Meet Our 2016 Cohort—and Maybe Your Next Hire!

A few months from now, Michigan State University’s second-year cohort of Master of Public Policy students will be graduating. These 15 individuals bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion to put the skills they’ve acquired to use. We’re posting profiles of all our soon-to-be graduates so you can get to know them—and maybe find the next addition to your firm or organization!

Below you can find links to all the profiles we’ve posted; we’ll keep updating this list as we publish more profiles.

haoshuHaoshu Duan: Using Research to Alleviate Poverty and Unemployment

Ideal Job Location(s): Haoshu is applying to Ph.D. programs—and looking for internships!—in various locations in the U.S.

Areas of Interest: Alleviating the poverty rates and unemployment rates among low and moderate income families.

Mike_CnossenMike Cnossen: Crossing Political Divides with Clear Communication about Policy Research

Ideal Job Location(s): Grand Rapids or Lansing, Michigan. Open to opportunities farther afield.

Areas of Interest: Education and healthcare policy. Using policy research to increase dialogue across political divides.

20150625_092117Sean Weston: Helping Organizations Make Informed Decisions

Ideal Job Location(s): Washington, DC; Detroit.

Areas of Interest: Defense, intelligence, and foreign policy; Detroit auto industry.


Lauren (2)Lauren Faulkner: Experienced Survey Researcher

Ideal Job Location(s): Short-term: Lansing, Michigan; open to working in other states.

Areas of Interest: Survey research.


marcus_coffin (2)Marcus Coffin: Passionate about Urban Economics

Ideal Job Location(s): Southeast Michigan or Lansing, Michigan. Longer term, possibly relocating to East Coast.

Areas of Interest: Urban economic issues, state fiscal interventions.


sean_tobinSean Tobin: Campaigner and Analyst

Ideal Job Location(s):Michigan, Washington D.C.

Areas of Interest: Campaign research, forecasting and consulting. Transparency and accountability.




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