Policy Pitch Competition - Full

September 12, 2018 0:52:04
Kaltura Video

Master's students completing summer internship experiences deliver pitches highlighting their internship organization, policy interest areas, and policy impact.


Good evening everybody.

Welcome to the school pitch competition
I'm thrilled to be able to join you I just

wasn't sure I was going to make it but
just got off a plane and

managed to get here in time to see these
wonderful wonderful presentations I'm

really looking forward to it I want to
thank our judges who are going to be

introduced by Listen just
a moment I want to thank Phil and

Kathy power for the gift that made
this all possible from the beginning.


I want to thank Liz and Cindy for
putting on a great show tonight and for

all the work that they are doing with all
of you to make the program impractical

policy engagement real so thank you very
much and let me turn it over to this.

Everybody welcome.

It's fun to be up here.

With a more diverse group and M.P.P.
class actually our M.P.P. class is really

diverse but we've got all different sorts
of people here today it's so wonderful to

see everybody thank you so I'm Liz Gerber
I'm the director of the program and

practical policy engagement and I'm really
pleased to invite everybody to this

in our inaugural pitch competition which
in addition to P 3 you are putting

in partnership with the Office
of graduate career services here

at the ford school and I also want
to offer a shout out to Jennifer and

where's Peter Peter who have really
moved this effort along and who

are of course amazing partners so we hope
you'll find this fun and dynamic event.

And we're going to you're going to
have a chance to hear our students

talk to you about their summer
internship experiences in 3 minutes or

less we think this is an important
skill for them to have to be able to

very clearly and
concisely articulate applied policy

the real world policy experiences that
they've had in a powerful way and so

we've got our judges who are going to be
helping both assess their performance and

then also provide feedback to the students
and in the spirit of continuous learning.

I want to say that this program is
exemplary of the kind of event that P 3 S.

going to be.

Doing partnering with other
units around campus we think

that we can have the most impact when
we have great partners were small and

we want to be big and we want to have
a big impact so this is a good example of

the kind of partnering that
we want to be able to do and

I want to echo Michael's thanks
to Phil and Kathy power for

the generous gift from the power
foundation that is helping to make all.

All of this possible so
again let's give Phil and Kathy and

I thank.

Our other judges who I'm
going to introduce now so.

The students of course will be introducing
themselves as part of their pitch So

Naomi Goldberg who is an M.P. P.

alone $2008.00 she is
the director of Policy and

Research the movement
Advancement Project or map which is

a leading policy were who where
she leads policy work and

work designed to understand and
increase the capacity of the L.

G.B.T. movement and

she's also a member of the Ford school's
alumni board so thank you Naomi.

Next we have Kelly Michaels who
joined the university in 1998 and

was appointed vice president for
communications in 2017 as vice president

miss Michaels oversees all aspects of both
internal and external communications for

the university including communication
policy media relations advertising and

marketing and creative editorial and
design services so thank you

Kelly next we have
Relf Johnson who is an M.B.A.

along 1902 he is the for
the Americas region

at the consulting firm of McKinsey
all you consulting people out there.

During his professional career he
held other positions at McKinsey

the Cuyahoga County Welfare
reform agency and

the General Motors Corporation Ralph
is the past chair of the U.

of M.
Alumni Association Board of Directors

the university's annual fun and
the Ross School of Business is on

board of governors so welcome and
thank you for coming.

Next Cathy power who is

principal power foundation she is
a dynamic community volunteer and

activist and she's provided energy and
leadership to such organizations

as Planned Parenthood of Michigan where
she chaired the board is that correct.

Chaired the board and
also I know she's very active and

passionate about the Humane Society
of your own valley.

And then last but
not least I'll introduce Phil Power.

He's a B.A. you want me to say
what year you graduated Phil.

That's right thank you but.

That wasn't a test I just
wanted to say you know.

