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PPA Spring 2022 Grads

Please check out their culminating project in our PPA Thesis / Culminating Project Bank.

Spring 22 graduates
2022 SSIS Hooding Ceremony, left to right: Sarah Monte, Katelyn McCarthy, Simon Vue, Ernest (Sonny) Rodriguez, Daniel Sunkari, and Melanie Schindell

Zoe Dabney

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Thesis Title: Unfollow: Paths of Resistance

Katelyn McCarthy

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Thesis Title: Historical Discrimination in Housing: How the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation Became the Big Bad Wolf, Why We Might Have It Wrong, and Why It Is Important to Today’s Policymakers and Public Administrators

Sarah Monte

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Thesis Title: Why Californians Are Leaving The Parties: Exploring NPP Growth and the Public Policy Implications

Melanie Schindell

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Thesis Title: Improving Adolescent Mental Health in the Digital Age: Using what we know about digital media practices of adolescents to develop effective public outreach in California

Daniel Paul Sunkari

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Thesis Title: Apartheid Obscured: Addressing Caste-Based Discrimination in California Workplaces

Simon K. Vue

simon vue

Thesis Title: Addressing California’s Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage

Jiai Xu

jlai xu (amy)

Thesis Title: A Study of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts on the State Government Workforce

PPA Hooding Ceremony
2022 SSIS Hooding Ceremony, left to right (back row): Sarah Monte, Simon Vue, Melanie Schindell, Daniel Sunkari, Ernest (Sonny) Rodriguez, and Katelyn McCarthy, (front row) Chair Dr. Rob Wassmer, Dr. Ted Lascher