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MICHAEL PARKER

VICE PRESIDENT PUBLIC AFFAIRS, IVORY HOMES

Graduate work is an opportunity to invest in our quantitative and qualitative skill sets.  I would not have the opportunities I have today without my MPP. 

Archuleta

GABRIELLA ARCHULETA 

PUBLIC POLICY ANALYST, YMCA UTAH

The policy analysis and evaluation skills I gained in the MPP program are a perfect complement to the work I've done in the fields of immigration, child welfare, and federal Indian law. 

Thiriot

NICK THIRIOT

COMMUNICATION DIR, KEM C. GARDNER POLICY INSTITUTE

I appreciated my courses where I was able to meet with people in the community and work with them to determine policy outcomes they believed would benefit them most.

Tobin

CLARE TOBIN LENCE

SENIOR FISCAL ANALYST, UTAH STATE LEGISLATURE 

The MPP program exposed me to careers in policy and helped me develop a diverse set of skills, from quantitative analysis to theory to writing for a policy audience.

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.

 

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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.

     

Annalisa Purser

Director of Administration, Office of the Chief Safety Officer

University of Utah

MPP
Andrea Thomas Brandley

Research Associate

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

MPP
Britnee Johnson

Communications Director

Draper City

MPP
Joshua Makamae Meyers

Health Program Specialist III

Utah Department of Health

MPP/MPH
Kathryn Macdonald-Poelman

Research Consultant II

Utah Department of Human Services

MPP
Krisana Finlay

Senior Associate

Leavitt Partners

MPP/MPH
Liesl Limburg

Business Development Manager

City of Avondale, AZ

MPP
Meredith King

Research Coordinator

Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

MPP
Rebecca Mabe

Associate Chief of Mental Health for Community Programs

Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs

MPP

 

Zoe Heins

Senior Associate

Leavitt Partners

MPP/MPH

Lauren Peterson

Director of Community & Corporate Education

Mohave College

MPP
Page Checketts

Founder & Executive Director

Utah Child Care Cooperative

MPP/MPH

Miranda Jones Cox

Financial Operations Specialist

Utah Governor's Office of Management and Budget

MPP
Paedahni Dy

 Senate Assemble Clerk - Colorado General Assembly

 Research Analyst - Plant Law, LLC

MPP
Taylee Foulger

Contract Analyst

Department of Workforce Services

MPP
Makyla Grant

Global Medical Affairs Clinical Research Associate

Biomerieux

MPP
Benjamin Greenwalt

Data Scientist

Emperitas

MPP
Sydney Groesbeck

Research Analyst

Office of the Utah State Auditor

MPP
Lacey Johnson

 

MPP
Emilie Meehl Butler

 Foundation Development Coordinator

Stewardship at Intermountain Healthcare

MPP
Meredith Muller

Associate - Data, Policy, and Performance Innovation

Sorenson Impact

MPP
Brent Packer

Performance Auditor

Office of the Legislative Auditor General

MPP
Antony Pittman   MPP
Richard Smith

Data Entry Specialist/Customer Service at Continuing Education 

University of Utah

MPP
Kara Toone

Foundation Coordinator

Davis Education Foundation                                                    

MPP

 

Carrie Butler

Policy Director
Action Utah

 MPP/MPH
Annette Harris Global Market Analyst
BioFire Diagnostics
 MPP/MPH
Marci Harris Public Health PhD Student
University of Utah
MPP/MPH
Kristina Wilenski Department of Public Services
SLC Corporation
MPP
Robert Kohutek Community Analysis & Planning Specialist
Utah Dept. of Workforce Services
MPP
Erin Hough Public Policy & Legal Advocate
Salt Lake City
MPP

 

Ashley Rush

Domain 3 Specialist
Utah Department of Health

MPP/MPH

Emily Berry Research Consultant
Utah State Board of Education
MPP
Beth Artman Senior Healthcare Analyst
HealthInsight
MPP
Alex Iorg Campaign Manager
Utah Patients Coalition
MPP
Stefan Rhodewalt   MPP/MPH

 

Fatema Binte Ahad

Research Analyst
University of Massachusetts, Boston

MPP

Robert Jordan Account Manager
Synergy Staffing Group
MPP
Trent Matheson Database Analyst 
University of Utah Health Sciences
MPP
Jim Van Pelt

Exposure Analyst

StubHub

MPP
Jonathan Clark
Director of Institutional Data and Research
Utah System of Technical Colleges
MPP
Stephanie Lewis  Law Clerk 
Salt Lake County District Attorney
MPP/JD
Tyler Murdock

Project Manager 
Salt Lake City Corporation Parks and Public Lands

MPP

Kayla Whidden Commissions Analyst
NICE inContact
MPP
Kirsten Elliott Director of Philantropy
The Center for Election Science
MPP
Marjean Searcy Nielsen Program Director
Central Rockies Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network 
MPP

 

Michelle Beebe  Division Chief
U.S. Department of Labor
MPP
Ben Luedtke Budget & Public Policy Analyst MPP
Ashlee Kalina  Research Analyst
Nevada State Legislature
MPP
Elisa Montgomery Analyst 
Leavitt Partners
MPP
Randy Rodriguez

