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Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, Ph.D. ’06 -Alumna of the Year 2017 U.S. Deputy Surgeon General

Doctoral student Ian Klein with Dr. Lauren Hamilton Edwards at MPSA April 2018

We are grateful to alumni who have contributed to our fundraising campaign in support of the Adam Yarmolinsky Travel FellowshipsShinogle Memorial Fellowship and Public Policy Alumni Fellowship.

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The Adam Yarmolinsky fellowships are for travel grants to our current graduate students to enable them to go to professional conferences. Ian Klein (doctoral student), featured below with Dr. Lauren Hamilton Edwards  is the first recipient of the Yamolinsky fellowship. funding which enabled Ian to present  at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference in Chicago, April 2018.

Recent Public Policy graduates are making their marks in multiple sectors including academia, non-profits, municipal and state governments, the federal government, and the private sector. Here is a sample of the career paths of some of our graduates. Alumni Profiles

Recent News:
UMBC Alumnus Chris Haffer becomes EEOC’s first chief Data Officer


Dr. Laszlo Korossy, Ph.D., ’16, Teacher of the Year, Political Science, UMBC 2018

Elyse Grossman, Ph.D. ’14, receiving the Montgomery County, Maryland Keeping it Safe (KIS) Community Service Award on April 18, 2018
















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Meet alumna Erica Reaves (MPP, ’11)

Keep us updated. Have you moved or changed jobs, received a promotion, or had your research published in a journal or book? Don’t forget to e-mail your news to us.

Searching for a job?  Check out our Careers page to find out how Public Policy alumni can connect to job resources on campus and in the community.  Alumni can also use UMBC’s career counseling services and get access to our job search engines for a small fee. Go to Alumni Career Services to get started.

If your employer has internship opportunities for public policy graduate students, please contact Sally Helms (