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IPPSR is excited to welcome these MSU students to enrich and expand current leadership, policy and research offerings. Their work will focus on compiling, analyzing and publishing research and writing for academic and public audiences through our blog and related documents in print and online. 

  • Jamil Scott

    Jamil Scott is a doctoral student in political science who conducts research on minority politics and political participation. At IPPSR, she will be working on an assessment of Michigan Political Leadership Program outcomes and research on candidate recruitment and training.

  • Nicolas Bichay

    Nicolas Bichay is a doctoral student in political science who conducts research on comparative political economy and electoral politics. At IPPSR, he will be collecting data on government performance, producing a database of randomized controlled trials of policy interventions and compiling research in the issues areas of health care, energy, and the environment.

  • Luke Allen

    Luke Allen is a Masters of Public Policy Student interested in economic development and in rural areas. He is a graduate of Lake Superior State University and has previously worked as a Community Organizer and later Director of an environmental advocacy non-profit. At IPPSR he works on polling, survey development, and building a database of randomized policy trials.

  • Abbey Frazier

    Abbey Frazier is a Master’s of Public Policy student interested in economic, health, and social welfare policy. She has previously worked in health and welfare policy. At IPPSR, she will be writing analyses on behavioral economics, welfare programs, and a variety of policy topics.

  • Christina Scheller

    Christina Scheller is a doctoral student in political science who conducts research on institutions and democracy in West Africa. Her U.S. domestic policy interests include education, transportation, agriculture, and environmental policy. At IPPSR, she will be compiling research on measures of legislative effectiveness for the Michigan Legislature.

  • Corah Walker

    Corah Walker is a doctoral student in political science.

  • Alexa McKinley

    Alexa McKinley is an undergraduate political science student with a philosophy and law minor. She has worked on research relating to political inequality at Michigan State University. At IPPSR, she will be writing and focusing on health care policy.

  • Malu Gadelha

    Malu Gadelha is an undergraduate Public Policy major with a specialization in Peace and Justice studies who has had experience in the State Legislature, the U.S. Senate and also worked in the Ingham County Prosecutors Office where she dedicated her time with domestic violence victims. At IPPSR, she will focus on Criminal Justice policy and Minority issues.

  • Karl Schneider

    Karl Schneider is an undergraduate student studying International Relations and Economics. He has worked on energy and environmental research sponsored by Penn State University and the National Science Foundation. At IPPSR, he will be working on health care policy and the State of State Survey.

  • Bob Brown

    Bob Brown is an undergraduate political theory and international relations student who has worked for a state house campaign and in the state legislature. At IPPSR, he will be doing research on the differences in political institutions across the country and assisting in public policy events.

  • Marco Savarin

    Marco Savarin is an undergraduate.

  • Raven McBrayer

    Raven McBrayer is an undergraduate student in political science.

  • Iris Robare

    Iris Robare is an undergraduate public policy student interested in running for public office. She was the 2015 Youth Governor for the State of Michigan and is working in the Legislature on mental health policy. At IPPSR, she will be working with MPLP and compiling information on health policy proposals.

  • Renee O'Connell

    Renee O'Connell is an undergraduate public policy and environmental biology double major. She has worked for the US Forest Service in their Washington Office and Michigan Forest Products Council in Lansing. At IPPSR, she will be writing on environmental policy and resource management.

  • Kieran Todd

    Kieran Todd is an undergraduate public policy and economics student who has worked on political campaigns and in the legislature. At IPPSR, Kieran will focus on urban affairs, economic development incentives, and veterans programs as well as summarizing research articles for an online database and contributing to a blog.

  • Fabiola Yanez

    Fabiola Yanez is an undergraduate political science student who is interested in technology and innovation policies. She has worked on consumer privacy, cybersecurity, and international digital trade at the Interactive Advertising Bureau in Washington D.C. At IPPSR, she will be working on technology and energy policies for an online database and blog.

  • Katherine Pino

    Katherine Pino is an undergraduate public policy student in her fourth year. In addition to her public policy major, Katherine has a minor in bioethics, humanities, and society. Katherine recently completed an internship with the Michigan Senate and plans to attend law school. At IPPSR, she will focus on researching civil rights and social welfare policies.

  • Leslie Welch

    Leslie Welch is an undergraduate political science and humanities student who has written on education policy. At IPPSR, she will be conducting regional comparisons of state public policy and assisting with public policy events.