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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:

I graduated from Stony Brook University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2017 and later graduated with my M.A. in Public Policy in 2018 after joining the Accelerated BA/MA Public Policy program. As an undergraduate I was a teaching assistant for two Sociology courses. While a graduate student I was an intern in the Suffolk County Executive’s Office. At the conclusion of the internship I was offered a full time position in the Division of Community Affairs in the Office of the Suffolk County Executive. I am currently the Community Affairs Manager for County Executive Steve Bellone.

As Community Affairs Manager my responsibilities include briefing, staffing, scheduling, and event coordinating for the County Executive. In addition, I research and respond to all constituent inquiries, I draft all letters on behalf of the County Executive, I assisted with the smooth implementation of Suffolk County’s 311 call center, and I am the coordinator of the Suffolk County internship program. Lastly, I am the County Executive's community outreach representative for key Economic Development initiatives such as the Ronkonkoma Hub, Bus-Rapid Transit, and other ConnectLI projects.

Myself and my team are the lead coordinators of events such as the County Executive’s yearly “State of the County” and the Suffolk County Marathon.

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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.