#WhyPublicPolicy

MPP Student Highlights Importance of Redistricting

Department of Public Policy (DPP) student Ryan Scala decided to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) after noticing that the public often consumed political content that was not objective. He found that many organizations had bias and that they produced opinionated or misleading commentary. Ryan wants to utilize his DPP skillsets to objectively analyze information, […]

Lian Kish Recognized by UConn Center for Career Development

Department of Public Policy Outreach Coordinator Lian Kish was recently recognized by the UConn Center for Career Development (CCD) as a valued member of both the Career Champion program as well as a member of the Career Champion Advisory Board. In support of their Career Everywhere initiative, the CCD sponsors a Career Champion program that […]

GAPPS-ICMA 21: Meet Vice President Ryan Chester

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter is happy to introduce our 2021 Chapter Officials. Over the next few days we will be featuring GAPPS-ICMA‘s newly elected leaders with a Q & A. Today’s feature is incoming Vice President Ryan Chester, MPA ’22. Why did […]

GAPPS-ICMA 21: Meet President Paula Norato

The Department of Public Policy’s (DPP) Graduate Association of Public Policy Students (GAPPS) – International City/County Management Association (ICMA) chapter is happy to introduce our 2021 Chapter Officials. Over the next few days we will be featuring GAPPS-ICMA‘s newly elected leaders with a Q & A. Today’s feature is incoming President Paula Norato, MPA ’22. […]

Celebrating the Resiliency of the Class of 2021

The Department of Public Policy (DPP) celebration kicked off with Professor Kerri Raissian who served as the Mistress of Ceremony. Professor Raissian welcomed faculty and the graduates through a “virtual procession” and introduced the speakers for the evening.  Professor and Department Head Mohamad Alkadry provided welcoming remarks and noted that the class of 2021 is […]

MPA Student Hopes to Utilize Urban Planning to Reflect the Needs of the People

Last fall, Michelle Skowronek completed a Bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies from UConn. While pursuing her bachelor’s Michelle was able to create a strong network of students and faculty. During this time she interned at the Naugatuck Valley Council of Governments and Waterbury Development Corporation. The decision to continue her education at UConn […]

Part-Time MPA Student Applies Coursework to Full-Time Job

Prior to enrolling as a Master of Public Administration (MPA) student, Ciara Hanlon took two courses with the Department of Public Policy (DPP) as a non-degree student. She explains, “I really liked the close-knit community of students and faculty who are focused on learning and expanding their knowledge. The alumni network and mentoring program also […]