Allison Bormel (MPA ’18)
Prior degree received:
B.A., University of Michigan
Most recent position:
Senior Strategic Communications Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
“I have been fortunate to have experiences outside and inside government – leading communications in the private sector, working in the legislative branch as Communications Director for Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and most recently serving in President Obama's administration at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)."
Building Skills While Continuing My Professional Career
“What attracted me the most to the Berkeley MPA is the program's focus on building management and leadership skills. I am able to pursue my degree while still continuing my professional career and fighting for policies I believe in.
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.”
Close Community Of Policy Leaders
“My cohort and I have only known each other a short time but we're all already so close. I know I can turn to them when I need something in the future and vice versa.”