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Connect with Alumni

Once an MCSPer, always an MCSPer! MCSP Alums around the country are ready to support current MCSP students (and other MCSP alums).

Feel free to contact these regional alumni groups if you would like advice or a conversation when you are looking for 1) internships, 2) jobs, 3) graduate schools, or 4) are thinking about relocating to the area and want information about the area and/or seek to join the regional alumni network.

Washington DC/Balitmore Area Alumni

If you want to send a general request, send an email to We also recommend that you read the bios of our wonderful alumni who have generously shared a short bio and whose background and interest may closely align with your interests. If that's the case, please feel free to email them directly. Be sure to indicate that you are an MCSP student or MCSP alum, the purpose of your inquiry, and some information about your own background.


Amanda Hooper

Amanda Hooper (LSA Women's Studies, ’07) believes in the importance and power of grassroots participation to effect change in politics and public policy. She received a Master’s degree in Women and Politics from the University of Oxford, and has worked on Capitol Hill, in political campaigns, community organizing, and communications. Currently, Amanda works on women’s health and reproductive rights at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, DC. 


Claire McGuire

Clare is working in federal government consulting for a large accounting and advisory firm in DC.  She attended public policy school in Bloomington, Indiana after working in higher education and as an Americorps volunteer in Philadelphia. She is happy to answer questions about DC, public sector finance, and federal government consulting.


Gilbert Nuñez

Gilbert is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, where he studies American government/politics and public policy. While planning his dissertation, he also teaches internship-based undergraduate seminars on public policy. 


Bethany Rogerson

Bethany Rogerson is a senior associate for the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, designed to promote the use of health impact assessments (HIAs) and support the growth of the field in the United States. She helps manage a national grants program and provides HIA training and technical assistance. After graduating from the Program in the Environment at Michigan in 2006, she worked as a litigation paralegal in New York City, assisted the policy and development departments at the League of Conservation Voters in Washington, D.C., and received her master’s degree in social policy at the University of Pennsylvania. In D.C. she enjoys volunteering at her local farmers market and for women's reproductive health and justice organizations.


Ariste Sallas-Brookwell

Ariste Sallas-Brookwell (LSA Political Science and Gender & Health, '09) is a public heath 

professional with a focus on and passion for women's health. She is an Immunization 

Program Specialist at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and is pursuing a Master of Social Work from the Catholic University of America. She is an active member of the DC chapter of the U-M Alumni Association and volunteers with several local women's reproductive health organizations.


Katie Stanutz

Katie Stanutz (LSA English and ACABS, '07) is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation focuses on twentieth century multi-ethnic American literature and media, and she has taught a variety of courses, including ones on drama, literature of science and technology, and both pre-1865 and post-1865 American literature. She would be happy to speak to anyone considering a PhD in the humanities.

Briana Stuart

After graduating from Michigan in May of 2013, Briana Stuart started an internship at Dance Place, a non-profit arts organization in DC and soon after transitioned into her current position as a full-time company member of StepAfrika, a professional stepping company in DC.