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Katie F

- Research Program Mentor

MPA candidate at Cornell University


History, English, Psychology, Environmental Science/Studies, Political Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Justice, Immigration Rights, Social Justice, Advocacy


Hello! My name is Katie and I am an MPA fellow at Cornell School Brooks of Public Policy with a concentration in Environmental Policy. I went to Villanova for my undergrad, and studied Economics and Political Science with a Global Business Concentration, Sustainability Studies and Irish Studies minors. I am very interested in sustainability, and plan on working in environmental policy or environmental consulting. I am a very big reader and am currently reading "Daisy Jones and the Six". My favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut - I even have a tattoo dedicated to him! I love to talk about books and music, and love being outside in nature.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Learning to Write a Policy Memo

For this project, I will teach students how to write a policy memo arguing for or against a specific policy implementation. We will learn how to properly address and format a professional document that will be sent to lawmakers. In addition, we will do research on various Supreme Court cases to understand our nation's history. Students will learn how to properly write a professional memo.

Learning History

For this project, students will write a history paper on their personal favorite time period of history. This paper will have to focus on why this period is important, what happened in this period, and why people should use this time period to learn for the future.

Coding skills

R, Stata

Languages I know

Spanish, beginner, Latin, beginner

Teaching experience

I have done tutoring since I was in middle school and through undergrad. I was never officially hired as a tutor but did a lot of work with students younger than me in high school/early years of college.


Work experience

Sarasota County Government (2021 - 2022)
Grants Analyst
Federal Government of Dominican Republic (2023 - 2023)


Villanova University
BA Bachelor of Arts (2021)
Economics and Political Science
Cornell University
MPA Master of Public Administration candidate
Public Administration, Environmental Policy

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