Kendall Banks is a second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) candidate at the Trachtenberg School, concentrating in program evaluation. Originally from the suburbs of New York City, Kendall graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, and has since held a variety of positions across the public and private sectors, including four years living and working in Latin America. Most recently, she worked as an Analyst Intern at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and is currently working as a teaching assistant for two classes at the Trachtenberg School in addition to her role as Editor-in-Chief. When not studying, she loves to travel, salsa dance, ride horses, and read whatever she can get her hands on!
Jackie Wheeler is a second-year MPA candidate at the Trachtenberg School, focusing on state and local government. Originally from a small town outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jackie graduated from the University of Washington in 2013 with a BA in politics, philosophy, and economics. Before moving to Washington, DC for graduate school, she was an Elections Administrator for the Washington Office of the Secretary of State in Olympia, WA. Jackie currently interns at the National Association of Counties (NACo). During her free time, she enjoys rooting for Seattle sports teams, hiking, and visiting family in North Carolina and Washington State.
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Reeve Jacobus is a second-year MPP candidate concentrating on program evaluation. He currently works at the National Governors Association, where he conducts policy analysis and technical assistance on state criminal justice policy. A native of Jackson, Mississippi, Reeve graduated cum laude with a degree in philosophy from Birmingham-Southern College. After graduating, he joined the Peace Corps, where he served for two years in northern Uganda as a public health volunteer.