GPPR Spring Editors
GPPR Spring Editors
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.
In February, Erin was announced as a 2016 Presidential Management Fellowship Finalist, a prestigious two-year fellowship position within the Executive Branch of the U.S. government. After graduation she is looking forward to beginning her PMF appointment in June, moving into a new home in the District with her fiancé, Blake, and celebrating their impending nuptials.
Alexa received her B.A. in Political Science and English from Fordham University, and will complete her Master’s in Public Policy from Georgetown University in May 2016. Prior to moving to D.C., she lived in New York where she worked in non-profit research, advocacy, and program management at a global health non-profit. During her time at Georgetown, she’s worked with The Impact Center, Center for American Progress, Deloitte Consulting, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Her current work focuses on labor equality and socioeconomic policy, particularly advancing economic security and opportunity for women. She wrote her Master’s Thesis on the impact of labor unions in reducing the motherhood wage penalty. She loves to run, hike, cook, and finds every excuse to bake.
Justin Goss is a Senior Spring Editor for GPPR and a first year Master of Public Policy Candidate at the McCourt School. He hails from Northern California and received a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of California Davis. His policy interests include environmental, energy, and telecommunications policy. Presently he interns at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in the Department of Commerce where he works on policy related to the Digital Economy and Internet usage habits across the U.S. Next year he looks forward to continuing GPPR’s new direction as its Editor-in-Chief.
Austin Kabbaz Szabo is a Senior Spring Editor for GPPR and designer of the GPPR Spring website. Originally from Los Angeles, he is pursuing a Masters in Public Policy at the McCourt School in Georgetown. He has a B.A. in Political Science and Classical Civilizations from Loyola Marymount University, where he was a Senior Editor for Asia Media International and led the university's Archeology Center. He’s passionate about income inequality, women’s rights and socialism and dreams of living in an truly liberated world. He loves archery, baking, and awful music.
A Chicago native, Kathy Wroblewska is currently pursuing her Masters of Public Policy degree from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. She has a B.A. in History from the University of Chicago, with a minor in Human Rights. Prior to returning to graduate school, Kathy served as an AmeriCorps member with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a food bank in Chicago, and then worked there for an additional two years with the SNAP Outreach Department. She currently interns at a think tank in DC working on issues related to food assistance programs. Kathy is interested broadly in social policy, and particularly in federal safety net programs. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new restaurants, cooking new cuisines, catching up with Chip and Jo on HGTV, and hanging out with her super fluffy dog, Copper.