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Staff

Anne Taylor

Data Analyst, Education Policy Initiative
Annie Taylor is a data analyst with the Education Policy Initiative. Her work at EPI focuses on early childhood projects, including designing and implementing research agendas for universal preschool programs in the Boston area. She joined EPI after…
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Zalma Valencia

Administrative Assistant, International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy Center
Zalma Valencia is the administrative assistant for the Ford School's International Policy Center and Weiser Diplomacy…
Staff

Peter Vasher

Associate Director, Graduate Career Services
As Associate Director, Peter works with Ford School students to discover future career paths, navigate their career journey, and develop/enhance professional competencies and skills. He leads workshop development in the office, plans career…
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Julia Weinert

Assistant Director, Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan
Staff

Qia Yang

Data Programmer, Education Policy Initiative
Qia Yang is a data programmer for the Education Policy Initiative at the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. His primary work is to maintain the Michigan Education Data Center, import data from the State of Michigan and…
PhD Students

Matthew Alemu

Matthew Alemu completed his B.S. in Accounting at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans in 2006. Afterwards, he received his MPP from the University of Michigan in 2009. Before returning to U of M in Fall 2012, Matthew worked as a policy…
PhD Students

James Allen IV

James Allen is a PhD candidate in Public Policy & Economics at the University of Michigan with interests in development economics in Sub-Saharan Africa relating to education, health, and natural disasters. He served in the Peace Corps in Mali…
PhD Students

Catalina Anampa Castro

Catalina is a joint doctoral student in the departments of Public Policy and Sociology. Prior to coming to Michigan, Catalina completed a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance at the University of Minnesota and…
PhD Students

Paul Atwell

My research and interests center on social network structure and social network change as both a function and cause of political change. I study associated collective behaviors such as voting behavior and clientelism primarily in sub-Saharan Africa.…
PhD Students

Micah Baum

Micah is a PhD student in Public Policy & Economics and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. He is interested in the interactions between public education, geographic inequality, and local labor markets. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at…
PhD Students

Elizabeth Burland

Elizabeth is a Ph.D. student in sociology and public policy. Her research interests are in the intersection of poverty, social inequality, and education policy. Previously, Elizabeth spent a year working at the Institute for Public Administration at…
PhD Students

Sydney Carr

Sydney L. Carr is a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Public Policy. Sydney earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut (2018) and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan (2020). Sydney's work is…
PhD Students

Alvin Christian

Alvin Christian is a joint PhD student in Economics and Public Policy. His research interests include the economics of education, development economics, and gender equality. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at Brown University and MDRC.…
PhD Students

Jared Cory

Jared Cory is a joint PhD student in Public Policy and Political Science. His research interests include policy implementation, organizational behavior, and policy diffusion.  He is also interested in studying criminal policies’ effects on local…
PhD Students

Asher Dvir-Djerassi

Asher Dvir-Djerassi is a joint Ph.D. student with the Department of Sociology and the Ford School of Public Policy. Asher came to the University of Michigan with an M.S. in data science from the City University of New York, a B.A. in economics from…
PhD Students

Jared Eno

Jared is interested in issues of poverty and inequality, especially the role of education in social stratification; the role of research in public policy; and quantitative methodology. After completing his MPP at University of Michigan, he worked at…
PhD Students

Alexander Fertig

Alexander Fertig received a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Wesleyan University and an MPA from the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. His current research interests are in development economics and political…
PhD Students

Jane Furey

Jane Furey is a PhD student in Public Policy and Sociology, with interests in inequality, education, social policy and quantitative methods. She previously worked at Abt Associates, where she focused on the evaluations of education and income…
PhD Students

Billy Huang

Billy Huang is a joint doctoral student in economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and philosophy from Duke University and a master's degree in economics from the University of…
PhD Students

Stephanie Karol

Stephanie A. Karol is a fourth-year PhD candidate in Public Policy and Economics. She studies the interaction between the public sector and private philanthropy in the provision of social services. Stephanie holds a BA in Economics and International…
PhD Students

Owen Kay

Owen is a Ph.D. student in Economics and Public Policy with research interests in tax policy and energy economics. Before coming to graduate school, he worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board’s Macro-Finance group. He received a…
PhD Students

Theodor Kulczycki

Theo is getting his PhD in Public Policy & Economics. His research interests include the economic impacts of climate change, labor and health aspects of migration, and development economics. He has previously worked for the Climate Impact Lab and the…