beijing Center of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace), Beijing, China
  • Anna Zinkel, Office of Workforce Development, Mayor's Office, Detroit

A reception with food and refreshments and an opportunity to meet judges and presenters will follow the competition.

All are welcome to attend!

Hosted By

Graduate Career Services
Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E)