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Posts from October 2014

Fall 2014 MPP Admissions Events

Final On Campus Information Session

GSPP will host its final on campus information session for the MPP program on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. This is an opportunity for prospective students to speak with GSPP students, faculty, and staff to learn about admissions requirements, the MPP curriculum, life at GSPP, and more!

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 • 5:30pm–8:00pm  

Location: Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, 2607 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720


5:30- 6:00  Refreshments/ Mingling

6:00- 6:30  Welcome/ Program Overview

6:30-7:15  Student/ Alumni Panel

7:15- 8:00  Admission/ Student Services Panel


Dean Henry Brady: What Makes GSPP Great

Admissions Info Session

For those that missed the September 30th Admissions Info Session, please be sure to check out Dean Henry Brady speak about the Master in Public Policy Program and what makes GSPP one of the nation’s premier graduate institutions for education and research on the most pressing contemporary policy problems in American society and throughout the world.

Student Profile

Anna Maier, MPP '15

Name: Anna Maier

Year: Second

Policy Area of Concentration: Education

GSPP Graduation Year: 2015

Undergraduate School(s): Carleton College, New College of California


Personal History: I’m a West Coaster through and through. I grew up in Seattle, and after a brief interlude in the Midwest where I attended college, I moved to Oakland and have been here ever since. I love the Bay Area, and intend to stay here after graduation.

What attracted you to GSPP? As I immersed myself in the world of public education, I became increasingly frustrated by policies that were often ineffective and at times damaging to the children and families I worked with. I found myself drawn to the prospect of advocating for change at a systemic level, and was delighted to discover that the top public policy school in the country was right in my backyard. Although the stellar reputation drew me to GSPP, it was the people that really sealed the deal. Through visits and email exchanges, I was consistently impressed by the welcoming and collaborative atmosphere, paired with a top notch academic experience.

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