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“After Duke I went into consulting and then spent several years at the US Department of the Treasury. It was all about Public Policy. The skills that you learn in public policy (critical thinking, how to break down a problem, analyze it, and come to a conclusion) have really been Read more
“Faculty made so much of a difference in terms of my education…[like] Professor David Gergen, who gave us his experience advising presidents; Nixon, Carter, Reagan, Clinton. It was just a fascinating lecture. One lesson stands out: he said that whenever you’re given the opportunity to speak publicly, take it.” ­–Marc Read more
“I joined Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser’s office as Executive in Residence. Now, we have been struck, as we all have, by the loss of lives and livelihoods that has been brought about by the COVID-19 crisis. I have tried to focus specifically on the impact of this crisis on Read more
#WhyPublicPolicyMatters with @sunshine.919: . “I’m a member of the Navajo Nation and I reside in Monument Valley, Utah. With the impacts of COVID-19, unfortunately, the Navajo nation is one of the hotspots in this country. . My reality has changed in that all of the chapters, which is the form Read more
This week, #WhyPublicPolicyMatters to @kwu_coo MPP’19: . “I work at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a think tank located in Washington, D.C. on the health project, which is the team that works on healthcare access, coverage and quality. Prior to COVID-19, Iwas working on projects dealing with low-income, disabled, and elderly Read more
“About a year ago, I joined the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, in marketing and communications. With the virus, we’ve developed an emergency response fund. My role is actually to communicate that to the community and let citizens know how they can contribute to that but importantly, letting various groups Read more
“One of my jobs is to sit on the Chapel Hill town council. There are a lot of policy issues on my mind right now as we are working our way through the coronavirus pandemic. The first is, how do we deal with food insecurity? We have folks in our Read more
“I serve as the Director of External Affairs for DSST Public Schools, a network of charter middle schools and high schools in Denver and Aurora. I have spent the last two to three weeks very much focused on policy issues, mostly centered around access for our students and families. During Read more
#WhyPublicPolicyMatters continues today with recent graduate Tyler Gamble MPP’17. . “I work as a strategy consultant for a small strategy consulting firm based here in Denver called Prosono. Most of our clients at Prosono are small, medium, large nonprofit entities, so that can mean school systems, universities, foundations. Currently, we Read more
We’re starting a new series featuring @duke_sanford alumni talking about #WhyPublicPolicyMatters in their work place now that they are working in the professional world. During the #COVID-19 pandemic, public policy has been changing day to day and our alumni are having to deal with the repercussions in a variety of Read more
“Growing up in NYC, I was lucky enough to be exposed to art, music, food, and culture of people from all over the world from a very young age. My NYC childhood and my educational journey is probably quite atypical but both definitely inform who I am and why I Read more
“It’s paradise… it’s a club of people who like each other, who share the same ideals. If you have worked before, you know that that’s not what you find everywhere and so it’s a place where you are happy to come in the morning and not feel as though you Read more
“It’s been interesting seeing the intersection of global health and policy. I was curious about the intersection of the two, so I eventually was able to do a qualitative impact evaluation of a specific type of solar light and its effect on healthcare workers that were using it to assist Read more
“I grew up in a small village in Kenya, an informal settlement called Korogocho. It’s the third largest slum in Kenya. I heard of this scholarship by the Ford Foundation. It was extremely competitive. So I applied for this scholarship, and I got it. And it was a good scholarship Read more
“Charlie Clotfelter’s class was incredibly impactful and memorable. I’ve always been incredibly interested in public policy and human issues, and his class really brought those two together, from the role of the nonprofit in serving communities and needs that the federal systems wouldn’t support and private sector wouldn’t support. When I Read more
When I was a graduate student, the program was in Old Chem the first year and we were the first class in the new Sanford building. Sunny Ladd was one of the anchor faculty members then. Peter Feaver was a recent hire at Duke. He was a mentor to me Read more