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July 15, 2019
While pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy degree through the School’s BA/MPP program, Anjali Kalaria delved into the world of human trafficking as she worked directly with the State Department during her project course.
“My partner, Michael Maiden, and I worked with the State Department’s Office to Monitor and Comba...
July 12, 2019
Ethan Ebert-Zavos has spent his summer in the Nation’s capital gaining the valuable experience he’ll need to jumpstart his career.
June 06, 2019
At the UMD School of Public Policy, the people make all the difference. Students study policy surrounded by faculty, staff and fellow students who are eager to make a change in the world and help each other do the same.
May 21, 2019
From the diverse course selections to the dual degree program offerings, Jahan Francois found everything she needed at the UMD School of Public Policy to embark on a career in public policy.
May 17, 2019
“It is the responsibility of a policymaker to pursue policy that brings us closer to that equitable reality,” says MPP student Xan Avendaño. As someone who grew up in Washington, DC, Avendaño was immersed in politics early on.
May 03, 2019
Student Ellis McKennie Combines His Interests While Studying at SPP
When he was young, Ellis McKennie developed an interest in government, politics and football.
November 06, 2018
When some students come to college for the first time, their passions are yet-to-be-determined. But for other students, their desires and interests are formed before they set foot on campus.
July 11, 2018
Undergraduate public policy student Eric Shalloway was recently accepted into the Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp at Stanford University.