Ben Huber is a second-year Master of Public Policy student originally hailing from San Jose, California. He has spent his career thus far in D.C. working for the Brookings Institution, the political consulting firm VH Strategies, and most recently, for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is interested in national health systems and in health care financing. He is an alumnus of the University of California, Berkeley where he graduated with a BA in Political Science in 2014.
Joe Albanese is a second-year Master in Public Policy student in the Class of 2019. Originally from the Boston area, he graduated from Georgetown University in 2014 with a BS in International Political Economy. In addition to his involvement in FaHRM, Joe is a Senior Online Editor for the Georgetown Public Policy Review. Joe's primary research interests are federal entitlement programs and budget policy.
Samantha is a second-year MPP student and is originally from San Francisco, CA. Before moving to D.C., she was working in Las Vegas, NV as a registered dietitian for 3 years. Samantha is most interested in policy areas that crossover with her nutrition expertise, specifically health care policy and food security. In her free time, she is an avid knitting enthusiast, and her most recent projects were a sweater vest and Christmas tree skirt. She hopes to find the time to knit matching sweaters for the family pets.
Megan is a second-year MPP student focusing on Environmental Policy at McCourt. Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, she recently moved to D.C. from Boston, where she worked as a Proposal Coordinator for Odyssey Systems Consulting and then as a Policy & Communications Analyst at the Massachusetts State House. Megan is interested in agricultural sustainability and creating healthier, more environmentally-friendly systems of food production in the US. She is a graduate of Boston University, where she received a BA in English Literature.
Emilia Calma is a first year Master of Public Policy student from Oakland, CA. Currently a policy intern for D.C. City Council, Emilia previously worked in healthcare and directed environmental campaigns. Emilia’s research interests include health equity, food and agricultural policy, and the sustainability challenges faced by urban centers. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Carleton College in Northfield, MN.
Lina Stolyar is a first-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the McCourt School of Public Policy. Before coming to Washington DC, she lived and worked in Boston at a public health organization, Ariadne Labs, as an Administrative Coordinator and a Project Coordinator for the Primary Health Care team. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University.
Allie Gardner is a second-year MPP student originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She received her undergraduate degree in December 2016 from the University of Alabama in Economics with a specialization in Public Policy & Law and minors in Political Science, History, and Social Innovation. She is a nerd for all things Harry Potter and healthcare policy, and loves watching Alabama football, working out, and traveling to new places. She worked this past summer at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta advocating for Georgia’s children during the Congressional battle over healthcare legislation, which solidified her passion for the field. Allie has also interned for the U.S. Department of State and worked for the ad agency, Luckie & Company.