Graduate Council

Public Policy Alumni Reception

The Public Policy Graduate Student Council seeks to represent the graduate students of the Public Policy Program. Its mission:  

  • To promote a vibrant, inclusive community that builds a strong network within the Public Policy Program
  • To provide opportunities for debate and round-table discussions outside of the classroom, giving all students a voice
  • To enhance learning, networking, and idea sharing among all students in our community that come from a diversity of experiences and interests
  • To maintain strong relationships with other academic departments, private organizations, and public entities
  • To act as an intermediary between the Public Policy administration and the Public Policy graduate student body on all affairs that affect students

Kevin Li

kevinsli [at]


Kevin Li, from Des Moines, Iowa, is pursuing a master’s degree in Public Policy at the Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences. His primary interests are in technology policy, the design of legal and regulatory institutions, and public policy communication. He is excited to have the opportunity to build community within the Public Policy graduate student body. Previously, as an undergraduate, Kevin studied Public Policy and Computer Science at Stanford and completed a capstone policy practicum on the role of social capital in workforce development programs. He was co-president of the Stanford Democrats during 2020-2021.

Kevin has worked as a technology policy analyst in the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation in San José, CA, and as a research intern at the Technology Policy Institute. Through the Stanford Law and Policy Lab, he has conducted policy analysis projects on eviction, conflict resolution, and net neutrality. He has also conducted qualitative research as a research assistant for the Center for Deliberative Democracy and as a summer research assistant on election redistricting with the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He has also taught computer science through codeConnects (a program of The Coding School) and served as a teaching assistant for “Introduction to Public Policy” and “Economic Analysis I”. Outside of academia, Kevin has enjoyed volunteering as a Wikipedia editor for over eight years, and currently serves as a member of Wikipedia’s Arbitration Committee, the decision-making body of final appeal for Wikipedia’s most serious disputes.

Jackson Richter

jsr2022 [at]


Jackson graduated from Stanford with his BA in Public Policy - with a concentration in the Design of Public Institutions - and minoring in Data Science. Now pursuing his MPP, he concentrates in Health Policy. In addition to his studies, Jackson is a leader of the Stanford Political Union and Stanford in Government. He has worked in the U.S. House, at Strategy&, and with multiple DC strategic communications firms. Born and raised in New York, Jackson is an avid (some might say rabid) NY sports fan, and in his free time, you can find him playing basketball or listening to his favorite Kendrick Lamar songs. He is so excited to serve as a Public Policy Graduate Council representative!