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Rhea Acuña

Rhea Acuña

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Carnegie Mellon University - Public Policy and Management

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Social policy, urban policy

Graham Ambrose

Graham Ambrose

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Design and Governance

M.S., Science, Technology and Environmental Sciences, Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Governance and decision-making in the food system

Austin McNeill Brown

Austin McNeill Brown

Ph.D. Student, Social Science Ph.D. Program

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

University of Vermont - Social Work

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Recovery science, addiction recovery wellness, substance use disorders

Samantha Cervantes

Mayra Samantha Cervantes

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Applied Economics, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Applied microeconomics with a focus on crime and transportation
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Brandon Charles

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Public Policy, University of Chicago

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Adam Cucchiara

Adam Cucchiara

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Master of Public Policy, Duke University 

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Veterans’ affairs, law enforcement and policing, national security

William Clay Fannin

William Clay Fannin

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.P.P., Public Policy, University of Kentucky

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Social welfare programs, poverty policy

Myriam Gregoire-Zawilski

Myriam Gregoire-Zawilski

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Political Science, Universite de Montreal, 2015

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Environmental and energy policy, energy transitions, green innovation

Joshua Grove

Joshua Grove

Ph.D. Student, Sociology Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

B.A., Psychology, Hood College, 1998

M.A., Religion and Biblical Theology, United Lutheran Seminary, 2000

M.A., Sociology, University at Albany, 2008

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315.443.3114

Harneet Kaur

Harneet Kaur

Ph.D. Student, Social Science Ph.D. Program

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.A., Economics, Panjab University, India

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Hyojeong Kim

Hyojeong Kim

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.A., Public Administration, Seoul National University; M.P.P, Public Administration, Rutgers University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Social policy, public finance

Jooyoung Kim

Jooyoung Kim

Ph.D. Student, Economics Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Economics, Korea University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Urban economics, public economics, labor economics
Maeve Maloney

Maeve Maloney

Ph.D. Job Market Candidate, Economics Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

University of Pittsburgh - Economics

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Urban economics, labor economics

Mitchell Mcfarlane

Mitch McFarlane

Ph.D Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.A., Public Affairs, Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Qasim Mehdi

Qasim Mehdi

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Syracuse University - Public Administration

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Climate change, hydrology and watershed management, environmental policy, collaborative governance

Nicholas Oesterling

Nicholas Oesterling

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Design and Governance

M.S., Public Administration, University of Dayton

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Policy design, implementation and compliance, institutional analysis

Lauryn Quick

Lauryn Quick

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Public Administration, Syracuse University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Social policy

Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Ph.D. Student, Economics Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.A., Public Policy,  Georgetown University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Economics of education

Radine Rafols

Radine Rafols

Ph.D. Job Market Candidate, Economics Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Economics of Public Policy, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Urban economics, labor economics, development, environmental economics.

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Sarah Souders

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Master of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison 

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Public finance and governance, political economy of education, social policy, education program evaluation

Yue Sun

Yue Sun

Ph.D. Student, Sociology Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

B.A., Public Administration, East China University of Science & Technology, 2015

M.A., Sociology, Zhejiang University, 2017

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Zoe Tkaczyk

Zoe Tkaczyk

J.D./M.P.A. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Associate, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

B.A., Geography and Anthropology, Legal and African Studies Concentrations, Macalester College

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Food security law, food policy, public policy, international relations, international 
food systems, human rights law
Nastassia Vaitsiakhovich

Nastassia Vaitsiakhovich

Ph.D. Student, Sociology Department

Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Policy Research

Graduate Research Assistant, Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion and Population Health

M.A., Sociology, Syracuse University,  2020

M.S., Sociology, Higher School of Economics University, Moscow, Russia,  2014

B.A., Sociology, Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus,  2010 

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Zhanhan yu

Zhanhan Yu

Ph.D. Job Market Candidate, Economics Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.A., Economics, Duke University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Labor, urban, environmental economics

Bo Zheng

Bo Zheng

Ph.D. Student, Public Administration and International Affairs Department

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.S., Public Administration, Syracuse University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Impact of technological advancement on social inequality

Dongmei Zuo

Dongmei Zuo

Ph.D. Student, Social Science Ph.D. Program

Graduate Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

M.A., Management Science and Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University

426 Eggers Hall

315.443.3114

Areas of Expertise

Aging and health, health-based public policy, food and nutrition policy, social gerontology

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