Student 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 ColemanJolenta Coleman

Senior Policy Analyst, League of Education Voters

“I gained the ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information and research, something that I use every day in my current job.”

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Jillian KilbyJillian Kilby

Associate Director of State Relations, University of Washington

“Through class projects and discussions, I gained valuable leadership skills that I have used since graduating.”

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Ramsey KincannonRamsey Kincannon

Internship Services Manager, Year Up

“I started my internship doing temporary project work and then I became caught up in the amazing organization, doing real work that I want to be doing. My position turned into a permanent role.”

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Roohi SharmaRoohi Sharma

Research Coordinator, Center on Reinventing Public Education

“I came into the program curious about school leadership, but also ended up becoming really interested in charter schools and their governance as well. I see myself working in some kind of school leadership capacity.”

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