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Stephanie Leiser

Lecturer in Public Policy
Stephanie Leiser is a lecturer at the Ford School and leads the Michigan Local Government Fiscal Health Project at the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP). Her general area of interest is in public finance, budgeting, and financial…
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Christian Hunter

Policy Analyst
Christian is a Policy Analyst studying urban/rural divisions and connections in Michigan for CLOSUP’s Functioning of Democracy across the Urban-Rural Spectrum project. He is a master of urban and regional planning student at the Taubman School of Art…
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Julie Rubin

Policy Analyst
Julie is a research assistant studying access to information for CLOSUP's "Functioning of Democracy across the Urban-Rural Spectrum" project. She is a masters student at the Ford School and has a Bachelors of Arts in Public Policy from Vanderbilt…
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Monika Anderson

Policy Analyst
Monika is a research assistant working on the Michigan Public Policy Survey. They are a dual degree masters student at the Ford School and the School of Social Work (MPP/MSW '21), and have a B.A. in Sociology from Western Washington University (Class…
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Capri Backus

Policy Analyst
Capri is a Policy Analyst for CLOSUP’s Local Fiscal Health Project. She is a Master’s student at the Ford School (MPP, Class of 2021), and has a B.A. in International Studies and Public Policy Analysis from Washington and Jefferson College. Capri is…
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Nicholas Birdsong

Policy Analyst
Nicholas holds a B.A. in Political Science from Washburn University in Topeka, KS (2012), JD from the University of Kansas (2015). He served as part of the research staff at the KU Law Library, before working as a Policy Specialist at NCSL in dual…
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Kaitlin Colyer

Policy Analyst
Kaitlin is a Policy Analyst for CLOSUP. She is an undergraduate majoring in Organizational Studies through LSA with a minor in Public Policy at the Ford School. Kaitlyn is most interested in voting behavior and the impact of public opinion on…
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Fanta Conde

Policy Analyst
Fanta is a Communications Research Assistant at CLOSUP. She is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Ford School. She holds Bachelors in Political Science and Philosophy from Penn State University. Prior to joining the Ford School, Fanta worked…
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Kristina Curtiss

Policy Analyst
Kristina Curtiss is a life-long Michigander and community development advocate. Currently based in Detroit, her work in the governmental and non-profit sectors bridges opportunity divides across the state by supporting policy innovation in workforce…
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Meredith Days

Policy Analyst
Meredith Days, Ford School Class of 2021 -- I grew up in Arlington, MA (right outside Boston). I am involved in community service and community action on campus, spending my time organizing community service for Michigan Community Scholars Program…
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Alexa Goldstein

Policy Analyst
Alexa is a Policy Analyst helping with data analysis and marketing for CLOSUP’s Michigan Public Policy Survey. She is an undergraduate student in the College of Literature Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan (Class of 2024). Her…
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Kelly Higgins

Policy Analyst
Kelly is a Policy Analyst studying agricultural runoff policy and Lake Erie harmful algal blooms for CLOSUP. She is a current senior in LSA (class of 2021) studying political science and water and the environment through PiTE. Alongside her role at…
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Olivia Hintz

Policy Analyst
Olivia is a Policy Analyst studying community reactions toward solar energy development in the Great Lakes region for Sarah Mills and CLOSUP’s Renewable Energy Policy Initiative. She is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in…
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Christian Ilarraza Colon

Policy Analyst
In 2017, Christian Ilarraza Colon graduated from Florida International University with a BA in International Relations and a certificate in the Middle East and Central Asia studies. During his studies, Mr. Ilarraza Colon studied Turkish as a 2015…
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Clare Knutson

Policy Analyst
Clare moved to the Detroit area from Canada in 2016 to work as an engineer in the automotive industry. Clare attended McGill University in Montréal where she received a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. After working as a design engineer on…
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Jordan Lippert

Policy Analyst
Jordan is a research assistant working to identify Communities of Interest for the upcoming redistricting cycles with the CLOSUP team. He is a junior in the B.A. program at the Ford School and is also pursuing a minor in Spanish. Jordan is interested…
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Priyanka Panjwani

Policy Analyst
Priyanka is a Policy Analyst working with the Michigan Public Policy Survey data. She is a masters student at the Ford School (class of 2022), and holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to attending…
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Kyron Smith

Policy Analyst
Kyron is a Policy Analyst studying local government policy and management at CLOSUP through projects like "The Functioning of Democracy across the Urban-Rural Spectrum" and "Understanding Local Fiscal Health". He is a student at the Ford School…
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Karley Thurston

Policy Analyst
Karley is a Policy Analyst on CLOSUP’s "Functioning of Democracy across the Urban-Rural Spectrum" initiative. She is a master’s of public policy student at the Ford School (Class of 2022), and has a BA in economics and mathematics from Western…
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Emma Uebelhor

Policy Analyst
Emma is a Policy Analyst working with Sarah Mills to study community responses to proposed solar projects throughout the Great Lakes region. She is currently a sophomore in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts (Class of 2023). Emma is most…
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Ryan Woock

Policy Analyst
Ryan is a Policy Analyst studying communities of interest with CLOSUP's Michigan Redistricting Project. He is a senior BA at the Ford School with a minor in business. After graduation, he would like to pursue a career in East Asian economic and…