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Zach Marentay

Admissions Officer, Student & Academic Services
Zach Marentay is an admissions officer at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He previously worked at the UM School of Information as a recruiting and admissions coordinator and, before that, he worked at the UM…
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Olivia Meeks

Project Manager, Youth Policy Lab
Olivia Meeks is a project manager for the Youth Policy Lab. Prior to joining the Lab, Olivia served as a research coordinator at District of Columbia Public Schools and as a research assistant in education policy studies at the American Enterprise…
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Mariam Negaran

Administrative Assistant, Program in Practical Policy Engagement
Mariam Negaran is the Administrative Assistant for the Program in Practical Policy Engagement (P3E). Prior to joining the P3E team at the Ford School, Mariam worked in student services at the International Programs in Engineering at the College of…
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Jennifer Niggemeier

Director of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations
As Director, Jennifer is responsible for the overall strategic direction of Graduate Career Services and Alumni Relations and also co-leads the Ford’s School new Leadership Initiative. In her role, Jennifer works closely with graduate students,…
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Shiyu Nitsos

Administrative Assistant, Youth Policy Lab
Shiyu Nitsos joined the Ford School in July 2018 and currently provides administrative support for the operations and programs of the Youth Policy Lab.  Shiyu grew up in China and graduated from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics…
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Sam Owusu

Research Analyst, Education Policy Initiative
Sam Owusu is a research analyst at the Ford School's Education Policy Initiative. Originally from Chicago, IL. Samuel is a recent graduate from Davidson College in North Carolina where he majored in International Relations and Educational Studies.…
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Sharanya Pai

Student Engagement and Communications Coordinator, Center for Racial Justice
Sharanya Pai (MPP '21) is the student engagement and communications coordinator for the Center for Racial Justice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Pai’s work is at the intersection of design, policy, and activism. Her experiences range…
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Nick A. Pfost

Marketing & Communications Specialist
A policy-trained communicator, Nick is our in-house designer and brand manager, advising on and executing the school's marketing initiatives by planning, designing, and producing accessible, persuasive, and high-quality strategic materials. 
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Andrea Plevek

Executive Director, Youth Policy Lab
Andrea Plevek is the Executivee Director for the Youth Policy Lab. In her role, she provides executive leadership, administrative management, community outreach, and partnership development for the Lab. Previously, Andrea was the Executive Director…
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Armeka A. Richey

Administrative Coordinator, Poverty Solutions
Armeka Richey is the administrative coordinator for Poverty Solutions, where she supports the day-to-day work of the faculty director and provides administrative oversight and event planning support. Prior to joining Poverty Solutions, Armeka worked…
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Bonnie Roberts

Program Administrator
Bonnie joined CLOSUP in August 2008. She is responsible for coordinating various events and projects, as well as office and grant administration. She has a B.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University. Before joining CLOSUP,…
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Sharon Sand

Project Lead, DMACS
Sharon Sand manages the Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS), an initiative designed to regularly survey a broad, representative group of Detroit residents about their communities, including their experiences, perceptions, priorities, and…
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Jankeesh Sandhu

Research Area Specialist, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
Jankeesh Sandhu is a research area specialist with the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Jankeesh previously worked for the International Monetary Fund, and…
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Zuzana Selcova Wiseley

Assistant Program Manager, Weiser Diplomacy Center
Zuzana Selcova Wiseley is the assistant program manager for the Weiser Diplomacy Center. Zuzana has over 20 years of experience in private and public sector of international affairs and higher education. She is a Comenius University alum (M.Ed '02)…
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Aaron Sepulveda

Michigan Data & Policy Fellow, Youth Policy Lab
Aaron Sepulveda is a Michigan Data & Policy Fellow with the Youth Policy Lab. Through his fellowship placement with the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, he will work on improving employment and training outcomes for…
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May Skelton

Career Development Specialist
May Skelton is the career development specialist in the Ford School's Office of Graduate Career Services & Alumni Relations. As career development specialist, May helps Ford School students to navigate their career journeys, reflect on their…
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Lauren B. Slagter

Senior Communications Specialist, Poverty Solutions
Lauren Slagter is a senior communications specialist at Poverty Solutions, sharing the impact of the initiative’s research with members of the media and the public. Previously, Slagter spent eight years as a daily news reporter, primarily covering…
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Beth Soboleski

Associate Director, Student & Academic Services
In her role as the Associate Director of Student & Academic Services, Beth is responsible for the oversight of all Ford School recruiting and admissions processes and events. She also represents the Ford School at graduate fairs and other student…
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Casey M. Sullens

Employer Relations Manager
As a member of the Ford School Graduate Career Services Team, Casey works to develop, cultivate, and manage relationships and recruitment activities with government agencies, international organizations, non-profits, and the private sector to benefit…