Phil is a former newspaper publisher and

served on the University of
Michigan's Board of Regents from 187

to 1999 he's a member of
the Ford School Committee and

we welcome him in that capacity he was
the owner of the home town communications

network an award winning group of 64
community newspapers in Michigan and

the upper Midwest Phil founded the Center
for Michigan in 2006 a think and

do tank that encourages
greater understanding and

involvement in public issues amongst
America's citizens I'm sorry

amongst Michigan citizens I'm going to
just add in here that the Center for

Michigan publishes the outstanding
bridge magazine and

Phil shared with me just a minute
ago that they just hit 1000000

readers on bridge magazine in
just 5 years so if any of you.

If any of you are not readers of bridge
magazine add yourself to that 1000000 it's

well worth it it's amazing journalism
I think it's the best journalism in

the state and not just saying that because
Phil and Kathy are here it's the real

truth and he also helped form the
Corporation for a skilled workforce and

served as vice chairman of the Michigan
Economic Development Corporation So

thank you Phil for being here as well.

And with that I'm going to turn it over to
the students so we'll have the 1st student

come up and please enjoy their
pitches good luck stooge.

Hi I'm sure I mean I'm a master's in
public policy as well as a masters in

social work specializing in community
organization so I think when I

view of changing the world maybe like some

of you maybe not like some of you but what
I thought I was going to do I thought I

was going to be a lawyer I thought I
was going to help many clients and

I thought I was going to maybe make
some impact case law along the way but

as I began my career as a lawyer I
found myself questioning on a very.

On a very frequent basis how was
my work serving my clients So for

example if many people come to
a lawyer asking for compensation for

accidents one way you can help them
is to give them that compensation and

getting it through the court system but
another way that you can approach this is

analyzing the issue from a different
perspective trying to avoid such accidents

in the 1st place by helping to enhance
safety guidelines for trucks so

that kind of shaped my approach to
the work that I wanted to do I wanted to

approach problems that my clients faced
in real life I wanted to think about

the interests that were at stake and
I wanted to solve it in a way that

wasn't limited to just legal options so
this summer I had

the opportunity to in turn at Detroit
City Council I was working in Council

member of Calcutta near the Lopez office
what she does is that she advocates and

city council making laws for the city of
Detroit and she also works on a very.

Close basis with about 100000 constituents
in her district that she serves and

one of the issues that we're face in
her district was a huge truck problem

so about 25 percent of US Canada
trade goes through the trite and

her district that's one bridge that allows
all the trucks to pass through and there's

a new bridge that God how international
bridge that's coming up with well.

So as I began to analyze the issue I
thought OK it is a big part of the charts

economy Detroit is even burning itself as
a larger sticks help so there is a reason

to look at how to help truck companies
operate better helped truckers

operate well but at the same time a lot of
trucks are going through on your own and

residential areas including
in the district and

this cost a lot of problems for example it
could cost traffic problems congestion it

could cost safety problems with accidents
and also cause a lot of unseen pollution

which will lead to reduce health
outcomes and I also realize that

by my thing which is that heavy trucks
actually lead to increased road where

which means more potholes for all of
us traverse a Michigan roads every day.

So what I did for the office was I helped
to generate innovative options by doing

comparatively search on says use and
countries around the world and

what I discovered was really interesting
for example one option that I discovered

was that New York City community members
actually partner law enforcement and

they get money from helping to enforce and
idling laws and

from a totally different
perspective just thinking about

the engineering part of it you can do
basic trucking modifications as well for

example if you remove the mirrors and
you put safety cameras

you can actually increase fuel
efficiency and this reduces emissions so

I believe although it only takes about
a policy to be implemented I believe that

this will help to fund sustainable
trucking that will help to balance

the different interests at stake and
that will help to build a better Detroit.

So as compared to the past before
this internship and coyote's that

I want to continue to explore these
big problems that people face and

I want to continue to look at defense
in chess as well as to explore many

options to help decision make
us reach better solutions and

in order to analyze this open
mind I've taken up some.

Future positions for
example I'm doing social wrote

placement with the Office of
metropolitan impact in UN be able on and

that covers a wide range of interests as
well as I'm starting a research assistant

**** working on financial policy
at the Center for finance law and

policy which is just up there
said this building Thank you.


