Public Policy News

The very first laws of the land were drawn up here in Philadelphia. More than 130 years later, Temple Public Policy students try to master that art, just steps away from City Hall in the nation’s sixth-largest municipality. Follow along as our Master of Public Policy students, alumni and faculty learn about and contribute to modern policy. And if you have a Temple Public Policy story of your own to share, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our faculty have real-world experience in private, public and non-profit organizations working as leaders, policymakers and advisors. The technical and analytical skills they instill in their students prepares them for their life’s work effecting positive change.

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Brittany Van Strien was recently offered a position as a Research Analyst for the Legislative Policy and Research Office with PA House of Representatives Democrats. Brittany has previously worked as a Communications and Policy Coordinator as well as a Constituent Services Advisor with the PA House Democratic Caucus. Brittany is expected to receive her MPP in Fall 2021. We are excited for her to start this new chapter in Harrisburg! Congratulations, Brittany!

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Dae'Shawn Nixon recently started a new position as a Project Associate for Social Contract LLC. Social Contract is a diverse group of facilitators, project managers, policy experts, program designers and researchers dedicated to elevating and supporting lasting social change. Dae'Shawn is expected to complete his MPP in 2022. Congratulations, Dae'Shawn!

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Sara Joseph recently started a new position as the Support Coordinator for the Philadelphia Bail Fund. The Philadelphia Bail Fund is dedicated to ending the cash bail system. The Fund pays bail at the earliest possible moment for people who are indigent and cannot afford bail — ideally before they are transferred from their holding cell to jail. The Philadelphia Bail Fund also subjects the impact of its work to evaluation and uses the results to educate policymakers and lobby for reform. Sara is expected to complete her MPP in 2021. Congratulations, Sara!

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Erik Long was recently hired as a Business Analyst at Grant Street Group. Grant Street Group specializes in cloud-based government solutions for tax collection, e-payments, and auctions. Erik is expected to complete his MPP in 2021. Congratulations, Erik!

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Arielle Weisbord recently started a new role as a Senior Associate at EisnerAmper. EisnerAmper is among the nation's largest full-service advisory and accounting firms. Their clients are enterprises as diverse as sophisticated financial institutions and start-ups, global public firms and middle-market companies; as well as high net worth individuals, family offices, not-for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial ventures across a variety of industries. Arielle is expected to complete her MPP in 2021. Congratulations, Arielle!