Journal Staff

Policy Perspectives Volume 26 currently features an Editor-In-Chief, Managing Editor, and a Layout and Design Editor. Associate Editors and Authors TBA!


MarissaEsthimer_WEB copyMarissa Esthimer is a second-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) candidate concentrating on social policy at the George Washington University. Originally from Buffalo, NY, she graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a B.A. in government and anthropology and a minor in international relations. She is currently a student trainee at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and previously spent nearly five years working on the communications team at the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank focused on the movement of people across borders. With her degree, she hopes to work on policies impacting minority and low-income communities. In her spare time, she enjoys running, attending live performances, and trying new restaurants.

Managing Editor

Claire Oto croppedClaire Oto is a second-year MPP candidate focusing on national security and defense policy at the George Washington University. Originally from Sacramento, CA, she graduated from UC San Diego in 2017 with a B.A. in comparative politics and minors in European history and photography. She currently works on the communications and public affairs team for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Layout and Design Editor

Ellen WangEllen Wang is a second-year Masters student in the Environmental Resource Policy (ENRP) program. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program with a B.S. in graphic communication design in 2017. She is working to combine complex ideas and concepts with better visual communication and storytelling methods. Ellen loves food, comics, board games, and travelling.

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