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Matthew Garlipp
B.A. '13 - Enabling organizational accountability via performance metrics, evaluation, and strategic planning
 
 
Allison Becker
B.A. '13 and M.A. '15 - Experienced and published media policy researcher.
 
 
Alex Greer
M.S. '12 and Ph.D. '15 - Experience in quick response fieldwork, teaching emergency management.
 
 
Andrew Haines
MPA '03 – An accomplished local government leader and appointed official.
 
 
Angela Gladwell
M.A. ’98 – Instrumental in environmental planning and federal emergency management decision making.
 
 
Elizabeth Burland
M.A. '15 - Studying for a doctoral degree in Sociology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
 
 
Chunjing Liu
M.S. '14 – On the front lines of marine disaster mitigation through effective policy planning in China.
 
 
Cimone Philpotts
MPA '13 - Assistantship and Legislative Fellows experiences enrich doctoral student's blossoming career
 
 
Savannah Edwards
MPA '17 - Planning for sustainable and complete communities in Delaware and Maryland.
 
 
Scott Murphy Eisenhart
MPA '17 - Legislative aide credits SPPA experience for helping him excel in the world of politics and policy.
 
 
Taylor Hawk
MPA '17 - Graduate's policy analysis and research aims to improve education funding.
 
 
Gwen Angalet
Ph.D. '00 - Ensuring programmatic and research opportunities for the promotion of children's health.
 
 
Hira Rashid
M.A. '15 – Fulbright scholar now in the Ph.D. program studying global health economics and urbanization.
 
 
Katelyn Andrews (Hosey)
MPA '16 - Research assistant and Legislative Fellow experience help inform grad's career trajectory.
 
 
Hsien-Ho (Ray) Chang
Ph.D. '15 - Utilizing his knowledge of disaster science to educate students on fire and emergency management.
 
 
James B. Goetschius
Ph.D. '14 - Serves in the U.S. Army improving health care facilities in the eastern United States.
 
 
Jenna Ahner
B.A. and MPA '14 - Provides support for legislative and external affairs.
 
 
Jissell Martinez
MPA '10 - Manages fiscal affairs and serves as a liaison for the Dept of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
 
 
John Carney
MPA '86 – Governor of the State of Delaware
 
 
Kelsey Edmond
M.S. '14 - OCL program prepared her for success in the MPA program in pursuit of an interdisciplinary career.
 
 
Kirsten Jones
M.A. '16 - Contributing to policies that strengthen transportation and trade in New York and New Jersey.
 
 
Laura Keeley
Laura Keeley found success working as an Architectural Historian after graduating from the Public Planning and
 
 
Lindsey Interlante
MPA '07 - Advocates for enriched, hands-on learning experiences at higher education institutions.
 
 
Mark D Stevens
MPA '09 – Integral in the leadership and financial management of federal agencies.
 
 
Megan Wakelee
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership in a corporate setting.
 
 
Meredith Rubin
B.A. '11 - Practicing leadership and collaboration in the financial services sector.
 
 
Merritt Burke IV
MPA '98 - Various experiences in town management and community involvement.
 
 
Evan Miller
MPA '17 - Local Government Management Fellowship kickstarts graduate's professional career.
 
 
Natasha R. Nau
MPA '12 - Advocating for efficient resource allocation and streamlined service delivery in local government.
 
 
Emma Odren
MPA '18 - From IPA fellow to research analyst, grad attributes workplace success to grad school experience.
 
 
Paige Gugerty
B.A. '15 - Coordinating electronic connections between healthcare providers and resources.
 
 
Paul Ruiz
B.A. and M.A. '13 - Advocating for alternative fuels and reducing America's dependence on oil.
 
 
Ryan Burke
Ph.D. '15 - Vast experience with military strategy and conducting military research.
 
 
Scott Beale
MPA '07 - Successful nonprofit entrepreneur with experience in diplomacy and national politics.
 
 
Serita Porter
M.A. '15 - Continuing her behavioral health education at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Stephanie Ottino
B.S. '11 - Executing leadership skills in higher education.
 
 
Fratern Masika Tarimo
MPA '09 - Supports nonprofit efforts to help communities in many African countries.
 
 
Thomas Martin
Ph.D. '14 - Directing the M.S. in Health Informatics program in the College of Public Health at Temple Univ.
 
 
Elizabeth Lockman
M.A. '15 - Delaware state senator with roots in advocacy.
 
 
Tom DeWire
MPA '04 - Developing strategies for education systems to improve student achievement.
 
 
Vitaly Lee
MPA '97 - energy industry project development, regulatory and asset management
 
 
Yuliya Brel
M.A. '15 - Continuing her public policy education and assisting with research at the University of Delaware.
 
 
Zack Adinoff
M.S. '13 - Experience in coordinating public safety, logistics, planning, and general disaster continuity.
 
 
Alexandra Tarantino
Alexandra Tarantino is a University of Delaware Alumni who graduated from the Historic Preservation Master's p
 
 
Jeremy Rothwell
M.A. '14, HP Cert '15 - Technical review of all city site-plans, subdivision and building permit applications.
 
 
Courtney Mogavero
B.S. '12 – Translating leadership education into a successful early career path in major tech corporations.
 
 
Janet Sheridan
M.A. '07 - Providing heritage preservation services, and cultural landscape research in southern New Jersey.
 
 
Melanie Ross Levin
B.A. and MPA '05 – Developing education and advocacy campaigns on public policy relating to women's issues.
 
 
Dená Brummer
MPA '05 – Successful private sector business partner drawing upon public sector experiences.
 
 
Eric Anthony Johnson
Ph.D. '03 – Revitalizing a community through the application of theory and practical experience.
 
