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Student of the Month Award Recipients

Alexandra McKinney
Jan 1 2012 | Student of the Month
Alexandra (Ali) McKinney is a senior majoring in Public Policy and planning to concentrate in Law and the Legal System. Public Policy courses like Public Policy 106: Economics of Legal Rules and Institutions and Public Policy 104: Economic Policy Analysis introduced Ali to the application of...
Otis Reid
Dec 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Otis is a senior majoring in Public Policy and Economics with a concentration in International Development. He found his passion for international development in a freshman Introductory Seminar on The Politics of Economic Development and has since pursued it at Stanford and around the world. He has...
Jackie Rotman
Nov 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Jackie is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in International Development. At age 14, Jackie founded a nonprofit organization in Santa Barbara, CA, called Everybody Dance Now! (EDN!), to positively transform the lives of at-risk youth through free dance opportunities. Since...
Xiangnong George Wang
Oct 1 2011 | Student of the Month
George is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Technology Policy. He is especially interested in exploring the intersection of computer science with law and policy. George took off the 2008-2009 academic year to pursue his entrepreneurial interests by joining the Stanford Law...
Adrienne Pon
Sep 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Adrienne is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Education. She has explored her passions of education and leadership over the past few years. She held multiple positions in student government, was a research assistant in the political science department, and helped found a...
Anna Schuessler
Jun 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Anna Schuessler is a senior in Public Policy with a concentration in East Asian Foreign Policy. Her favorite class within the program is PP200B, the Senior Practicum. Working with her peers and the Silicon Valley Education Foundation to analyze the effects of a change in California state high...
Justin Hefter
May 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Justin is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in International Policies and National Security. He recently finished his senior practicum project under the supervision of professor Mary Sprague. Justin and a team of five Public Policy students produced a report for the Hewlett...
Alexandra Zapata-Hojel
Apr 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Alexandra is a senior from Mexico City, Mexico, majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Development and Democracy in Latin America advised by Professor Stephen Haber. Alexandra has worked for several democracy promoting initiatives including the online voting-guide platform 'Transparent...
Josh Freedman
Mar 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Josh is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Ethics. He realizes that ethics and policy are often strange bedfellows, but he likes a challenge (and finds the philosophical foundations of political behaviors fascinating). Josh served as a TA for the Public Policy WIM course...
Raylene Poppino
Feb 1 2011 | Student of the Month
Raylene is a senior majoring in Public Policy with a concentration in Education. She fell in love with education policy while working on a PI Task Force during high school in her hometown of Oakley, CA. Raylene loves the policy field and has spent her past summers interning for the City of Oakley's...

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