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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.

 

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Beth Artman 

Alex Lorg      

 

Emily Hampton-Berry

Stefan Rhodewalt   

Ashley Rush

 

 

 

Fatema Binte Ahad
Research Analyst
Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Planning
University of Massachusetts, Boston

 

Robert Jordan
Research Analyst
Intermountain Healthcare

 

Trent Matheson, MPP 2016
Database Analyst 
University of Utah Health Sciences

 

Jim Van Pelt, MPP 2016
Special Projects Analyst
Salt Lake City's Sustainability Department

Jonathan Clark, 
Director of Institutional Data and Research
Utah System of Technical Colleges

 

Stephanie Lewis, MPP/JD 
Law Clerk 
Salt Lake County District Attorney

 

Tyler Murdock, MPP 2016
Project Manager
Salt Lake City Corporation, Parks and Public Lands

 

Kayla Whidden, MPP 2016
Operations Manager
Pop Art Snacks

Kirsten Elliott
Development Coordinator
Hawk Watch International

 

 

Maryjean Searcy Neilsen, MPP 2016
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

 

Benjamin Hoyle

 

Ashlee Kalina, 
Research Analyst
Nevada State Legislature

 

Elisa Montgomery, 
Analyst 
Leavitt Partners

 

Randy Rodriguez
ARUP

 

Emily Strong,  Housing Development Program Specialist, Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development

 

Miguel Trujillo, 

Matthew Burmeister
Strategic Intelligence
Career Program - 34 US Army

 

Marcus Merrill Humberg
Graduate Student in Strategic Communications
Washington State University

 

Torrey Lyons, 
PhD Candidate, Metropolitan Planning, Policy & 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
AmeriCorps

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

 

 

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, Office of the Legislative Fiscal Analyst, Utah State Legislature

 

Ryan Carrier Research Consultant II, Utah Department of Human Services of Services for Substance Abuse and Mental Health

Jacqueline 
Law Student
Brigham Young University

 

RyLee Stowell Curtis
Medicaid Policy Analyst
Utah Health Policy Project

 

Andrew Hill
Policy Analyst
Salt Lake County Mayor's Office

 

Jason Scott, MPP/MPH 
Research Associate
Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

Matthew Conway, MPP/MPH 
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 - Human Services Department

 

 

Kendra Babitz
Health Program Specialist
Department of Health, Cancer Control Program

 

Courtney Lane Crisler
Compensation Analyst
University of Utah

 

Jamie Hinsz
PhD Program, Research Assistant at Chapin Hall
University of Chicago

 

Emily Mader, MPP/MPH 
Clinical Research Associate
Department of Family Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University under the Research Foundation of SUNY
Syracuse, N.Y.

 

Barbara Munoz
Communication and Member Services Coordinator
Association of Utah Community Health

 

Sarah Wald
Research Consultant
Utah State Office of Education

Ryan Carrier
Research Consultant II
Utah Department of Human Services

 

Joseph Brennen Gee
Teacher
South Summit High School

 

Audrey Kiser
Health Policy Analyst III
Mathematica Policy Research
Washington, D.C.

 

Michael Merrill Parker
Public Policy Coordinator
Salt Lake Chamber

 

Sam Sutton, MPP/JD 
Intern Prosecutor
Utah States Attorney's Office
Washington, D.C.

 

Brady Wheeler
Compliance Analyst
Zions Bancorporation

Sarah Clancy, MPP/JD 2013
Associate Attorney
Kipp and Christian P.C.

 

Jaron Halford, Director of Operations, University of Utah School of Dentistry

 

Alzina Koric
Researcher
Occupation and Environmental Health - Family and Preventive Medicine
University of Utah

 

Alexis Miller
Governor's Office of Economic Development

 

Nick Thiriot Communication Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

 

 

 

Bradley Belnap
Health Program Manager
Utah Cancer Control Program
Utah Department of Health

 

Titus Chan
Cardiac Intensive Care Pediatrician
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, 
Law Student
University of Utah

Chris Cambron
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Health Outcomes an dPopulation Equity, Huntsman Cancer Institute

 

Anna Gardiner, MPP/MPH 

 

Chad Donald Midgley
Research Consultant, Division of Services for People with Disabilities, State of Utah

 

Candace Ware, MPP 2012
Performance Auditor
State Legislation of Utah

 

 

Gabriella Archuleta, 
Business Manager, Gonzalez Law USA

 

Alyson Brennan, 
IRS

 

William David MacKay
Senior Research Analyst
State of Utah - Provo State Hospital

 

Andre Melo
Management of Research Unit
Development Workshop Angola

 

Beckie Reynosa
Commercial Underwriter
American Express

 

Randal Serr
Take Care Utah Director, 
Utah Health Policy Project

 

Nathanial Talley
Programs Economist
State of Utah Dept of Workforce Services

 

Bryan Baron, MPP/JD  
Family Law Attorney
Hoskin Legal Services

 

Kara Hetrick
Grant Writer
Community Development Corporation of Utah

 

Heather Marshall
Information Analyst III
Administrative Office of the Courts

 

Arik Parker 
Utah Clean Energy
AmeriCorps/Utah Conservation Corps

 

Corey Rushton
Special Projects Analyst
Salt Lake City/Chairman of the Board

 

Marcie Smith-West, MPP/MPH 
Marcie Smith West Consulting

 

Richard White

 

Rachel Wyatt
Director of Quality Resources, Utah State Hospital

Daisy Bennett 
Director Legal & Privacy, Data Protection Officer, Marin Software Incorporated

 

Richard Henriksen
Medical Doctor
University of Utah Medical Center

 

Holly Martak
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Compensation
Zions Bank

 

Nune Phillips
Project Coordinator
Center for Law and Social Policy - D.C.

 

David Sawyer
Deputy Legislative Assistant, Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

 

Robert Stevens
Vice President
Merrick Bank

 

James White

 

Scott Wilson
Adjunct Professor, University of Alaska

 

 

 

Brad Bartholomew
Mitigation & Recovery Manager, Utah Division of Emergency Management

 

Matt Mackey

 

Beckie Reynosa
Commercial Underwriter
American Express

Ben Beutler
Senior Budget Analyst
City of Peoria

 

 

Scott McLeod
Associate VP, Collective Impact
United Way of Salt Lake

 

 

 

 

Andrew Cannon
Research Associate
Iowa Policy Project

 

Robert Stevens
Associate Vice President
Sr. Risk Analyst
Merrick Bank

 

David Stringfellow
Tax Economist
Governor's Office of Planning and Budget
State of Utah

Bryan Flanders
Management Analyst
Salt Lake County Sanitation

 

Barry Stratford
Law Student
The S.J. Quinney College of Law
The University of Utah

 

Shawn Tiegen
Vice President & Research Director, Utah Foundation

 

 

Carrie Beckman
Policy and Specialist
Utah State Board of Regents

 

Mark Brown
Law Student
University of California Hastings College of the Law
San Francisco, CA

 

Katie McCarthy
Analyst
New York City Library System

Alicia Brown
Business Analyst
REI Systems

 

Holly Hilton
Policy Assistant
Salt Lake City Mayor's Office
Ph.D. candidate City and Metropolitan Planning
The University of Utah

 

Last Updated: 2/16/18