We're parsing hope
everyone's having a great

day when 4 weeks down of a master.

In other words I'm also very excited for
the 1st option.

So my name is Anthony as I've been
standing up here as we've been doing

a little bit but I would love to talk
to you about my internship experience I

as a 1st John student here
a student of color really

find immense value in higher education I
don't think I need to tell this audience

that higher education can do some amazing
things towards iconography ability and

empowering people to really further
their lives and many great areas and so

it may come as a shock to you that over

There's a select few subset that really
work towards furthering students

like myself and our outcomes they're
called minority serving institutions there

are $800.00 of them and I really
thought wow these are really important

institutions because there are certain
people like me and people who don't have

the opportunity to come to a school like
Michigan or who don't even think that they

have the chance to come to a school like
Michigan and so enter the Center for

minority serving institutions it's
a great center it advocates for and

kind of hope redistribute resources
from the University of Pennsylvania

down to many of these other
institutions that really need help and

uplifting their voices and so
what I did was I applied thinking I really

want to help kind of reach out and become
a part of this great network and work for

them not knowing how transformational
this experience would be for

me I wonderfully got accepted
to this internship and

started working with Dr Marybeth Gasman
There she is an incredible person and

I will speak more to that later but

I want to say that over this internship
I got to experience some really cool

things to help uplift and
kind of support their mission I

wrote an article about one of the newest
types of I'm a size which Brock Obama

put into a bill right before he became
president I got to work on this really

interesting research report that focused
on the outcomes that might affect.

These institutions if the house went
through with their proposal for the higher

education reauthorization bill I got
to work on another really great Twitter

conversation with policy experts across
the nation talking about the institutions

and these all really came because
of my skills that I was learning in

the classroom learning how to write well
learning how to communicate positions and

learning how to do a lot of really
invested research in these areas and so.

Well I left the institution knowing that I
probably won't ever return to the center

to work there full time.

I took away a lot about
how to advocate for

those who need help in uplifting their
voices specially in policy Spears

how to communicate your ideas
when you're trying to work.

On a large issue that can be very vast and
cover many different areas and

then also how to lead Marybeth Gasman
was an amazing leader and

taught me how to selflessly
give opportunities and

resources to other people and so I really
hope that I can take this going forward

and imply and
apply this to my work also helping and

encouraging other students to continue
to pursue higher education in the future


Good evening can hear me OK beautiful but

OK so my name is Jonathan poser
I'm a 30 year do a masters student

at the Center for Russian East European or
Asian studies and

the Ford School of Public Policy I've been
fortunate enough to spend about 3 years

of the last 10 studying working and
travelling in Eastern Europe and.

What started as a kind of general interest
in Russian language courses led to a year

or a semester studying in Moscow 2 years
teaching English in Kiev Ukraine and

a season recruiting in Ukraine Moldova for

an international educational exchange
program it was during this last experience

in 2015 when I interviewed a number of
Ukrainian teenagers who had been displaced

by the conflict in the eastern part of the
country as I reflected on that experience.

I and the effects of things like systemic
corruption conflict and just deep seated

social inequity I understood that I
wanted to develop the policy skills

necessary to assist people in Eastern
Europe that to the capacity that I'm able

in the leaving leave eating some of the
the adverse circumstances that they face.

So this summer I had
an internship at the Trust for

social achievement which is a nonprofit
in Sofia Bulgaria that services.

Minority communities in Bulgaria and

tries to integrate them into Bulgarian
society specifically they target the Roma

the Roma commonly known by the pejorative
term gypsies constitute about 5 to 10

percent of the country's population and
are on average the poorest people there.

The organization works to
alleviate some of the most.

Significant challenges that they face
in areas such as prenatal health care.

Infant of care Early Childhood
Education Workforce Development and

you fall into your ism the Roma have
been typically marginalized and denied

access to many of these areas of society
for centuries in many European cities.

So using a holistic approach
to poverty alleviation and

social integration the trust for

social achievement partners with
international and domestic organizations.

