Meet Our Alumni

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  Meet our Alumni!   

 

What does it mean to be a Carsey School alum? It means you're tapped into a network of global changemakers. It means you've completed world-class training at a top policy education and research center. It means you're prepared to effect change and to make an important difference, whether at the community, state, national or international levels. Discover what our alumni have been up to below!

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MPP Alumni
With Alum Tara Griffin '19G (MPP)
"Take full advantage of all the opportunities that Carsey offers! The faculty is second to none and have unbelievable experience. Listen to their stories and learn from their lessons."       ~(MPP) Alum Tara Griffin '19G
With Alum Julia Vieira '19G (MPP)
"Carsey can offer students a very welcoming environment, in which professors and staff truly care about students, their interests, and their development."        ~(MPP) Alum Julia Vieira '19G
With Alumni Jessica Amato '19G (MCD) & Parker LaRock '20G (MCD)
"If you told me 5 years ago that I would be making a positive impact on UNH and implementing change that would last, I wouldn’t have believed it…this program really does help empower you to make real positive change."       ~(MCD) Alum Parker LaRock, '20G
With Alum Hayley Collins '14G (MCD)
"The master’s program provides an incredible opportunity to focus academic efforts on a topic that engages the student and supports direct benefits to the community."       ~(MCD) Alum Hayley Collins '14G
With Alum Justin Klingler '18, '19G (MPP)
In summer 2018, Justin Klingler '18 '19G spent nine weeks interning at the Community Development Finance Authority connecting his classroom lessons to real world applications. As an accelerated master’s in public policy major, Klingler completed...
With Alum Charlene Higgins '14, '18G (MCD)
While crops are grown, community and collaboration roots are developed for new Americans at the New American Farmers Cooperative in Manchester, N.H. Charlene Higgins '14, '18G helped this...
With Alum Brittany Weaver Matthews '10, '15G (MPA)
Brittany Weaver Matthews '10, '15G earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Carsey School of Public Policy...
With Alum Carina DeBarcelos '19G (MPP)
Carina DeBarcelos '19G made the most of her graduate student experience at UNH, and her almost two years on campus ended with one more achievement: The Distinguished Wildcat Award, which she received from the Graduate Student Senate...
With Alum Catherine Naczas '92G (MPA)
"After building a good foundation of experience – some 6 years in assisted/subsidized housing – I knew that getting my MPA was the next step in furthering my career. The MPA program put me in contention for the executive director position with the Laconia Housing Authority."       ~(MPA) Alum...
With Alum Brent Lemire '04G (MPA)
"The interaction with other student professionals was invaluable. I was older and had been in government for over 30 years and was able to offer a different perspective. After I retired from my first job, I went on to utilize my MPA as a Town Administrator for Northwood, NH, for four years."     ~(...
With Alum Megan Brabec '19G (MPA)
"The program allowed me to meet people doing great work around the state, and it helped me build up tangible skills that allow me to serve my community more effectively and efficiently."       ~(MPA) Alum Megan Brabec '19G
With Alum Sarah Dorner '14G (MPA)
Join Dan Bromberg, the Carsey School of Public Policy’s Director of Academic Programs, for a conversation with Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate Sarah Dorner ‘14G and learn about the MPA program from the perspective of a graduate.
MPP Alumni
With Alumni Jessica Amato '19G (MCD) & Parker LaRock '20G (MCD)
"If you told me 5 years ago that I would be making a positive impact on UNH and implementing change that would last, I wouldn’t have believed it…this program really does help empower you to make real positive change."       ~(MCD) Alum Parker LaRock, '20G
With Alum Hayley Collins '14G (MCD)
"The master’s program provides an incredible opportunity to focus academic efforts on a topic that engages the student and supports direct benefits to the community."       ~(MCD) Alum Hayley Collins '14G
With Alum Charlene Higgins '14, '18G (MCD)
While crops are grown, community and collaboration roots are developed for new Americans at the New American Farmers Cooperative in Manchester, N.H. Charlene Higgins '14, '18G helped this...
With Alum Tyler Mac Innis '12G (MCD)
"What this program does best is it prepares students to be able to recognize where problems actually exist." ~(MCD) alumni Tyler Mac Innis '12G
With Alum Hannah MacBride '07, '13G (MCD) & Marisa Rafal '19, '20G (MPP)
The annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge serves as an important platform for UNH System students and alumni, as well as New Hampshire residents, to promote their...
With Alum Lexie Kirade '20G (MPA & MCD)
Lexie Kirade discovered her passion for nonprofit work while at Stonehill College. Now she’s taking her education and career to the next level with dual degrees in Master of Public Administration and...
With Alum James Vayo '19G (MCD)
Having worked in community development for over a decade, James Vayo was looking to take a step forward in his career, so he enrolled in the Carsey School of Public Policy’s Master in Community Development program.
MPP Alumni
With Alum Brittany Weaver Matthews '10, '15G (MPA)
Brittany Weaver Matthews '10, '15G earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the Carsey School of Public Policy...
With Alum Catherine Naczas '92G (MPA)
"After building a good foundation of experience – some 6 years in assisted/subsidized housing – I knew that getting my MPA was the next step in furthering my career. The MPA program put me in contention for the executive director position with the Laconia Housing Authority."       ~(MPA) Alum...
