Public Policy Program in the News
FISCal was founded in 2012 as a student initiative aimed at creating experiential learning opportunities for Stanford students in public financial management in California’s state and local governments. The Stanford Public Policy Program is pleased to announce administrative oversight of this successful internship program beginning in January, 2014.
Looking for WIFI in Palo Alto? The hotspot in Cogswell Plaza goes live today! Thank you to a group of Public Policy graduate students for your vision and hard work over the last two years, and to the supporters and community members that helped to bring this project to fruition; a new model of community-directed public-private partnerships IS possible.
Read more about it in the city press release.
Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and the Public Policy Program have launched an accelerated two-year program in education policy leading to both MA and MPP degrees.
The new joint degree program will allow students to simultaneously pursue an MA at the Graduate School of Education and an MPP at the Public Policy Program through the School of Humanities and Sciences. Aimed at students who have dual interests in education policy and leadership, the full-time degree program will equip students with the tools and perspectives of policy analysis and in-depth knowledge of education policy, organizations, and practice. The new joint degree was approved by the Faculty Senate on May 30.
Student of the Month
Sophia Ginez is a senior double majoring in Economics and Public Policy, with a concentration in International Policies and National Security. Sophia is currently working on her Senior Practicum Project for the City of Cupertino, helping the government to develop and implement a meaningful performance measurement system. She is a middle-distance runner on the Stanford Cross Country and Track teams, which keeps her busy competing all year-round. When she's not running, Sophia serves as Vice President of the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), directing the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Team. In this role, Sophia leads a team to design, plan, and run a multi-day entrepreneurship conference for student entrepreneurs from around the world. Sophia has explored a variety of career options in major-related fields, ranging from political science research with Professor Gary Segura to the work in the financial services industry. She plans to work for a Bay Area firm upon graduation for a few years before potentially pursuing an MBA.