 
David Rudder
Ph.D. '03 – Practicing effective leadership to academic programs that promote service to the community.
 
 
Erin Kennedy
MPA '06 – Drives health care organizations towards improving quality of patient care and clinical outcomes.
 
 
Tom Friedman
MPA '07 – Manages government relations, strategic & financial plan, and policy analysis for State Health Plan.
 
 
Mike Morton
MPA '86 – Oversees budgetary analysis and legislative information systems for the Delaware General Assembly.
 
 
Jonathan Kirch
MPA '07 – Advocating for public policy that promotes better health for all Americans.
 
 
Albert Shields
MPA '07 – Developing strategies to best communicate Governor Carney's positions on diverse policy issues.
 
 
Kim Gomes
MPA '04 – Strategically lobbying for client interests on a number of policy issues.
 
 
Erika Farris
M.A. '09 – Developing policies to better manage water drainage and promote environmental sustainability.
 
 
Mike Fortner
MPA '02 – Overseeing city planning for housing, land use, economic development, and transportation.
 
 
Emily Gonce
MPA '02 – Leading lobbying efforts to show members of Congress the value of life insurance to constituents.
 
 
Bill Clark
MPA '03 – Supervising a team of consultants to support projects for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
 
 
Barrett Edwards
MPA '06 – Assisting municipalities with legal issues including planning, human resources, and finance.
 
 
Benjamin Attia
MEEP'16 - Research and consulting on market trends in solar photvoltaics markets in Africa and the Middle East
 
 
Anastasia Kuzmina
MPA '02 – Supporting two general managers with product and employee management in 14 countries.
 
 
Wei-Ming Chen
Conducting renewable energy and electricity market researches
 
 
Michelle Kung
PHDUAPP'14 - Promoting innovation and technology through mentoring and investing technology startups
 
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Cimone Philpotts2013MPAhttps://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Cimone Philpotts.jpgDoctoral Student, Urban Affairs and Public Policy<p>Cimone Philpotts (MPA '13) is currently a doctoral student in the Urban Affairs and Public Policy program at the Biden School with specific research interests in race, gender, and education policy. After receiving her Economics degree from Spelman College where she began her research on the financing of urban public schools, she moved to Delaware to pursue her MPA and continue her research. </p><p>Cimone started her public service career while at Spelman as a management analyst in the Department of Veteran Affairs in Atlanta, Georgia. For her capstone study in the Biden School's MPA program, her research looked at the urban school districts in Wilmington, Delaware, and found that the students in the public schools located in Wilmington – mostly black and Latino students and students from low socioeconomic status – perform significantly lower than their peers on state administered exams. Upon graduating, the governor commissioned the Wilmington Education Advisory Committee, now known as the Wilmington Education Implementation Commission or WEIC, to strengthen public education for Wilmington students. </p><p>From the "outside," first as a legislative aide for Delaware State Senator and Majority Leader Margaret Rose Henry and then as the projects coordinator in the office of United States Senator Christopher Coons (D-Del.), Cimone stayed actively engaged with the developments of projects, organizations, task forces, and commissions with the goal of getting under-resourced students college and career ready. Now from the "inside," she is a member of the WEIC research team as a doctoral student, as well as a research assistant in the Institute for Public Administration, continuing the work of evaluating and defining equity in resources and resource allocation through her dissertation research. </p><p>Cimone's experience in Dover and the community relationships she built during her time as a legislative aide prepared her to place as a semi-finalist for the 2015 Miss Delaware USA Contest. She was also listed as the youngest person on the <em>Delaware Business Times</em>"2015 40 Achievers Under 40" list, she was one of the first recipients of the Delaware Commission for Women's "She's On Her Way" Award, and recently she was awarded DAPA's 2018 Outstanding Student Public Service Award. </p><p>Cimone volunteers her time with several organizations focused on providing resources and opportunities to disenfranchised and marginalized populations in the urban community. They include United Way of Delaware's Women in Action Mentoring Program, which organizes mentoring relationships and outreach efforts to engage women in the State of Delaware in increasing the literacy rates in the state, and the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Program, which brought Scholastics and My Very Own Library to the City of Wilmington and has provided 10 free new books to over 6,000 students for the past 2 years. She also serves as the Public Policy Co-Chair for the Delaware Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., as the Secretary of the Delaware Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, and as the Vice President of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League Young Professionals. <br></p><p>Cimone was a University Graduate Scholar in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration. She served as a research assistant in both the Women's Leadership Development Program as well as the Conflict Resolution Program in the Institute for Public Administration, where she assisted in researching, planning, organizing, and presenting professional development training programs throughout the State of Delaware. She served as the Financial Director of the Black Graduate Student Association and the Treasurer of the Student Association of Policy and Administration. She was also a member of the Delaware Association for Public Administration and was selected as the 2012 Spring Student Spotlight in the DAPA Public Service Reader. She was a 2011 recipient of the Peter A. Larson Prize and a 2012 Professional Development Award that afforded her the opportunity to both travel abroad to Seoul, South Korea, and Costa Rica, as well as present her research to academics and professionals at conferences, such as the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management and the Northeast Conference on Public Administration.</p><p>Cimone's time spent as an MPA student and now as a doctoral student has given her once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to travel abroad to Seoul, South Korea; Costa Rica; Chennai, India; and Beijing, China, as well as across the nation to present her research at various public administration and policy conferences. However, the one thing that stands out as the best opportunity to have propelled her career in public administration as a transplant to Delaware was her time spent as a Legislative Fellow. It was the best experiential learning opportunity to kick-start her Delaware public service career and she highly recommends the program to individuals interested in a career in public administration. <br></p><p> </p>https://www.bidenschool.udel.edu/Images Profile Alumnus/Forms/DispForm.aspx?ID=15

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