Month: May 2024

2024 Faculty Excellence Awardee: Yusun Kim

Full Name: Yusun Kim Title and Organization: Assistant Professor, UConn School of Public Policy Education B.A., Korea University, Economics, 2011 M.A., Seoul National University, Public Administration, 2013 Ph.D., The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Public Administration, 2019 Teaching & Research Interests Teaching & Research Interests Public Financial Management State and Local […]

2024 MPA Academic Excellence Awardee: Elena Lofgren

Full Name: Elena Frances Lofgren Title and Organization: IT Project Management Intern, UConn Health SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA, ‘24 Elena is a second-year Masters of Public Administration (MPA) student finishing her Internship and Professional Practice (IPP) internship at UConn Health in the IT Project Management Office. She graduated from Southern CT State University […]

2024 MPA Fellows Academic Excellence Awardee – Carrie Titolo

Full Name: Carrie M. Titolo Profession: Office of the Governor’s Fellow, State of Connecticut SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA Fellow, ‘24 Carrie is a Communications professional with over 15 years of experience, predominantly in the nonprofit sector, focusing on public relations, brand strategy, fundraising and crisis communications. She has worked with a variety of […]

Celebrating the Class of 2024

On Monday, May 6th the School of Public Policy (SPP) held a celebration to honor the 2024 SPP graduates. The evening celebrated 27 Public Policy (MPP), four Survey Research and Data Analysis (SRDA), 51 Public Administration (MPA) and 19 MPA Fellows graduates. They hailed from Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Idaho, New York, New Jersey and […]

2024 MPP Academic Excellence Awardee: Amaka Atuegbu

Full Name: Chiamaka (Amaka) Atuegbu Title and Organization: Intern, Office of the Commissioner – Connecticut Department of Public Health SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPP, ‘24 Amaka Atuegbu is a Masters of Public Policy (MPP) candidate whose interest in building her analytical skills and addressing complex policy problems led her to the program at the […]

2024 MPA Fellows Academic Excellence Awardee: Karen Hasterok

Full Name: Karen Bleakley Hasterok Title and Organization: President, Junior League of Greenwich SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA Fellow, ‘24 Karen Hasterok, MPA & Nonprofit Management Graduate Certificate (NPM) ‘24, obtained her undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from Muhlenberg College. After a long stint in corporate America on Wall Street and later in […]

2024 MPA Academic Excellence Awardee: Rachel Boward

Full Name: Rachel A. Boward Title and Organization: Intern to the Assistant Town Manager, Windsor Town Manager’s Office SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA, ‘24 Rachel Boward is a graduating Masters of Public Administration (MPA) student from UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP). Originally from Moon Township, PA, she received a bachelor’s degree in English […]

2024 Albert G. Ilg Fellowship Awardee: Aaron Hinze

Full Name: Aaron Hinze Title and Organization: Research Assistant, Technical Assistance to Brownfields SPP Degree and Graduation Year: MPA, ‘25 Aaron is a senior history major and Fast-Track Masters of Public Administration (MPA) student. During junior year he began working with the EPA Region 1 Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) program, which is run out […]