In all of these areas so at the trust I
had the opportunity to work on a number of

different projects but primarily I was
tasked with writing a policy brief

that is going to be used as
an advocacy tool to lobby for

the elimination of fees associated
with kindergarten attendance

basically making early education free for
every child in Bulgaria.

The core of this report was based
on a recently published World Bank

impact evaluation of
a year long national study

conducted by the World Bank and
the trust for social achievement in how to

most effectively increase participation
in early education from the communities.

I combined the results of this report
which basically said Make it free and kids

will attend and mixed in a little bit of
information about the long term benefits

of early childhood education including
Ypsilanti zone Perry Preschool Study and

then also made projections about the long
term positive impact both socially and

economically that early education
would have on Bulgarian society.

So the opportunity was phenomenal for
a number of reasons of all of the projects

that were proposed would require the
direct application of skills like policy

writing research sadistical analysis and
program management

all of which I've been learning here at
the ford school and all of which I relied

upon during my time there I was
also eager to develop my experience

working with marginalised populations in
the Greater Eastern European region so

I came away from this experience
with one primary lesson was that

change is possible slow and incremental
and unsexy as though it may be.

Organizations like the trust for

social Cheeseman have moved the needle
on some really challenging issues and

some very difficult political
circumstances I've also learned

that poverty is intersectional it's
there's no magic bullet there's no panacea

a multi-dimensional problem requires
a multi-dimensional set of solutions and

finally the opportunity to work for the
trust which shows that human has renewed

my desire to work in international
development and now I'm grateful that I

have this set of experiences to draw from
in the pursuit of that ambition thank you

very much thank you.

Hi there my name's And
as in cool and I am a 2nd year

masters of public policy student here at
Fort and I spent my summer in the Detroit

mayor's office of Workforce Development
and so I was driven to this opportunity

because I've had this long term interest
in growing sustainable economic growth and

I've sort of been winding my way around
how exactly I want to do that and

before coming to foreign I worked in
economic development here locally and

I worked mostly on the business incentive
side in the program implementation side of

things and my interest in workforce
development and actually helping employees

and working on policy emerged out of that
so the mission of the mayor's office of

Workforce Development is to connect
employers with job seekers and

to create sustainable career pathways for
residents of the city of Detroit and

they do this through systems
change training and career path

mapping and through barrier elimination
and that barrier elimination piece is

where I spent my time when I specifically
looked at child care and I looked at

the unequal access to high quality
child care in the city of Detroit and

why traditionally disenfranchised
groups might not be using

the formal market at the same rate as more
affluent and well positioned groups and

so I sort of put together a memo that was
my deliverable for the summer and it broke

it had sort of 3 stood distinct parts the

looking for gaps and then the 2nd
more subsidy and part substitute

substantive parts looked at what fixes
might exist both at the municipal and

the state level and so at the state level
or at the municipal level the biggest gap

that we looked to fill was that
there weren't enough teachers and

employer employees in this space and so

I put together a training plan sort of
mapped out how much that would cost for

somebody to become an entry level worker
in the city of Detroit in the child care

industry and whether it was worth
their time to do so financially and so

that was kind of exciting because within
solving a workforce development problem

we could actually start
employing more people in luck.

Career planning and then at the state
policy level which is most where most of

the subsidies are controlled in the state
of Michigan example that's most a little

sister of to illustrate of to me was
looking at the income eligibility

requirements and so most commonly in the
state of Michigan if somebody is on child

care subsidies that means they're income
eligible which basically means you have to

be a low be below a certain threshold and
Michigan that threshold is 130 percent

of the federal poverty level and so if
you're looking at a family that's a single

parent with one child that means if they
are making and I'm not making this up any

more than $21100.00 a year
they are not eligible to

enroll initially in child care subsidies
at the same time in the state of Michigan

on average childcare costs just under
$10000.00 a year per kid and so you

can see a very realistic scenario where
somebody is just above that threshold and

spending a half or a 3rd of their income
on child care and that's a problem and

so this internship inspired me
to continue down this path and

to keep working on this policy area
hopefully once I graduate from the Ford

school there are some really innovative
thinkers in this space both in to train

across the state of Michigan and so I'm
excited to continue the fact so thank you.

