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Public Policy Alumni 

Graduates from our program have gone on to a variety of career paths available both the public and private sectors. Are you a graduate of the MAPP program? We would love to connect with you and hear what you are doing! Please contact us at  polsci_alumni@stonybrook.edu .

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Jennifer Eagen, '12:

Jennifer Eagen, M.A.P.P., is the Director of Sales Administration for IVCi LLC, a boutique Audio Visual Integration Company, that specializes in Video Conferencing, Unified Communications and Collaboration. Jennifer works very closely with Executive Management, including the COO, CTO, and VP of Sales Enablement to create, assess and enact administrative policy and adoption for the Sales Department at large. She manages daily activities of sales administration and support functions while gathering measurable data including reports, charts, and other statistics to analyze business processes for optimal efficiency. Jennifer graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from Stony Brook University, cum laude. She has also dedicated efforts to support the Public Policy Department as co-chair of the Stony Brook University Public Policy Alumni Network for many years. In addition to her role at IVCi, she owns a wellness company called Pop Up Prana Yoga, that offers all-inclusive yoga services while hosting events in varied spaces across Long Island. She has married her love with technology to develop and create innovative events and landscapes to promote well-being within the traditional yoga practice. Event offerings range from one-on-one to over 150 students. Her company specializes in teaming up with local small businesses and non-profit organizations to create awareness and recognition surrounding their organization. Interested in connecting? Check out her LinkedIn page here.

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John Huttie, '17:

John Huttie is the Manager of Community Affairs for Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. As Manager of Community Affairs, Mr. Huttie briefs, advances, schedules, and coordinates events for the County Executive. This would include working collaboratively with his team to coordinate the County Executive’s yearly “State of the County” and the annual Suffolk County Marathon.

John also oversees constituent relations, drafts correspondence on behalf of the County Executive inclusive of scripts, talking points, and letters, and represents the County Executive in community outreach efforts for economic development initiatives such as the Ronkonkoma Hub project, Bus-Rapid Transit, and other ConnectLI initiatives. While a staffer in the County Executive's Office, John has cultivated a robust and competitive Internship Program that includes students from colleges and universities across Long Island. Mr. Huttie graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Cum Laude in 2017 and earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy in 2018. 

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Marissa Trachtenberg, '07:

Marrisa Trachtenberg, J.D., is the Associate Director of Policy, Compliance and Presidential Initiatives at Stony Brook University. Ms. Trachtenberg works with the University’s leadership team and provides advice on administrative policy and compliance matters. She also handles sensitive and confidential issues, conducts research on special projects, serves on a number of institutional committees and working groups, as well as coordinates and implements presidential initiatives. Ms. Trachtenberg graduated from Stony Brook University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology, summa cum laude, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from Stony Brook University and earned her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from SUNY Buffalo Law School.