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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...
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Tannistha Datta (MPA ‘09) protects children’s rights in India

Jul 13, 2020
Since volunteering with a children’s nonprofit in high school, Tannistha Datta (MPA '09) wanted to pursue children’s rights protection work. At the Ford School, this desire was confirmed. "Through policy and international development frameworks, the...
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Claudia Muñoz (MPP ‘09) improves U.S. defense and security

Jun 18, 2020
Claudia Muñoz' (MPP '09) career has focused on improving the national and international defense and security sector. With over 20 years of experience in the public and private sector, Munoz continues her dedication to these sectors as a research...

Two MPP alumni named 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellows

May 31, 2019
On May 23, 2019, Victory Institute announced this year’s Victory Empowerment Fellows, naming two Ford School alumni, Brenda Duverce (MPP ‘16) and Preston Parish (MPP ‘18). Victory Empowerment is a national organization that strives to promote openly...

The Weight of Debt, the Dignity of Debtors

Oct 2, 2020, 12:00 pm EDT
Join professor Frederick Wherry in this discussion about how dignity and respect affect consumers' engagements with and responses to debt. Wherry will share about his work to understand and empower the linkages between lending and human values.