Good evening everyone my name is here and

I'm an international student from Pakistan
the folk I'm going to the floor at school

I was involved to intergovernmental
with international development

organizations in Pakistan implementing
energy policy in various forms

it was during my time day that I
realized that not enough was being done

in creating a larger global impact and
I saw potential for improvement.

I question see international
development organizations in how they

decided which countries would you would
reduce sieved policy interventions and

why how do I look at resources do
these policy interventions where

these resources come from and
most importantly how global

policy made us think about fighting the
energy challenges that we all face today

through my past experiences and
the learning that I was able to gain

through my courses at the ford
school I soon realized that

my questions would be answered through
learning from the World Bank and

that is why I decided to at the World Bank
headquarters in Washington D.C.

this summer within the climate
change division the World Bank

as some of you may know is the leading
international development organization

that works towards eliminating
power to in all its forms

while I knew what to expect
somewhat from my time at the bank I

was utterly surprised by
the diversity pluralism and

equality that I experienced in all
my interaction that the World Bank

every person that I met was from
a different part of the world and

even though we had differences
in our cultural and

professional backgrounds
it was exciting to see

how we used all those unique
perspectives to come together and

work towards a common goal that of
achieving that of fighting climate change.

During my time there I was mostly
involved in 3 tasks Firstly

integrating the 2050 Paris agreement
into World Bank operations Secondly

composing a guidance note on energy
sector climate adaptation and

thirdly and what was probably
the highlight of my work over there

evaluating different tools of
climate finance using cash flow and

economic models to see what the impact
of that will be on the cost of

electricity and then using that analysis
into helping decision makers and

stakeholders within as well
as outside the World Bank to

decide how to EFF efficiently
allocate resources to climate finance

and there were many things that I learned
during my time there at the World Bank

especially how crucial
climate change is within

the overall energy realm especially and
I decided to bring that inspiration

with me to school I am now taking
a course on climate change

convention and what the impact of that
will be on policy around the world and

I also plan to actively get in Waldron
climate blue which is a society dedicated

to creating awareness about
climate change and I sincerely

hope to contribute more towards this
newly found passion of mine thank you.

Hello everyone my name is squires and any

friend of mine knows that I often prefer
the company of books to other people.

I really partial to fiction and especially
international authors who I started

reading at a pretty young age I can really
chart a connection from my love for

his and you know to my undergraduate study
of anthropology my Peace Corps service

in Morocco the work I did later with
refugees in Portland Oregon and

ultimately my decision to come to the ford
school and study international policy.

I believe that there are many voices
under represented in the policy arena and

a personal goal of mine is to learn
how to elevate and those voices and

shed light on their stories and
so with that goal in mind and

because I thought a summer
spent reading would be fun I

specifically sought out an internship
as a researcher a writer and

I was lucky enough to secure position with
direct relief in Santa Barbara California.

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid
organization that supports domestic and

international partners with
medical relief assistance.

With the aim to improve the health and
lives of those

affected by poverty or emergency
situations I worked with the research and

analysis department which uses data and

To enhance or enable the direct relief and
partner organizations capacity

to respond in crisis situations
specifically I my research focused on

the ring a refugee crisis happening right
now in Bangladesh where over 1000000.

Have fled genocide and
political persecution and me on Mar.

To settle now in Bangladesh where
today we have the largest and

most densely populated refugee camp in
the world it's also a very precarious Lee

positioned in the southern coastal Basin
which is prone to Monsoon flooding and

landslides and also typhoons so
I got to investigate the intersection

between existing environmental and health
hazards as well as the response to this

crisis by the HOPE Foundation which is
director Leafs partner in Bangladesh.

My primary to Liverpool
was a 3 part story series.

That looked at the refugee crisis and
highlighted the role that

the HOPE Foundation played in Bangladesh I
really liked doing this research it was

engaging for me given my interest
in international development and

also the connection to refugee
policy a practical takeaway for

me was I got to learn our mapping software
which I just thought was the coolest.

