Month: April 2023

2023 Faculty Excellence Awards: Karen K. Buffkin, Renzo de la Riva Agüero & Melissa McCaw

Renzo de la Riva Agüero, Assistant Professor Renzo is an Assistant Professor of Public Management at the UConn School of Public Policy. He received his Public Policy Ph.D. at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University – Bloomington. His work engages with research on local […]

2023 Master of Arts in Survey Research Academic Excellence: Molly French

Molly is a part–time student in the Master of Arts in Survey Research program, earning her degree as she works as an institutional research analyst at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. She graduated from Western Oregon University with a bachelor’s in Natural Science and a minor in Spanish. She has worked in a variety […]

2023 Master of Public Policy Academic Excellence Award: Danielle A. Cross, Thomas Dowd & Jared Tyler Lynch

Danielle A. Cross, MPP ‘23 Danielle is a graduating Master of Public Policy student with a focus on Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s in Political Science and Psychological Sciences, and was a part of the Master of Public Policy Fast Track program. She has worked […]

2023 Master of Public Administration Academic Excellence Award: Tyler A. Havens & Ghammam Mansoor

Tyler A. Havens, MPA ‘23 Tyler is a second-year Master of Public Administration student with a focus in Public Policy, Diversity, and Inclusion. He graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in business management. After Providence College, Tyler completed two year-long terms of service in AmeriCorps, the first year splitting time in the Gulf […]

2023 Public Policy Distinguished Alumni Award: Chief Lynn Malerba, MPA ‘08

Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba became the 18th Chief of the Mohegan Tribe on August 15, 2010 and is the first female Chief in the Tribe’s modern history. The position is a lifetime appointment made by the Tribe’s Council of Elders. Prior to becoming Chief, she served as Chairwoman of the Tribal […]

MPP Student Makes an Impact with Save the Sound

Kaleigh Pitcher‘s love of public service is rooted in the ability to impact people’s lives for the better on a larger scale. She explains, I think my interest really picked up in undergrad, where I studied political science and history. I was able to learn in depth about past and present injustices that need to […]

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Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Awarded Increased Funding From DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and CT Department of Transportation

In February of 2021, Institute for Municipal and Regional Policy (IMRP) Associate Director Ken Barone testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit “Examining Equity in Transportation Safety Enforcement.” As project manager of the State of Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Project (CTRP3), his testimony focused on […]