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Metropolitan Policy Center

Graduate Assistants

Will Perkins Will Perkins is in his first year of the Masters of Public Administration program at American University. His research interests include education policy, housing segregation, and smart growth. He holds an M.A.T. in secondary social studies education from American University and a B.A. in Public Policy from the College of William and Mary.

Carley Weted Carley Weted is a doctoral student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Her research interests are in environmental policy and the impacts of ecological contamination in different urban neighborhood contexts. She holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

James Wright II James Wright II is a doctoral student in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at American University. His research interests are urban economics, governance, civic participation, and institutional effectiveness. He received his B.S. from the University of Southern California and M.P.P. from Pepperdine University.

Communications Manager

Danielle Krachie Danielle Krachie is a senior pursuing a degree in Public Relations and Strategic Communications, while also pursuing minors in Marketing and Arab World Studies at American University. After graduation she plans to pursue opportunities in corporate communications with an emphasis on sports marketing.

Office Manager

Elizabeth MariapenElizabeth Mariapen is a first-year graduate student of Public Administration in the School of Public Affairs at American University. Her core areas of interest include state and local government and public finance management. Before joining MPC, she was a school administrator and served as an AmeriCorps member for City Year Chicago. She holds a B.A. from Union College.