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MPP Alumni

What Can You Do With an MPP?

Our Master of Public Policy alumni have gone on to find employment in various fields. Here are just a few of what our students have gone on to with their degrees. You can:

Work with Elected Officials

Edgar

Edgar Castelan (MPP '18) 
State Senator Connie Leyva
Field Representative

 

Edgar

Rachel Gonzaga (MPP '17) 
Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes
District Director

Serve your Community

Valdez

Dalila Valdez Renteria (MPP '17) 
Servicios Legales Duran
Immigration Paralegal

 

Melgar

Jesse Melgar (MPP '17)
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom
Former Communications Director 

 

Melgar

Andrea Cuellar (MPP '19)
Share Our Strength
Program Manager 

Work for State or Private Organizations

Bolden

Refat Amin (MPP '18)
California Public Utilities Commission
Regulatory Analyst

 

Bolden

Amber Bolden (MPP '18)
California Forward
Senior Project Manager

 

Reza

Monique Reza (MPP '17) 
San Bernardino County Transportation Authority
Council of Governments Administrator

 

RightnarJacob Rightnar (MPP '19) 
Caltrans
Transportation Planner

 

 

Daniel Peeden

Daniel Peeden (MPP '17) 
Assembly Member Eloise Reyes
District Representative

 

Daniel Peeden

Mikaila Kruse (MPP '19) 
Office of California State Senator Richard D. Roth
Field Representative

 

Peea Purkayastha

Peea Purkayastha (MPP '18)
California Department of Public Health
Infection Prevention and Control Educator

 

Darrell Peeden

Darrell Peeden (MPP '18)
Moreno Valley Unified School District
School Board Trustee

 

Madary

Tyler Madary (MPP '17) 
Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
Senior Management Analyst

 

Reza

Jessica May (MPP '17) 
Western Riverside Council of Governments
Staff Analyst

 

Amin

Jessica Fernandez (MPP '19) 
Southern CA Edison
Government Relations Manager

 

RightnarErika Perez Aguilar (MPP '19) 
UCLA
Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment & Evaluation

Alumni Spotlights

See what MPP alumni are doing now in the Alumni Spotlight section in our Alumni & Community Newsletters.

Employment Numbers

The employment statistics provided below consist of our 67 Master of Public Policy alumni from the first three cohorts.

7 (11%)
Private
7 (11%)
Non-Profit
10 (16%)
Further Education
11 (18%)
Unknown
27 (44%)
Public Sector