Evans School alumni are making an impact. Here's the latest news:
Several members of the MPA class of 2016 accepted new roles around the state, country, and world. From policy research analysts to management fellows in Tacoma, our alums are already making an impact.
- Talia Kahn-Kravis is a Research Analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
- David Nash-Mendez is a Management Fellow with the City of Tacoma, WA.
- Ashley Sonoff is a Associate Management Analyst at the City of Gresham, OR. Ashley is also a member of the Denny Alumni Council.
- Anna Verbeke secured her dream job working in Juba, South Sudan, as a Reporting and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer for the International Organization for Migration.
- Kayvon Zadeh is a Management Auditor with the King County Auditor's Office.
- Jenna Boyd is a Budget & Analysis Program Coordinator with the City of Eugene, OR.
- Mei-Chiang Kuo is working as a Sustainable Business Associate for the ECOSS.
Several Evans School alumni won elections this past November.
- Nicole Macri (EMPA ‘07) Washington State Representative
- Marcus Riccelli (MPA ’07, Denny Alumni Council member) Washington State Representative
- Christine Rolfes (MPA ‘91) Washington State Senator
- Bob Hasegawa (EMPA ‘09, Advisory Board) Washington State Senator
- Mark Mullet (EMPA ‘08, Advisory Board) Washington State Senator
One alum was appointed to the Washington State House of Representatives.
- Vandana Slatter (EMPA ‘05, Advisory Board) Washington State Representative
Our alums are taking positions throughout local, state, federal, and international public service organizations.
- Bethanne Barnes (MPA '09) was selected as the new Director of the Washington Institute for Public Policy, in Olympia, WA. Bethanne most recently led the Office of Management and Budget's Evidence Team, advising the federal government in using evidence and data.
- Jeremy Keeton (MPA ’12) moved from Washington, D.C. to Lilongwe, Malawi, where he is now with the Local Government Accountability and Performance Project.
- Kim Keeton (MPA '12) is a Communication Specialist with the International Food Policy Research Institute.
- Adam Lincoln (MPA ‘10) accepted a new role with the City of Pullman, WA, as City Supervisor.
- Jack Spirakes (MPA ‘02) accepted a role as a Business Opportunity Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration in D.C.
- Kyle Frankiewich (MPA '12) joined the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission as a Regulatory Analyst.
- Brad Cebulko (MPA '12) accepted a role as Energy Policy Adviser at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in Olympia.
- Jared Axelrod (MPA '13) recently accepted a role as Manager for Local Public Policy at Amazon in Seattle.
- Zhang Fengjie was a Visiting Scholar from China at the Evans School (then the Graduate School of Public Administration) from 1992-1993. She and Laura Weese (MPA ’79, and former Evans School staff) returned to Parrington Hall to catch up with faculty and staff.
- Dani Fitts (MPA ’13) accepted a role as Program and Data Analysis at Seattle Housing Authority.
- Margot Grant Gould (MPA ‘16) has a new job as Policy Director at First 5 Association of California.
- Richelle Perez (MPA ’12) is the incoming Policy and Technical Support Unit Supervisor within the Information & Policy Section of the Washington Department of Ecology.
- Sri Remala (EMPA ’13) accepted a role as Project Manager at Dreambox Learning and joined the Evans School Advisory Board.
- Danté Taylor (MPA ’08, Denny Alumni Council member) accepted a role as Employee Relations Representative at City and County of San Francisco.
- Charlie Tennyson (MPA ’14) began a new role as Deputy Director of Transportation and Parking Services at Princeton University in Princeton, NJ.
- Connor Birkland (MPA '15) and Kiana Scott (MPA '12) have been named 2017 Jackson Foundation Leadership Fellows.
Do you have a career update to share? Contact Kiana Scott, Assistant Director for Advancement.