Business Development Specialist

CHG Healthcare

MPP
Emily Strong

Housing Development Program Specialist
Salt Lake City

MPP
Matthew Burmeister Strategic Intelligence
34 US Army
MPP
Marcus Merrill Humberg Communications Specialist
Washington State Department of Ecology
MPP
Torrey Lyons 

PhD Candidate-Metropolitan Planning & Design
University of Utah

MPP
Gavin Noyes 

Executive Director
Utah Dine Bikeyah Native Planning Institute  

MPP
David Sallay

Research Consultant
Utah State Office of Education

MPP
Vivek Prinja

Development Coordinator
Nevada Public Radio

MPP
Christopher Collard

Research Analyst
Utah Foundation

MPP
Eric Johnson 

Manager 
Leavitt Partners

MPP/MPH
Kevin Mitchell 

Asian Association of Utah
International Institute for Counter Terrorism

MPP
Clayson Quigley 

District Court Program Administrator

MPP
Tucker Samuelsen

Criminal Justice Policy Analyst
CJAC

MPP
Benjamin Hoyle Shareholder Development & Sponsorship Manager
Catawba County Chamber of Commerce
MPP
Miguel Trujillo Court Consulting Business Analyst
The National Center for State Courts
MPP

 

 

Anna Bergevin  Sr. Business Analyst
Pluralsight
MPP
Aaron Coombs PhD Candidate Political Science
University of Utah
MPP
Florian Hernandez Executive Director
Philippines Humanitarian
MPP
Clare Tobin Lence 

Senior Fiscal Analyst
Utah State Legislature

MPP/MPH

Jacqueline Carlton 

Judicial Law Cleark
Utah Court of Appeals

MPP

Rylee Stowell Curtis Dirctor, Community Engagement
Utah of Utah Health
MPP
Andrew Hill Program Integrity Manager
Utah Office for the Inspector General
MPP
Jason Scott  Research Project Manager
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research
MPP/MPH
Matthew Conway Chronic Disease Program Planner and Evaluator
Salt Lake County 
MPP/MPH
Nicholas Dunn

Public Information Officer
Utah Department of Workforce Services

MPP

Dylan Kaminske

Job Coach Trainer II

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

MPP

William Seth Teague

Management Analyst
Salt Lake County's Division of Behavioral Health

MPP

 

 

Kendra Babitz

Health Policy Specialist
Department of Health Cancer Control

MPP

Courtney Lane Crisler Compensation Analyst
University of Utah
MPP
Jamie Hinsz

Human Services Policy Researcher
Oregon Legislature

MPP

Emily Mader   Program Manager
Cornell University College of Agriculture & Life Sciences 
MPP
Barbara Munoz Public Affairs Manager
Association for Utah Community Health
MPP
Sarah Wald Data Analyst
Utah State Board of Education
MPP
Ryan Carrier Research Consultant II
Utah Department of Human Services
MPP
Joseph Brennen Gee Education Strategy & Research
Inqwri
MPP
Audrey Kiser Senior Data Analyst
Mind Springs Health 
MPP
Michael Merrill Parker

Vice President of Public Affairs
Ivory Homes

MPP

Sam Sutton 

Deputy District Attorney
Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office

MPP/JD

Brady Wheeler

Compliance Analyst
Zions Bancorporation

MPP

Sarah Clancy

Associate Attorney
Kipp and Christian P.C.

MPP/JD

Jaron Halford 

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

MPP/MPH

Alzina Koric

Researcher
Family and Preventive Medicine- University of Utah

MPP

Alexis Miller

Project Management 
Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

MPP

Nick Thiriot 

Communication Director
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

MPP

 

 

Bradley Belnap Health Policy Specialist
Utah Department of Health
MPP
Titus Chan Assistant Professor
University of Utah
MPP
Malia McIlvenna  Research Consultant
Utah State Office of Education
MPP
David Benway Research Analyst
Bureau of Economic and Business Research
MPP
Hillary Galvin Performance Auditor II
Office of the Legislative Auditor General
MPP
Justin Meyer  Legal Counsel
Reinsurance Group of America, Inc.
MPP
Chris Cambron

Tenure Track
UofU College of Social Work

MPP

Chad Donald Midgley

Research Consultant
Division of Services for People with Disabilities

MPP

Candace Ware Performance Auditor 
State Legislation of Utah
MPP
Anna Gardiner Medical Writer
Myriad Genetics
MPP/MPH

 

 

Gabriella Archuleta 

Public Policy Analyst
YMCA Utah

MPP/JD

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

Senior Business Analyst
Utah State Hospital

MPP

Daisy Bennett 

Director Legal & Privacy, Data Protection Officer
Marin Software Incorporated

MPP

Richard Henriksen

Medicine Physician
Kestrel Wellness Together

MPP
Holly Yocom

Director Community Services
Salt Lake County

MPP

Nune Phillips Program Manager, Office of Child Care
Department of Workforce Services
MPP
David Sawyer

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

MPP

Scott Wilson

Adjunt Professor
University of Alaska

MPP

Robert Stevens

Vice President
Merrick Bank

MPP
Alyson Brennan  IRS MPP
James White Attorney
Law Office of James P. White
MPP/JD
Richard Tyler White Attorney
Jackson White, PC
MPP

 

 

Brad Bartholomew

Mitigation & Recovery Manager
Utah Division of Emergency Management

MPP

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

 

 

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

Vice President & Research Director
Utah Foundation

MPP

 

 

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

 

Last Updated: 5/10/21