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.

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Senior Communications Strategist
Department of Energy
Nyudlia Araeva Nyudlia Araeva
ADVANCE Program Manager
UMass Amherst Office of Equity and Inclusion
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Legislative Aide
Office of Cambridge City Councilor Alanna Mallon
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Campaign Manager
Shirley Arriaga for State Representative
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Health Analyst
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Photo of Ambyr Ambyr Braxton
Senior Rape Crisis Program Specialist
MA Department of Public Health
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
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Internal Communications Specialist
US Department of Interior - US Fish and Wildlife Service, DC HQ Office
photo of Michael Duffy Michael Duffy
photo of zane Zane Farr
Research Economist
Communications Workers of America
headshot of Amy Ferrer., MPPA 2008 Amy Ferrer
Executive Director
American Philosophical Association
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Assistant Account Executive, Digital
MullenLowe U.S.
Headshot of Cobi Frongillo Cobi Frongillo
Researcher, Mass. Legislative Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy
Town Councilor, Franklin, Mass.
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Operations Assistant
Fresh Truck
photo of steph Stephanie Gendron
Social Scientist
Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
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 Hamel Michael Hamel
Chief Information Officer
City of Worcester, MA
photo of jada Jada Marie Harris
Analyst, Strategic Research
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Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
Senior Planner
University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy (SPP) alum Michael Havlin Michael Havlin
Economist and Statistical Consultant
US Bureau 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
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Program Coordinator
Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources
Headshot of Mimi Kaplan Mimi Kaplan
Associate Planner
Central Mass Regional Planning Commission
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Visiting Fellow
Western Massachusetts Policy Center (WMPC)
Headshot of Olivia Laramie Olivia Laramie
Project Coordinator
Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission
photo of allie Alphoncina (Allie) Lyamuya
Doctoral Candidate
Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California
headshot of Estefania Marti Malvido Estefania Marti Malvido
Research Analyst
Access to Nutrition Foundation
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Lead Trainer (Western MA)
Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
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
Photo of Adrienne Adrienne Núñez
Legislative Analyst
Massachusetts Municipal Association
Photo of Mike Mike Orlando
Associate Social Media Manager
2K Games
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 Brendan Brendan Retalic
Campaign Manager
Committee to Elect Priscila Sousa
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Research Associate, Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships
National Academy of Public Administration
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Food Catalyst
reSET Social Enterprise Trust
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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
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Director of Research
Commonwealth Corporation
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Director of Guest Services
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area
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Youth Mentor
North Suffolk Mental Health Association
photo of kay Kayleigh Vocca
Continuous Improvement Specialist II
The City and County of Denver, Denver, CO
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