Student Leaders

These students provide input to the school’s leadership team.

SANFORD MPP STUDENT COUNCIL

The Sanford Student Representative Council brings  concerns, questions and recommendations regarding the MPP program to the administration. The Council facilitates student involvement in Sanford School planning in partnership with the Director of Graduate Studies and MPP Director of Student Services.

2020-2021 Representatives
  • President | Andrea Barnes
  • Council Liaison | Sam Speicher
  • Honor Board Representative | Madelyne Huibregtse
  • Treasurer | Liam Miranda
  • 2nd-Year Representative | Jacquie Ayala
  • 2nd-Year Representative | Mariana Vedoveto
  • 1st-Year Representative |
  • 1st-Year Representative |
  • GPSC Representative |
  • GPSC Representative |
  • Dual Degree Representative |

MPP ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

The MPP Academic Committee serves as a forum for student concerns regarding topics such as requirements for academic concentrations, course offerings and electives, core curriculum needs, Master’s Projects and faculty and student interaction and advising.

THE PUBLIC POLICY STUDIES MAJORS UNION (PPSMU)

The Majors Union is the official organization representing undergraduates at the Sanford School. Led by students, the Majors Union engages students in the life of the Sanford School and provides opportunities to learn and network outside of the classroom.

2020-2021 Representatives

 

  • President: Alexandra Hanzlick
  • Director of External Affairs/Treasurer: Gautam Iyer
  • Director of Academic Affairs: Alice Wu
  • Director of Career Affairs: TBA
  • Director of Communications: TBA
  • Director of Social and Community Planning: TBA

PHD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The PhD Executive Committee is the organizing body for PhD students.

BOARD OF VISITORS

Students serve as ad hoc members of the school’s advisory Board of Visitors, providing student perspectives during the board’s biannual meetings. 

2019-2020 Representatives
  • PhD | Ajenai Clemmons
  • MPP | Hanna Heycke
  • MIDP | Francisco Jeria
  • Undergraduate | Madison Cullinan
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A Quiet Leader

Adam Beyer received the Terry Sanford Leadership Award in 2018. As president of the Duke Democrats, Adam focused on securing an early voting site on campus. He also registered hundreds of students to vote. The award is named for the founder of the Sanford School, Terry Sanford, who was known for ethical leadership. 

Read more about Adam

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Student Leader Kaylee Brilhart

 

In 2020, Kaylee Brilhart won the Terry Sanford Leadership Award. Kaylee was very active with a program that works to make low-income, first-generation students more visible at Duke.