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Ammara Ansari (MPP ‘19) serves Detroit youth through evaluation

Jul 14, 2021
Ammara Ansari (MPP ‘19) never imagined working on youth education and wellness policy or conducting evaluations—but in a joint fellowship with The Skillman Foundation and the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF), that is exactly what she’s doing....
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Sharon Dolente (MPP/JD ‘04) expands ballot access in Michigan

Jul 13, 2021
Instrumental in passing Proposal 3, which heavily expanded access to the ballot in Michigan, Sharon Dolente (MPP/JD ‘04) is an expert at creating voting rights policy. “Although Americans identify in our tribes, or our camps, or our political...
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Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) informs and supports state energy policy

Jun 28, 2021
Before she took a position at the Nuclear Energy Institute as the director of stakeholder strategy & engagement, Kristy Hartman (MPP ‘13) served as the energy program director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). NCSL’s energy...
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Leadership grounded in service

Jun 10, 2021
By David Pratt Paula Lantz completes remarkable term as associate dean Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Curricular overhaul and creation of a new master’s program. A leadership initiative. Helping students, faculty, and staff through a...
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Spring 2021 Class Notes

Jun 10, 2021
Alan Miller (MPP/JD ‘74) coauthored a new book, Cut Super Climate Pollutants Now!, with Durwood Zaelke and Stephen O. Andersen (April 2021, Changemakers Books). Maureen Donohue Krauss (MPP ’85) was recently named president/CEO of the Detroit...
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Dream big, listen, and know when to compromise

Jun 10, 2021
Elected and newly appointed alumni on public leadership We asked four seasoned pros what they’ve learned about leadership, overcoming governing challenges, and what public servants can do to succeed in a contentious political landscape. State...
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Ford alum secures Peter Harbage Fellowship

May 21, 2021
For the first time ever, the Peter Harbage Fellowship has chosen a Ford School or University of Michigan alumni. Named in honor of Peter Harbage (MPP ‘93), the one-year fellowship provides fellows with “a year-long experience to deepen learning and...
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Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) awarded the Eckstein Prize

May 10, 2021
Recent Ford School graduate Kalena Thomhave (MPP ‘21) is the 2021 winner of the Eckstein Prize for Interdisciplinary Research for her comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by the U.S. Unemployment Insurance (UI) system during the...
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Action on campus, in Congress, and across the globe

Dec 9, 2020
Ford School Currents: Perspectives from students, faculty, and alumni    Dr. Menna Demessie (PhD ‘10)  is the senior vice president of policy analysis and research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which advances research and...
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Fall 2020 Class Notes

Dec 9, 2020
Patrick Larkey (MPP ‘71, PhD ‘75) is living the dream at Ariel Pointe of Sachse, Texas where he is writing an unredacted, personal history of the public policy field from its outset. Any old-timers willing to share vivid or not so vivid...
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Brandy Johnson (MPP ‘09) makes college accessible in Michigan

Jul 29, 2020
Increasing college access has been a top priority for Brandy Johnson (MPP '09). What started as a $2 million grant application Johnson was asked to write during her Ford School internship with Governor Granholm evolved into the highly successful...