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State & Hill 2019 Spotlight Summary

Apr 4, 2019
Policy Pitch Highlights Students’ Niche Nine returning MPP students reflected on their summer internships by sharing their experience and policy impact in the inaugural Policy Pitch Competition. Guest judges for the competition included former...

Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019, 5:30-6:30 pm EDT
Betty Ford Classroom (1110 Weill Hall)
Returning Ford School Master's students completing summer internship experiences will have the opportunity to reflect on their internship experience and celebrate the start of the upcoming school year.

Eli Gold: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:04:12

Eli Gold (MPP/MS ‘22) made a difference with Detroit-based Soulidarity, to help the people of Highland Park recover their street lights and have safer neighborhoods (and he made a true pitch for funding!)  

Mariatu Santiago: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:03:31

Mariatu Santiago (MPP ‘21) used her passion for storytelling to help establish a blog series University of the Virgin Islands Research and Technology Park, to highlight to its target community the range of opportunities available to them.

Policy Pitch Competition: Q&A

Oct 1, 2020 0:16:55

Returning Ford School master's and BA students completing summer internship experiences answer questions from the audience.

Karolina Ramos: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:04:26

Karolina Ramos (MPP ‘21) contributed to The Aspen Institute’s Financial Security program by looking at how human-centered policies can help recipients of government aid better manage the process, happy that her social media skills can be policy-re

Mariam Sayeed: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:03:28

Mariam Sayeed (MPP ‘21) chose to work at Direct Relief to learn how international organizations impact communities that are in the most need by sending resources and care to local organizations, especially as COVID-19 affects displaced communities

Policy Pitch Competition: Full Video

Oct 1, 2020 1:16:30

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.

Clary Baudraz: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:04:46

Clary Baudraz  (MPP '21) says her time at Save the Children allowed her to promote her concern for women’s and girls’ political participation, to make sure that girl's voices are being heard in the policy debates that affect their lives. 

J'Taime Lyons: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:03:14

J'Taime Lyons (MPP/MBA ‘22) was able to apply the tools she has gained at the Ford School to make an impact in community engagement at the Durham Children's Initiative, which creates a pipeline high quality services from birth through high school

Emma Kern: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:03:25

Emma Kern (MPP, ‘21) worked at the Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice on their poverty report, collecting both data and personal stories on how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought inequity to the forefront.

Safiya Merchant: Policy Pitch Competition

Oct 1, 2020 0:03:26

Safiya Merchant (MPP ‘21) examined one issue while at the City of Detroit Housing and Revitalization Department: How to design an inclusive community that preserves affordable housing and improves the quality of life for the most vulnerable even i

Pranav Govindaraju: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019 0:04:17

Pranav Govindaraju (BA '20) talks about fear, excitement, and the ability to learn and grow while tackling large tasks during his internship at the Federal Reserve Board. 

Monika Anderson: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019 0:04:32

Monika Anderson (MPP/MSW '20) tells us about their work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in New York and how they are committed to speaking up about mental health issues. 

Karl Hoesch: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019 0:04:04

Karl Hoesch (MPP '20) discusses his passion for access to affordable housing as well as climate change, which directly tied into his work with the Office of Climate and Energy at the State of Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Ene

Policy Pitch Competition: Full Video

Sep 17, 2019 0:53:08

Presenters 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.

Jonatan Martinez: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019 0:03:11

Jonatan Martinez (MPP '20) describes his internship with the LEAN Team at the Mayor's Office in Detroit, and explains how his own background has sparked his devotion to breaking the cycle of poverty and serving his community.

Brandan Pierce: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019 0:04:43

Brandan Pierce (MPP '20) describes his work and research with Boston Public Schools in the Office of Human Capital and the goals they are working on such as diversifying faculty/staff for the benefit of the students.

Brooke Bacigal: Policy Pitch Competition

Sep 17, 2019 0:03:31

Brooke Bacigal (BA '20) talks about her organization (Re)Vive that aims to improve the lives of refugee students by helping them with everyday tasks that can be barriers to these people such as emails, cover letters, and job applications.