The UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) is pleased to announce the recipients of our academic excellence awards. These prestigious awards are given annually to a student or students who are graduating from the Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Administration – Executive Track (MPA Fellows), Master of Public Policy (MPP), and Master of Arts in Survey Research (MASR) programs in either December, May, or August of the academic year. Winners are selected based on demonstrated academic excellence evidenced by a high cumulative GPA in public policy coursework. Achievement in the engagement with scholarly activities of the School of Public Policy or the University and performance of public service or survey research may also be considered.
Rebecca Conto completed the MASR program in December 2021. She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology from Albright College and a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Castleton State College. Rebecca has worked in the research field for nearly 20 years in various capacities and currently leads the survey operations team for a health economics and outcomes research company.