Date & time

Sep 17, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT


Betty Ford Classroom (1110 Weill Hall)
735 S. State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Returning Ford School Master's and BA 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, 2nd and 3rd Prize.

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

All are welcome to attend!


Student Presenters:

Monika Anderson, National Alliance on Mental Illness, New York

Brooke Bacigal, (Re)Vive, Lebanon

Pranav Govindaraju, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, DC

Karl Hoesch, Office of Climate and Energy, State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, Lansing

Aprisal Malale, Direct Relief, Indonesia

Jonatan Martinez, LEAN Team, Mayor's Office, Detroit

Aloka Narayanan, Brilliant Detroit, Detroit

Brandan Pierce, Office of Human Capital, Boston Public Schools, Boston

Avril Prakash, Energy and Environment Team, Public Policy Center, General Motors, Detroit

Gerson Ramirez, Government Affairs, Office of Equity, Advocacy & Civil Rights, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Detroit

Will Sims, UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency, Denmark



Kathy & Phil Power, Power Foundation

Olushola Samuel (BA '10), Division Administrator of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine

Nikki Sunstrum, Director of Social Media and Public Engagement, University of Michigan

John Ziraldo (MPA '96), President, Commonwealth Consulting