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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.









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, 
Leavitt Partners


Randy Rodriguez


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

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

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
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
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, 


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
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