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William  Ford

William Ford (MPP Candidate ’18)

William chose the Goldman School over programs in international affairs and public administration elsewhere because it offers skills-based learning, particularly in the area of quantitative methods, that is increasingly relevant in the field of international development. He found Berkeley's approach to be more inter-disciplinary and forward-thinking than at other more traditional international affairs programs.

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Leslie  Hamilton

Leslie Hamilton (MPA Candidate ’18)

“I want to work alongside other leaders who are ready to take the next step in their careers and are devoted to leaving their communities better than they found them.”

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Jael  Makagon

Jael Makagon (MPP Candidate ’18)

Jael selected the Goldman School because of its pipeline to all levels of government, its proximity to companies at the cutting edge of technology, and its links to other departments on the Berkeley campus that are leaders in technology issues. He was excited to learn from the Goldman School's faculty, with its diverse array of research interests, and to add quantitative skills to his existing legal toolkit

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Anna  Duning

Anna Duning (MPP Candidate ’18)

Anna was drawn to GSPP because of its ties to Bay Area and California policymakers. She was also excited to take advantage of the range of course offerings throughout UC Berkeley. 

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Dennis O’Connor

Dennis O’Connor (MPA Candidate ’18)

“I plan to focus my ongoing career on Health Policy concentrating on providing quality healthcare to everyone in the United States, humanitarian disaster relief, as well as operational medicine and casualty evacuation.”

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Rachel  Pizatella-Haswell

Rachel Pizatella-Haswell (MPP Candidate ’18)

Rachel chose the Goldman School because it offered her the opportunity to build her analytical skills both practically, through client-based projects and academically, in the classroom

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Lorriane  Chue

Lorriane Chue (MPA Candidate ’18)

“The many readings and discussions in and outside the classroom with faculty and peers really opened up my world helping me see broad perspectives and appreciate the intricacy of policy decision-making.”

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Heidi  Kim

Heidi Kim (MPP Candidate ’18)

Heidi chose the Goldman School of Public Policy because she wanted to become a policy analyst with both qualitative and quantitative analysis skills. Having the little quantitative background, she felt that the core requirement at GSPP focusing on economics and econometrics analysis methods would give her a good start on building her quantitative analysis skills. GSPP's focus on poverty and inequality spoke to her as she wanted to assist people with the least access to power and prosperity by improving efficiency and effectiveness of government programs. 

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Allison  Bormel

Allison Bormel (MPA ’18)

“While I have significant experience communicating complicated policy matters, I am excited that the MPA curriculum has allowed me to deepen my understanding of policy analysis and budgeting.”

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Daryel R. Dunston

Daryel R. Dunston (MPA ’18)

“I see myself as a leader in the public or non-profit sector, and the MPA will equip me with transferable executive and management skills to lead large agencies or organizations.”

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