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Jeanelle Angus, MPA Student

We’re excited to share a profile of MPA student Jeanelle Angus, who talks about how her involvement in on- and off-campus organizations enriches her Northeastern experience.   Name: Jeanelle C.K. Angus Program: Master of Public Administration, Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Fellow Hometown: West Palm Beach, FL What motivated you to pursue your MPA degree? Growing up in an immigrant…
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Why Study Public Policy?

The economy, education, health care, transportation, housing, the environment, energy, jobs — virtually every aspect of daily life is affected by public policy decisions at all levels of government activity. W Who makes important policy decisions, in what manner, and based on what evidence or criteria are issues of utmost importance, especially as public problems…
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Anti-Oppression and Renewable Energy

Recently, SPPUA director Jennie Stephens gave a compelling keynote at the International Sustainability Transitions Conference in Ottawa. She explores the role of feminism in the fight for energy justice and its effects on marginalized populations…
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Kristian Kloeckl

Kristian Kloeckl’s work is guided by an interest in exploring meaningful ways to disclose the potential of technological innovations by developing novel application scenarios and solutions as well as interface and interaction modalities to form valuable connections between people, objects, space, and the digital data layers that increasingly pervade our environment…
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Lauren Costello

“The MS in Urban and Regional Policy program offered much of what I was looking for: experiential learning opportunities, applied research, and an incredibly engaged faculty.”..
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Antonio Vázquez Brust

“I view research projects as an integral part of my education. I learn way faster when I’m immersed in a project with tangible consequences.”..
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Monique Gibbs

“The ‘Contemporary Community Development’ class really opened my eyes to the interconnected network of housing, education, economic development and the different actors involved in shaping the health and well-being of a community.”..
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Jennie C. Stephens

“From our innovative master’s programs, to our unique PhD program, to our multiple undergraduate offerings, SPPUA continues to expand its reach.”..
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Ellie Rosen

“Northeastern is known for the success of its graduates, and I’m seeing why so clearly being in this program … I’m learning in a way that I’ve never learned or been challenged prior to being in graduate school.”..
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Evaristus Odinikaeze

U.S. Coast Guard veteran Evaristus Odinikaeze is applying his interest in law, public policy and behavioral sciences to help improve and expand initiatives at All Dorchester Sports and Leadership. He received a prestigious fellowship from Mission Continues, an organization that empowers veterans to continue their service on the community level…
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