Archnashree Nellan is a candidate for the Master of Public Affairs (DC Concentration) at the LBJ School. As an undergraduate at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies, she developed a plan of study centered on the relationship between media studies, business, and sociology to explore how the intersection of those subjects can lead to efficacious storytelling that mobilizes and empowers people. Prior to graduate school, Nellan worked at Precision Strategies in the paid media/digital advertising field on projects that ranged from elections to campaigns for progressive non-profit organizations on state, national, and international levels. This experience cultivated her interest in developing sustainable solutions to prevent false advertising, especially any advertising to drive a specific election result. Furthermore, it sparked her desire to pursue a graduate degree and learn how to create actionable policies on issues beyond digital advertising. This semester, she began researching COVID-19’s impact on the creative economy and how the federal government can help rehabilitate the industry.

Nellan hopes to find a Policy Apprenticeship in DC working with either a regulatory advising firm or the National Endowment for the Arts.

Policy Interests: Federal Arts Administration, Digital Advertising Regulation


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