2015 – 2016 Staff
Editor in Chief: Erin Mullally
Erin grew up in Jefferson City, the state capital of Missouri, where both her parents led careers in state and federal politics working for Missouri lawmakers. Her career in politics started early, helping her parents with grassroots political advocacy and campaigns. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where she received an honors degree in Political Science and spent her senior year studying abroad at the University of Amsterdam, maintaining her parents’ worry about her activities and if she would ever return home. She finally did and prior to the McCourt School, she spent three wonderful years working for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, serving as a communications and public affairs aide for Mayor Sylvester “Sly” James, Jr. At McCourt, her focus is on politics, journalism, labor and education policy. She loves the Kansas City Royals, KC barbeque, country music, and when she is not running around for GPPR or GPPSA you can find her adding records to her grandfather’s vinyl collection and taking long hammock naps.
Executive Managing Editor: Andrew Shell
Andrew Shell is the Executive Managing Editor at the Georgetown Public Policy Review and a second-year graduate student at the McCourt School of Public Policy. A Georgia native and alumnus of the University of Georgia, he served in the Peace Corps in Ukraine’s Donbas region for two years before moving to Washington, DC in 2013 where he currently resides. His policy area interests include health policy, international relations, and global development, especially in the post-Soviet world. Andrew’s hobbies include reading, history, fishing, and sports, where he enjoys being perpetually let down by his under-performing teams, the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, and Georgia Bulldogs. Follow him on twitter @.
Executive Online Editor: Patrick Spencer
Patrick Spencer is a second year MPP student at the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy. He previously worked in London and Hong Kong in the Financial Services and Public Affairs industry. Most recently he advised companies operating in the finance and technology markets, helping them devise long term public affairs strategies. He would regularly blog on issues in British and European politics, economics and business policy. He received his BA in Political Science from Leeds University, during which time he interned for the Telegraph Newspaper in London. At Georgetown Patrick’s focus is on economic, business and technology policy. Follow him on twitter @
Executive Editor for Spring Edition: Alexa Frank
Alexa received her BA in both Political Science and English from Fordham University in 2012. She has experience in non-profit research, advocacy, and project management. During her time at Georgetown, she’s interned with The Impact Center and Center for American Progress on women’s economic policy, and with Deloitte in its federal consulting practice. Her policy interests focus on advancing economic security and opportunity, particularly for women.
Executive Interview Editor: Fiona Fu
Fiona holds a BA in Journalism from Communication University of China, and has interned with both domestic and international new agencies during her undergraduate years. Prior to McCourt, she has enjoyed policy debate greatly, which inspired her to further explore this area. Currently her policy interests include emerging market and Asian economies, and she has worked as research/ communications assistant for Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Beijing and Pacific Economic Cooperation Council in Singapore.
Executive Media Editor: Matt Emeterio
Matt Emeterio received a B.A. in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside. Interning at the Office of Data and Innovation in DC city government, his policy interests include the application of technology to social and urban policy problems and the use of insurance as a policy tool.
Business Development Officer: Brandon Reilly
Brandon Reilly earned his BA in Political Science and Economics at Coastal Carolina University and came to the McCourt School following his graduation. In the Spring Brandon interned at the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of Policy where he assisted in the development of a budget visualization project for Senior Leadership. This past summer he interned at Booz Allen Hamilton and was aligned with the Health Account where he helped service VA contracts. His policy interests include budgetary and financial policy, national security policy, and infrastructure. Follow him on twitter @
Robert W. Bednarzik, Visiting Professor, McCourt School of Public Policy
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