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New Podcast Episode Examines Downtown Revitalization Using Small-Scale Manufacturing

​Ilana Preuss discusses the value of small-scale manufacturing for economies of all sizes, the five-step method Ilana prescribes for community revitalization, and her thoughts on economic recovery opportunities for small towns and cities nationwide.​
 

New Podcast Episode Examines Freight and Supply Chain Trends

​Rachel Premack, senior investigations reporter at Business Insider, ​shares her perspectives on recent supply chain disruptions, technology trends impacting the freight sector, and ongoing reports of truck driver shortages.​
 

Using Data for Good

Ellen Schenk (MPP, '21) applied her math and economics background to public policy research benefiting Delawareans, gaining incredible real-world experience in the process.
 
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Andrew Haines

Town Manager, Town of Smyrna, Delaware
 
MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.

Elizabeth Burland

Doctoral Student, University of Michigan
 
M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.

Cimone Philpotts

Doctoral Student, Urban Affairs and Public Policy
 
MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career

Savannah Edwards

Planner, AECOM
 
MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.

Scott Murphy Eisenhart

Legislative Aide, Delaware House of Representatives
 
MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.

Taylor Hawk

Policy Director for the Senate Majority Caucus, Delaware General Assembly
 
MPA '17 - Graduate oversees every stage of policy development for Senate Majority Caucus.

Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)

Director of Public Policy, LiveOn NY
 
MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.

Jenna Ahner

Executive Director, Delaware State Board of Education
 
B.A. '12 and MPA '14 - Manages strategic priorities and provides legislative analysis

John Carney

Governor, State of Delaware
 
MPA '86 – Governor of the State of Delaware

Kirsten Jones

Leadership Fellow, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
 
M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.

Mark D Stevens

Administrative Officer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
 
MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.

Matthew Garlipp

Management and Program Analyst, Department of Homeland Security
 
B.A. '13 - Enabling organizational accountability via performance metrics, evaluation, and strategic planning

Evan Miller

Project Manager, City of Rehoboth Beach
 
MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.

Emma Odren

Research Analyst, Delaware Prosperity Partnership
 
MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.

Dan Henne

Crisis Management Analyst, Goldman Sachs
 
MPA, ’19 – Anticipates and analyzes critical events that could impact worldwide operations

Wanja Thuku

Engagement Manager, Benefits Data Trust
 
MPA, ’19 – Expanding the reach of the BDT across the nation through strategic partnerships

Melanie Ross Levin

Director of Outreach, National Women's Law Center
 
B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.

Dená Brummer

Partner, Yellow Brick Creative Studio
 
MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.

Erin Kennedy

Managing Director, Performance Technologies, The Advisory Board Company
 
MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.

Tom Friedman

Director of Policy, Planning, and Analysis, State Health Plan for Teachers and State Employees
 
MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.

Jonathan Kirch

Government Relations Director, Delaware and Philadelphia chapters of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
 
MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.

Albert Shields

Delaware Press & Policy Advisor, Governor John Carney
 
MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.

Kim Gomes

Vice President, The Byrd Group LLC
 
MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.

Erika Farris

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 
M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.

Mike Fortner

Planner, City of Newark, DE
 
MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.

Emily Gonce

Corporate Vice President, Office of Governmental Affairs, New York Life Insurance
 
MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.

Bill Clark

Senior Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton
 
MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Barrett Edwards

Attorney, Hudson, Jones, Jaywork and Fisher
 
MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.

Anastasia Kuzmina

Human Resources Manager, General Electric Company (GE) Consumer & Industrial Business units in Europe, Asia, and Africa
 
MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.

Introduction to Grant Writing for Local Governments

Jun. 24th, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting
 

Democracy Project Summer Institute for Teachers

Jun. 21st, 8:00 AM to Jun. 25th, 5:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meetings
 

Recover Delaware Roundtable #2

Jul. 14th, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Virtual Zoom Meeting
 
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Real-World Student Opportunities

IPA’s faculty and professional research staff collaborate with students—both graduate and undergraduate—in public service and applied research projects that make a difference in the lives of citizens in Delaware and beyond.

Through the prestigious Legislative Fellows program, students provide public policy research for legislators and staff standing
committees of the Delaware General
Assembly in our state capital, Dover.
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First State Insights Podcast

Subscribe to IPA’s Podcast​​

Tune to First State Insights for information, perspectives, and analysis—“IPA”—on public policy, management, and commu​​nity and economic development in Delaware. 

Just like IPA‘s projects, episodes cover diverse topics that impact Delawareans, and you‘ll hear multiple voices from IPA‘s staff too.​​

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