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GSIP Fellows – 2014

UFUOMA AGARIN – Coppin State University, Political Science
Mentor: Sandra Dobson, Deputy Director, Office of Customer Relations and Information, Maryland State Highway Administration

VALARIE AUSTIN – University of Maryland, College Park, Geography
Mentor: Melinda Vann, Director of Outreach and Grants Management, Higher Education Commission

RYAN BELCHER – University of Maryland, College Park, International Studies, Environmental Science & Policy
Mentor: Jason Dubow, Director, Environmental Planning, Maryland Department of Planning

KIMBERLY BREWER – Goucher College, International Relations, French
Mentor: John McGinnis, Pupil Personnel and School Social Worker Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education

AMY CASTIGNETTI – Loyola University Maryland, Finance
Mentor: Sheila Rivers, Real Property Specialist, Division of Planning and Program Development, Maryland Transportation Authority

IAN COLRICK – Johns Hopkins University, Public Health Studies, Economics
Mentor: Thomas Dann, Managing Director, Equity Funds, Department of Business and Economic Development

COLBY CONLEY – University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Political Science
Mentors: Mary Gable/Danielle Susskind, Assistant State Superintendent/Education Policy Specialist, Division of Academic Policy and Innovation, Maryland State Department of Education

KATELYNNE COWART – St. Mary’s College of Maryland, Economics
Mentor: Emily Hunter Soontornsaratool, Energy Data Program Manager, Office of Energy Performance and Conservation Department of General Services

BRENNA DAMES – Elon University, Political Science, Dance Performance
Mentor: George Failla, Acting Secretary, Maryland Department of Disabilities

KERRY DARRAGH – University of Maryland, College Park, Government and Politics
Mentor: Shelley Spruill, Deputy Director, Governor’s Executive Office-State Stat

CRISTINA FIORENTINO – West Virginia University, Mathematics, Secondary Education
Mentor: Jennifer Frank, Assistant Secretary of Higher Education, Maryland Higher Education Commission

CHRISTOPHER FRYE – University of Maryland, College Park, Economics, Environmental Science & Policy
Mentor: Peter Conrad, Director of Local Planning Assistance, Maryland Department of Planning

JAMIE GRASING – Loyola University Maryland, Quantitative Economics
Mentor: Barry Powell, Energy Coordinator, Office of Energy Performance and Conservation, Department of General Services

KELLY GROSS – Gettysburg College, Environmental Studies, Public Policy
Mentor: Kyle Haas, Clean Energy Program Manager, Maryland Energy Administration

JENNIFER GUTHRIE – University of Maryland, College Park, Government & Politics, Secondary Education
Mentor: Tricia Slawinski, Deputy Director, Government Affairs and Business Relations, Maryland Port Administration

CODY KNIPFER – McDaniel College, Political Science
Mentors: Clifford Murphy/Michelle Stefano, Director/Program Coordinator, Maryland Traditions, Maryland State Arts Council

DIANA PARKS – Loyola University Maryland, Global Studies
Mentors: Karen Shipley/Pamela Perez, Executive Director/EO Training Manager & LEP Coordinator, Office of Equal Opportunity, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services

LOUIS SAINT-FELIX – Frostburg State University, Political Science, Law & Society
Mentor: Lisa Smith, Director of Legislation, Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention

DASHANTE SMITH – Loyola University Maryland, Sociology         
Mentors: Mary Gable/Danielle Susskind, Assistant State Superintendent/Education Policy Specialist, Division of Academic Policy and Innovation, Maryland State Department of Education

MAYHAH SURI – University of Maryland, College Park, Environmental Science & Policy
Mentor: Mark Powell, Chief of Marketing, Maryland Department of Agriculture