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Alumni Network

Join the MPP Alumni Network to stay connected. Alumni Network members mentor current graduate students by offering advice on the internship and job search process and help provide field specific networking opportunities. If you are interested in becoming a part of the University of Utah's Master of Public Policy Alumni Network, please contact Beth.

MPP Graduates

The University of Utah Master of Public Policy program was approved by the Utah State Board of Trustees in 2005 and the first cohort of students started in fall 2006.




Ashley Rush

Domain 3 Specialist
Utah Department of Health

Alex Lorg  
Emily Hampton-Berry  
Stefan Rhodewalt  
Beth Artman  


Fatema Binte Ahad

Research Analyst
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Robert Jordan Research Analyst
Intermountain Healthcare
Trent Matheson Database Analyst 
University of Utah Health Sciences
Jim Van Pelt
Special Projects Analyst
SLC's Sustainability Department
Jonathan Clark  Director of Institutional Data and Research
Utah System of Technical Colleges
Stephanie Lewis  Law Clerk 
Salt Lake County District Attorney
Tyler Murdock

Project Manager 
Salt Lake City Corporation Parks and Public Lands

Kayla Whidden Operations Manager
Pop Art Snacks
Kirsten Elliott Development Coordinator
Hawk Watch International
Maryjean Searcy Neilsen Program Director
Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network 


Michelle Beebe  Director of Unemployment Insurance Agency
State of Michigan
Ben Luedtke Budget & Public Policy Analyst
Ashlee Kalina  Research Analyst
Nevada State Legislature
Elisa Montgomery Analyst 
Leavitt Partners
Randy Rodriguez ARUP
Emily Strong

Housing Development Program Specialist
Salt Lake City

Matthew Burmeister Strategic Intelligence
34 US Army
Marcus Merrill Humberg Graduate Student-Strategic Communications
Washington State University
Torrey Lyons 

PhD Candidate-Metropolitan Planning & Design
University of Utah

Gavin Noyes 

Executive Director
Utah Dine Bikeyah Native Planning Institute  

David Sallay

Research Consultant
Utah State Office of Education

Vivek Prinja

Development Coordinator

Christopher Collard

Research Analyst
Utah Foundation

Eric Johnson 

Health Policy Analyst 
Intermountain Health Care

Kevin Mitchell 

Graduate Study
Inter-Disciplinary Center of Herzliya 
Tel Aviv Israel

Clayson Quigley 

District Court Program Administrator

Tucker Samuelsen

Criminal Justice Policy Analyst CJAC

Miguel Trujillo  
Benjamin Hoyle  



Anna Bergevin  Research Associate
Center for Public Policy and Administration
Aaron Coombs PhD Candidate Political Science
University of Utah
Florian Hernandez Executive Director
Philippines Humanitarian
Clare Tobin Lence 

Senior Fiscal Analyst
Utah State Legislature

Ryan Carrier

Research Consultant II
Utah Department of Human Services

Jacqueline Carlton 

Judicial Law Cleark
Utah Court of Appeals

RyLee Stowell Curtis Medicaid Policy Analyst
Utah Health Policy Project
Andrew Hill Policy Analyst
Salt Lake County Mayor's Office
Jason Scott  Research Project Manager
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
Matthew Conway Public Health Program Planner and Evaluator
Salt Lake County Health Department
Nicholas Dunn

Public Information Officer
Utah Department of Workforce Services

Dylan Kaminske

The Road Home

William Seth Teague

Management Analyst
Salt Lake County's Division of Behavioral Health



Kendra Babitz

Health Policy Specialist
Department of Health Cancer Control

Courtney Lane Crisler Compensation Analyst
University of Utah
Jamie Hinsz

Human Services Policy Researcher
Oregon Legislature

Emily Mader   Program Manager
Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences 
Barbara Munoz Communication and Member Services Manager
Association for Utah Community Health
Sarah Wald Data Analyst
Utah State Board of Education
Ryan Carrier Program Manager
Utah Department of Human Services
Joseph Brennen Gee Education Strategy & Research
Audrey Kiser Health Policy Analyst III
Mathematica Policy Research
Michael Merrill Parker

Vice President Public Policy
SLC Chamber of Commerce

Sam Sutton 

Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office

Brady Wheeler

Compliance Analyst
Zions Bancorporation

Sarah Clancy

Associate Attorney
Kipp and Christian P.C.

Jaron Halford 

Director Clinical Operations & Performance
University of Utah-School of Dentistry

Alzina Koric

Family and Preventive Medicine- University of Utah

Alexis Miller

Project Management 
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

Nick Thiriot 

Communication Director
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute



Bradley Belnap Health Policy Specialist
Utah Department of Health
Titus Chan Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Medicine
Seattle Children's Hospital
Malia McIlvenna  Research Consultant
Utah State Office of Education
David Benway Research Analyst
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
Hillary Galvin Performance Auditor II
Office of the Legislative Auditor General
Justin Meyer  Legal Counsel
Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
Chris Cambron

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Huntsman Cancer Institute

Chad Donald Midgley

Research Consultant
Division of Services for People with Disabilities

Candace Ware Performance Auditor 
State Legislation of Utah
Anna Gardiner  



Gabriella Archuleta 

Business Manager
Gonzalez Law USA

William David MacKay Senior Research Analyst
Utah State Hospital
Andre Melo Acting Director 
Randal Serr Take Care Utah Director 
Utah Health Policy Project
Nathanial Talley Programs Economist
State of Utah-Dept of Workforce Services
Bryan Baron  Deputy Civil Attorney 
Weber County Attorney's Office
Kara Hetrick Student
UC Davis Law School
Heather Marshall Information Analyst III
Administrative Office of the Courts
Arik Parker  Owner
Argentum Property Management
Corey Rushton Strategy & Special Projects Manager
SLC Corporation
Marcie Smith West Finance Director
Citizens to Elect Rick Larsen
Rachel Wyatt

Senior Business Analyst
Utah State Hospital

Daisy Bennett 

Director Legal & Privacy, Data Protection Officer
Marin Software Incorporated

Richard Henriksen Medical Doctor
University of Utah
Holly Yocom

Director Community Services
Salt Lake County

Nune Phillips Policy Analyst
Center for Law and Social Policy
David Sawyer

Deputy Legislative Assistant
Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Scott Wilson

Adjunt Professor
University of Alaska

Richard White  
James White  
Alyson Brennan   



Brad Bartholomew

Mitigation & Recovery Manager
Utah Division of Emergency Management

Beckie Reynosa AVP Relationship Manager
Bank of Utah
Ben Beutler Senior Budget Analyst
City of Peoria
Scott McLeod Associate VP Collective Impact
United Way of Salt Lake
Matt Mackey Client Onboarding
Goldman Sachs



Andrew Cannon Marketing Manager
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Robert Stevens Vice President, Sr. Compliance Manager
Merrick Bank
David Stringfellow Chief Economist
Office of the Utah State Auditor
Bryan Flanders Management Analyst
Salt Lake County Sanitation
Barry Stratford Associate Attorney
Perkins Coie LLP
Shawn Tiegen

Vice President & Research Director
Utah Foundation



Carrie Beckman Director of State Scholarships
Utah System of Higher Education
Mark Brown Law Student
University of California
Katie McCarthy Budget Manager
American Museum of Natural History
Alicia Brown Freelance Grant Writer & Analyst
Hawaiian Islands
Holly Hilton Policy & Program Manager
SLC Mayor's Office


Last Updated: 3/17/18