And now, presenting the faces behind the voices giving you policy views on the GW WonkCast. Subscribe here to never miss a cast. The 2018-19 staff of GW WonkCast features:
Eli Richman is a first-year MPP student originally hailing from New York City. Eli works as as a production editor at FierceMarkets, a trade publication covering healthcare, telecommunications, pharmaceuticals and technology. He graduated from Earlham College in 2014 with a degree in politics, then did a year of AmeriCorps VISTA service in Boulder before moving to D.C. Eli is interested in studying policy journalism in general and “smart city” urban policies in particular.
Erik LaDue is a first year MPA candidate at the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. Originally from Concord, CA, he spent his undergraduate at UC Santa Cruz before working for five years in theatre management and production design in Oakland and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. His passions include policy analysis, program design, best practices, and expertly executed presentations. During his free time, he seeks and explores unique historical sites.
Natalia Abrahams is a first year Master’s of Public Policy student in the Trachtenberg school. She is hoping to focus on Refugee and Immigration Resettlement Policy with a secondary focus in program evaluation. Natalia graduated from Clark University with a BA in History with a global focus, concentration in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, and a minor in Theatre Arts. She has worked with Ascentria Care Alliance as an Immigration Legal Assistance Intern. As her passion lies with refugees, Natalia served as the president of her university’s chapter of STAND Anti-Genocide Coalition for three years. During her time with the organization, she oversaw a week-long commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide and fundraising for Dance-A-Thon which raised $3,000 for two organizations. In her off time, Natalia loves taking photos, spending time with friends, and finding new restaurants.
Gabriel Moss is a first year Master of Public Policy candidate interested in housing policy and community development. He is from the Bay Area in California and just finished his undergraduate degree at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. In June, he published a thesis on the impact of multinational corporations on the lives of workers in Latin America.
Nathalie Grogan is a second-year MPP candidate concentrating in Foreign Policy and National Security. She is originally from Albany, NY and graduated from SUNY Geneseo with degrees in History and French. She is interested in efficient government contracts, defense policy and foreign languages. Before moving to Washington, she spent a year teaching English in France. Nathalie currently works as a Congressional Affairs intern at the Embassy of Israel in DC. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, reading and walking the monuments.
Brianna Jones is a first-year MPP candidate from sunny Miami, FL and currently interns at Forbes-Tate Partners with their Public Affairs team. She aspires to work at a lobbying firm as a political analyst upon graduation. She attended undergraduate school at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. In her free time she likes to hike, read, and spend time with friends.