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Alumni Stories

Read about the experiences of a few of our MEP alumni, what they gained from the program and their career plans and aspirations.

Jolenta ColemanSenayet Negusse

Councilmember, City of SeaTac
Language Equity Program Manager, King County Executive's Office of Equity & Social Justice 

"Each quarter, I learned a new concept and was provided with the opportunity to explore the application of the theories and concepts during my internship."

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Ramsey KincannonBecca Horowitz

English Language Arts Program Manager, Puget Sound Educational Service District

"I think about change differently now than I did as a school leader. After learning about policy design, I began to understand the different levers that we can use to inspire policy implementation."

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Roohi SharmaMindy Hsiao

Education Research Associate, SRI International

"The internship helped me find a career that I enjoy. Prior to MEP, I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do with education policy. My project at Treehouse helped me realize that I liked collecting and analyzing qualitative data."

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Roohi SharmaLauren Hatchett

Policy Analyst, University of Washington Office of Planning & Budgeting 

"I valued both the structure and flexibility of the MEP program. I was able to dive into areas that interested me the most such as higher education. I also learned so much about other areas of educational policy such as early childhood education, special education and K-12 finance from our core classes and my cohort."

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Roohi SharmaYiren Zhang

Ph.D. Student, University of Cambridge

“I was an international student from China. I became more familiar with the education system in the United States through my courses as well as from discussions with my classmates.”

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