The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Alumni Profiles

Alumni of the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy pursue a diverse range of career paths, serving as leaders in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors and creating meaningful social change.

Nyudlia Araeva Nyudlia Araeva
ADVANCE Program Manager
UMass Amherst Office of Equity and Inclusion
photo of Liana Ascolese Liana Ascolese
Legislative Aide
Office of Cambridge City Councilor Alanna Mallon
photo of Evelyn Brand Evelyn Brand
Health Analyst
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
School of Public Policy alumna Lauren Coakley Lauren Coakley
Health Policy Analyst
The Center for Health Information and Analysis
headshot of Amy Ferrer., MPPA 2008 Amy Ferrer
Executive Director
American Philosophical Association
Michelle Goncalves speaking at a lectern at an event Michelle Goncalves
Executive Director
UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL)
Allie Haber Allie Haber
Housing Matcher
Safe Place for Youth
Headshot of SPP alumna Emily Hajjar Emily Hajjar
Deputy Chief of Staff and Research Director
Massachusetts Legislative Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities
photo of Ted Harvey Ted Harvey
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Senior Planner
University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Michael Havlin Michael Havlin
Economist and Statistical Consultant
US Buerau of Labor Statistics and Point Blank Political
photo of Jake Hawkesworth Jake Hawkesworth
Data Scientist
Jim McGovern & Holly Hodgkins Holly Hodgkins
District Representative
Office of US Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Mike Nicholson photo Mike Nicholson
Executive Aide to the Mayor
City of Gardner, Massachusetts
Shantel Palacio Shantel Palacio
Administrative Education Officer
New York City Department of Education
Headshot of Alex Plowden Alex Plowden
Development Manager
The Local Enterprise Assistance Fund
Photo of Nick Russo Nick Russo
Marketing & Communications Director
Pedal Movement
headshot of Krista Solie Krista Solie
Early Learning Services Program Monitor
Minnesota Department of Education
Jeff Stupak Jeff Stupak
Analyst in Macroeconomic Policy
Congressional Research Service
Laura Sylvester Laura Sylvester
Legislative and Community Partnership Coordinator
Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
photo of Raija Vaisanen Raija Vaisanen
Director of Research
Commonwealth Corporation
headshot of Jonathan Ward Jonathan Ward
Senior Business Consultant
The ICA Group
Amy Zucchero Amy Zucchero
Chief of Resource Development and Communications