MPA Alum Seeks to Fix “Pebbled Roads” Through Data Driven Decision Making

Recently we caught up with UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Jayhon (Jay) Ghassem-Zadeh. A 2015 Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate, he notes, I recently started a new role at Capgemini Government Solutions where I focus on making meaningful, technological, impacts at the Department of Justice and broader federal law enforcement agencies. I […]

Recapping 2022 with UConn SPP

2022 was filled with moments of IMPACT here at UConn’s School of Public Policy (SPP)! In no particular order, help us recap another fantastic year with a network dedicated to service. #1 One of the most noticeable changes for our network this past year was becoming a School of Public Policy. Though our name may […]

MPA Student Aims to Make Housing More Affordable

School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Tyler Havens found a love of public service while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Hartford with his father. While attending Providence College he engaged in various volunteer activities, and after receiving a bachelors in Business and Management he completed two service terms with […]

MPA Students Serves in the Area of Development with Ädelbrook

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Samantha King transitioned from psychology to political science while competing her bachelors. Her love of government, policy and helping citizens led her to switch majors. She explains, My courses were super eye opening, and I realized I wasn’t really suited to be a politician, […]

MPA Student Applies Classroom Insights to The Rideshare Company

UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Raymond Hagan has always had a passion for public service. His first experience  with nonprofit management was while interning with the Yale-China Association and IRIS: Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services in New Haven. During his gap year between high school and college, he […]

MPA Student Supports Benhaven’s DEI Council

Master of Public Administration (MPA) student Brianna (Bri) Vig is currently interning at Benhaven. With UConn School of Public Policy (SPP) she is able to complete a Sponsored Internship with the organization, which assists families and children with autism and other developmental disorders. As the diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) intern, she helps Benhaven’s newly formed DEI […]

SPP Alum Applies MPA Skillsets at Hartford Healthcare

School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Ashley Bodamer (MPA ’18) currently serves as Director at Hartford Healthcare‘s Tallwood Urology and Kidney Institute. In her role, Ashley oversees existing programs, partners with physicians on programmatic growth opportunities and leads new technology, innovation and quality improvement efforts. She began her career with Hartford Healthcare after completing her Master of Public […]