The fourth cohort of LBJ DC Fellows move to DC to begin two semesters of evening classes and six-month Policy Apprenticeships in early June. The Policy Apprenticeships for the MPAff and MGPS DC Concentration degree are essentially full-time staff positions at leading public policy organizations in Washington DC. The Fellows really hit it out of the park with their required Policy Apprenticeships this year. Thanks to all within the LBJ world — particularly the LBJ School alumni — who assisted them along the way!

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Melissa Bellin

Melissa Bellin

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Education Trust

Policy Area: Education

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Emily Clark


Emily Clark

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Office of Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX)

Policy Areas: Intelligence and National Security

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Salimah Jasani

Salimah Jasani

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Office of the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives*

Policy Area: Education

*second consecutive placement with the Speaker (2018, Ryan; 2019, Pelosi)

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Megan Kruse

Megan Kruse

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: College Board

Policy Area: Higher Education

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Abby Marcus

Abby Marcus

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: World Learning

Policy Areas: International Education and Economic Development

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Timothy Michalak

Timothy Michalak

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Partnership for Public Service

Policy Area: Economic Inequality

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Emma Nye

Emma Nye

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Policy Areas: Mental Health Care and Substance Abuse

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Cara Pavlak

Cara Pavlak

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: American Immigration Lawyers Association

Policy Areas: Immigration and Migration

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Sara Plasencia

Sara Plasencia

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Education Trust

Policy Area: Education

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Christopher Purdy

Chris Purdy

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Human Rights First

Policy Areas: Immigration and National Security

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Brittney Taylor

Brittney Taylor

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Office of Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-IL)

Policy Area: Child and Family Issues

2019 LBJ DC Fellow Sean Walker

Sean Walker

2019 Policy Apprenticeship: Sandy Hook Promise

Policy Area: Gun Reform Policy