With Alum Brent Lemire '04G (MPA)
"The interaction with other student professionals was invaluable. I was older and had been in government for over 30 years and was able to offer a different perspective. After I retired from my first job, I went on to utilize my MPA as a Town Administrator for Northwood, NH, for four years."     ~(...
With Alum Megan Brabec '19G (MPA)
"The program allowed me to meet people doing great work around the state, and it helped me build up tangible skills that allow me to serve my community more effectively and efficiently."       ~(MPA) Alum Megan Brabec '19G
With Alum Sarah Dorner '14G (MPA)
Join Dan Bromberg, the Carsey School of Public Policy’s Director of Academic Programs, for a conversation with Master of Public Administration (MPA) graduate Sarah Dorner ‘14G and learn about the MPA program from the perspective of a graduate.
With Alum Kathryn Mone '07G (MPA)
Congratulations to Kathryn Mone '07G, who was recently named to the Union Leader's 40 Under Forty list for 2020. An MPA graduate, Mone heads the North Hampton Police Department as Police Chief.
With Alum Lexie Kirade '20G (MPA & MCD)
Lexie Kirade discovered her passion for nonprofit work while at Stonehill College. Now she’s taking her education and career to the next level with dual degrees in Master of Public Administration and...
With Alum Katharine Labrecque '19G (MPA)
Practical knowledge and applied learning is at the core of the Carsey School's Master of Public Administration program. Katharine Labrecque '19G gained both through a ...
With Alum Matt Wilhelm '16G (MPA)
Matt Wilhelm '16G was considering ways he might be able to take the next step in his career. With a young family and a full-time job, pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at the Carsey School posed a time management dilemma.
MPP Alumni
With Alum Tara Griffin '19G (MPP)
"Take full advantage of all the opportunities that Carsey offers! The faculty is second to none and have unbelievable experience. Listen to their stories and learn from their lessons."       ~(MPP) Alum Tara Griffin '19G
With Alum Julia Vieira '19G (MPP)
"Carsey can offer students a very welcoming environment, in which professors and staff truly care about students, their interests, and their development."        ~(MPP) Alum Julia Vieira '19G
With Alum Justin Klingler '18, '19G (MPP)
In summer 2018, Justin Klingler '18 '19G spent nine weeks interning at the Community Development Finance Authority connecting his classroom lessons to real world applications. As an accelerated master’s in public policy major, Klingler completed...
With Alum Carina DeBarcelos '19G (MPP)
Carina DeBarcelos '19G made the most of her graduate student experience at UNH, and her almost two years on campus ended with one more achievement: The Distinguished Wildcat Award, which she received from the Graduate Student Senate...
With Alum Sarah Wrightsman '17G (MPP)
Congratulations to Master in Public Policy graduate Sarah Wrightsman '17G, who was named to the New Hampshire Union Leader's 40 Under Forty list for 2020.
With Alum Hannah MacBride '07, '13G (MCD) & Marisa Rafal '19, '20G (MPP)
The annual NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge serves as an important platform for UNH System students and alumni, as well as New Hampshire residents, to promote their...
With Alum Sarah Nadeau '19, '20G (MPP)
Public policy advocacy encompasses a range of activities, in settings as varied as the streets of our local New Hampshire communities and the halls of the U.S. Congress. Fortunately for Sarah Nadeau ’19, a student in the Master in Public Policy ...
With Alum Jiedine Phanbuh '19G (MPP)
The Carsey School of Public Policy’s Washington, D.C., colloquium program inspired master in public policy degree student Jiedine Phanbuh '...
With Alumni Joe Alexander '20G (MPP) and Willis Griffith '19G (MPP)
Lots of students have to juggle their class schedules with other commitments: jobs, internships, sports. For Carsey School of Public Policy alumni Joe Alexander and Willis Griffith, that balancing act included serving as newly elected representatives in the N.H....
With Alum Sarah Wrightsman '17G (MPP)
Master in Public Policy graduate Sarah Wrightsman '17G could be described as someone with a growth mindset. As a community garden project coordinator for at-risk youth in Somersworth, N.H., she discovered the positive impact she could have in her...
With Alum Adam Strong '19G (MPP)
Growing up in Kentucky, Adam Strong '19G noticed that there were not enough social and economic supports for young people in rural communities. He set out to change this by pursuing a Master in Public Policy from the Carsey School while working...
With Alum Julia Vieira '19G (MPP)
Growing up in Brazil, Julia Vieira, a Master in Public Policy alum ('19G), knew she wanted to expand her horizons by studying in the United States. That desire led her to pursue her public service education at UNH's Carsey School of Public Policy.
 

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    "In the words of Nike: Just Do It! This is an incredibly flexible, supportive, and engaging program that will translate your plans for changing the world into tangible work."       ~(MPP) student Juliana Good '20, '21G
    With Student Juliana Good '20, '21G (MPP)
    "In the words of Nike: Just Do It! This is an incredibly flexible, supportive, and engaging program that will translate your plans for changing the world into tangible work."       ~(MPP) student Juliana Good '20, '21G
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    With Student Jennifer Thompson '02, '21G (MPA)
    "The professors are extremely knowledgeable on the content and subject matter and really great to learn from... I am also starting my public health certificate at the same time and the fact that I can finish with both a degree and a certificate in the same amount of time is an incredible...
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