And also learning a little bit about
Excel gave me the opportunity to

apply quantitative analysis and tell data
driven stories specifically the direct

impact on the HOPE Foundation was also
really meaningful my reporting inspired

the director of the C E O to give the
HOPE Foundation a grant of $100000.00 and

also launching a company and fundraiser
that raised in additional $9000.00

in individual donations this funding
directly serves Hope's operations and

will lead to the completion hopefully
of her field hospital in the camps

which primarily serves women and children
who are just proportionally represented

in the population at about 80 percent so

I'm really excited to keep working with
direct relief actually as a contractor and

continue reporting on this crisis and
hopefully other stories in the future and

the experience confirmed that I can
leverage my skills as a researcher

writer and hopefully influence decision
makers again in the future thank you


Hi everyone my name is Meghan Esther and

this past summer I interned at the Detroit
mayor's office and he had the distinct

pleasure to carpool with an A single from
Ann Arbor so we can talk about that later.

I came to policy school after 10 years
in the nonprofit sector where I was

supporting college and career access for
historically under-represented students in

New York City I returned to school and
to my home state because I wanted

to learn how to address social change at a
deeper level and I also wanted to venture

away from my experience in education and
learn about some new policy areas from

the start of my time here I knew I wanted
to work in Detroit for the summer for

one thing it's a very exciting place
to be right now and I remember when my

supervisor interviewed me she pitched the
pitch the excitement pretty hard she said

they're going to write books about this
time in Detroit Michigan Don't you want to

be a part of that very intensely and
I did I did want to be a part of it.

Folks in the mayor's office
are consistently reaching for

the same North Star goal to serve
the people of Detroit every action taken

every dollar spent every conversation had
it comes back to this mission of serving

the people of Detroit it's pretty
phenomenal I was thrilled to have

the chance to work with these people and
to learn about so many different areas of

policy I worked out of the office of
development and so provided support to

raise money for various mayoral priorities
so I got to work on projects and

work with departments ranging from port
security to lead remediation to parks

improvements all over the map but
the most exciting part of the summer for

me was working on a feasibility
study regarding expanding pre-K.

industry I knew the question that
the mayor wanted an answer to which was

can Detroit offer free universal pre-K.

but beyond that it was up to me and
my colleagues to figure out the rest

we engaged in stakeholder interviews
quantitative research and evaluation of

current policies both here and across
the country all lots of stuff that I

learned at the ford school last year and
this all culminated in a few meetings with

Mayor Dugan himself we laid out our
recommendations for expanding pre-K..

And at one point the mayor
actually looked at me and

said What do you think we should do just
like that he likes to point to a lot and

I was really excited a little scared but

mostly excited and emboldened to say like
I think we should do this we can do this

there's a real change we can make for
people in the city of Detroit so

later that week I attended a meeting with
the mayor and other city leaders including

the superintendent of Detroit Public
Schools the heads of the Kreskin colored

foundations and I listened to Mayor Dugan
lay out his plans for expanding pre-K.

in the city plans I had directly
worked on it influenced and

I watched the other leaders in
the room respond with excitement and

promises of lots of support financial and
otherwise and it was a very

exciting day to see my work follow through
all the way from the community outreach

phase to recommendations to the actual
start of implementation of a new policy

I've never experienced anything like that
before it was it was really incredible So

I started my time at Ford school thinking
I wanted to move away from news and

education and try something new but
to my surprise I found that the project I

was most energized by this summer was
about just that after my experiences and

a trait I now know that I definitely want
to work in a city that I care deeply about

I want to focus on policies that make
a direct impact in people's lives and

I learned that I may end up returning
to work all began for me working for

Youth and Families who knows maybe
even right here in Detroit thanks.

