MPA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017
B.A. in Mathematics, Northwestern University, 2014
Brenda Gellner started the Evans School Ph.D. program in Public Policy & Management in 2017. Prior to joining the program, she earned a Master of Public Affairs from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously worked as a Project Manager for the Office of Economic & Workforce Development for Dane County, Wisconsin and as a Program Assistant for the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Brenda also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Northwestern University. Her research interests include social and economic mobility and evidence-based policymaking for alleviating barriers to employment.
Social & Economic Mobility
Employment & Labor Policy
Evans School Main Specializations:
Social Policy: Poverty, Education, and Social Welfare