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 Reily Connaughton Reily Connaughton
Budget and Policy Analyst
Rhode Island Office of Management and Budget
Headshot of Danielle Corrado Danielle Corrado
Operational Excellence Manager
The Coca-Cola Company
Headshot of Dillon Coutinho Dillon Coutinho
Governance Lead
Pearl Initiative
headshot of Amy Ferrer., MPPA 2008 Amy Ferrer
Executive Director
American Philosophical Association
Headshot of Cobi Frongillo Cobi Frongillo
Researcher, Mass. Legislative Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy
Town Councilor, Franklin, Mass.
Headshot of Josh Geyer Josh Geyer
Energy Program Analyst
US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Environment and Energy
Michelle Goncalves speaking at a lectern at an event Michelle Goncalves
Executive Director
UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL)
SPP alumna Caitlin Gould Caitlin Gould
Environmental Policy Analyst
US Environmental Protection Agency
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
Sam Hockenbury smiling Samuel Hockenbury
Finance/Purchasing Analyst
Town of Burlington, Massachusetts
Jim McGovern & Holly Hodgkins Holly Hodgkins
District Representative
Office of US Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA)
Headshot of Fran Hutchins Fran Hutchins
Executive Director
Equality Federation
Headshot of Mimi Kaplan Mimi Kaplan
Associate Planner
Central Mass Regional Planning Commission
Headshot of Olivia Laramie Olivia Laramie
Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
headshot of Estefania Marti Malvido Estefania Marti Malvido
Research Analyst
Access to Nutrition Foundation
headshot of Luke Mastrangeli Luke Mastrangeli
Career Specialist and Counselor
Goodwin University
Headshot of Puja Minni Puja Minni
Independent Researcher
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 Mike Pease Mike Pease
Health Promotion Specialist
UMass Amherst
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
Brianna Sunryd, MPPA '20 Brianna Sunryd
Director of Communications and Civic Innovation
Town of Amherst, Massachusetts
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
Headshot of Kyle Wedberg Kyle Wedberg
President and CEO
NOCCA (New Orleans Center for Creative Arts), The Public Performing and Visual Art’s Conservatory High School of the State of Louisiana
Tyler Wolanin Tyler Wolanin
Research Assistant
The Congressional Research Service
Amy Zucchero Amy Zucchero
Chief of Resource Development and Communications