Hi My name is Emily Fletcher and
I'm a 2nd year M.B.A. M.P.P.

dual degree student and my journey here
started when I left my hometown of

Seattle Washington to attend Dartmouth
College where I studied neuroscience and

anthropology and through these
majors I discovered a passion for

health care because health care seemed
like a way to address complex deeply

meaningful problems and have a real impact
on people's lives so after I graduated

I spent some time working in global health
programs and then health care research and

consulting and I really liked working at
the intersection of public policy and

business but I found that working at
these sort of high level health care that

the level of high level health care
stuff didn't really scratch my itch for

having an impact on people's lives and
seeing the end result of my work so

returning to school I discovered that I
wanted to have a more local focus to my

work so this summer I interned at civic
consulting Alliance in Chicago which

is a nonprofit consulting organization
that works with public sector and

nonprofit sector clients in the areas of
public safety education health care and

economic vitality and

C.C.A. is unique because they receive
funding from the business community and

philanthropic organizations with which
allows them to provide consulting services

free of charge which is pretty amazing and
so why it hope to diversify my

experience and expand outside of health
care I found myself working with

a collaborative of 6 hospitals and
health systems known as West Side United.

And West Side United is a really
innovative initiative because it's 6

hospitals coming together to collectively
address social determinants of health and

these hospitals typically view
one another as competitors so

in Chicago in the downtown area where you
may have taken a selfie in the bean Oregon

to see Hamilton life expectancy
is 85 years if you go 3

miles west to Garfield Park Life
expectancy is 69 years and

a lot of people think this is completely
attributable to gun violence and

that's just not true it's heart disease
it's diabetes it's a wide range of social

determinants rating from ranging
from education to job opportunities

to overall economic vitality
in those community areas and

these community areas
comprise 560000 residents so

working with these hospitals I was tasked
with the den of finding ways that they

could really embrace their
anchor institution mission and

address community health on the west
side so we I used my Ford school skills

to analyze quantitative health data from
the city in the C.D.C. I interviewed 20

Community Health stakeholders on the west
side in their places of work and

I aggregated these analyses into
decision making frameworks that I

walked through with my executive level
clients in steering committee meetings so

my deliverables were very thick power
points as well as some major sees

that I walked them through and
forced them to make decisions on and so

we coalesced around 4 key
priority areas Maternal and

Child Health childhood asthma
behavioral health care and

hypertension and then we did further
research into best practices and

evidence based interventions
in each of those areas and

indemnified 3 in each area that could
be scaled across the 6 hospitals.

So while I hadn't intended to work in
health care I loved this project because

it allowed me to work in the community
where the impact would happen and

these priorities will guide future
program and partnership development

moving forward so I'm excited to continue
watching the work of West Side United and

I hope you'll pay attention to because
it's a really really cool project so

I told my managers when I left C.C.A.
that I loved my time there but

because I have this passion for local work
and I'm originally from Seattle which is

also a city facing some unique challenges
in terms of growing economic inequality

affordability funding public
education my next step and

I hope my next professional adventure
will take me back to Seattle so

maybe I'll be opening up C.C.S. Seattle
office in a few years thank you thank you.

Thank you.

OK the last place I would want
to be is one of you 5 judges

because I have no idea
how you are going to

select among these amazing both
presentations but also these very

moving experiences that our students have
had so I'm sitting over here thank you.

So can we have a round of applause for

all of thanks

we will break for a few minutes so
that the judges can confer.

We've told them that they can't take 4 or

if everybody would just hang tight in
here there's food and drink outside after

the judge's return so
it'll just be a few minutes so

talk amongst yourselves and
they'll be right back thank you.

OK so the judges have conferred

they have of I assume struggled a bit and

they have concluded that there will be 2

know I don't know how you came down.

To even be able to come to this so so.

The 2 1st place winners of the 1st

the inaugural pitch competition at
the ford school are Meghan Esther.

And Emily Fletcher.

Congratulations to all of you and
why don't make in an Emily.

Where you come on down.

Come on down guys congratulations.

I guess we don't like.

But next year.

For the 2nd.


All right Pete.

To meet you.


Want you.


BE Yes OK We'll leave.

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Girl is for.


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Really get it.



You do you.

I hope all of you all of you 1st
Cheers I hope you have found

inspiration all of you 2nd
years proud of your colleagues

let's go enjoy some Did you
want to say anything all right

all right let's go enjoy the reception in
the Great Hall thank you all for coming.