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Joshua Smith

Joshua Smith (MPP ’12)

Policy Director, U.S. Senate Budget Committee

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Andrés Roemer

Andrés Roemer (PhD ’94)

Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco

Dr. Andrés Roemer is a Mexican diplomat, anchorperson, writer, philanthropist, playwrite and one of Mexico’s most internationally recognized public intellectuals. Currently he serves as Consul General of Mexico in San Francisco where he has played a crucial role in enhancing the partnership in education, culture and innovation between Mexico and the US.

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Patrick Hazelton

Patrick Hazelton (MPP/MA-IAS ’12)

Senior Policy Advisor, Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)

Patrick Hazelton is the Senior Policy Advisor at the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), where he works toward advancing the health and human rights of gay men and other men who have sex with men in the global HIV response. Patrick’s projects include working with community leaders and advocates across sub-Saharan Africa and conducting advocacy with global HIV policymakers in Washington DC and Geneva, Switzerland.

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Megan Garcia

Megan Garcia (MPP ’10)

Senior Fellow & Director, New America CA

Megan Garcia, Senior Fellow & Director of New America CA, is exploring the best methods to connecting New America’s programs to innovative problem-solving techniques taking place on the West Coast.

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Anat Shenker-Osorio

Anat Shenker-Osorio (MPP ’05)

Founder, ASO Communications

Anat Shenker-Osorio is a communications expert, researcher and political pundit whose one-of-a-kind work is challenging the way dozens of organizations and political figures talk about the pressing issues of our time.  She’s the author of the acclaimed book Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy.

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Michael Kobori

Michael Kobori (MPP ’95)

Vice-President of Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.

Through Michael Kobori's leadership, Levi Strauss & Co. continues to be a pioneer of environmental and social sustainability.

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Tom Grumbly (MPP ’74)

President, Supporters of Agricultural Research (SoAR) Foundation

Tom began his career in Washington at the White House OMB and went on to hold key roles in the federal government. Currently, Tom is the president of the SoAR Foundation, a non-partisan coalition of scientific, consumer and producer groups advocating for sound agricultural research policies.

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Eun Bong Kang

Eun Bong Kang (MPP ’93)

Secretary General, NRCS

Eun Bong Kang is the Secretary General of NRCS, an organization that supports government-funded research institutes in select fields.

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Sarah Tahamont

Sarah Tahamont (MPP ’9, PhD ’14)

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

Sarah Tahamont is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She discussed her interest in corrections research and her long-term hopes for how her work might have real-world impact in the Fall 2014 issue of Policy Notes.

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Madeleine Jacobs

Madeleine Jacobs (MPP ’16)

Madeleine Jacobs currently works as the Program Associate at the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund. Madeleine has a strong interest in education and focused on college access and completion interventions during her time at GSPP.

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