Brandon Kruse is a second-year Master’s of Public Administration candidate with a focus in program evaluation and analysis. He previously earned a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Missouri–Columbia and spent five years working as a multimedia journalist for such newspapers as The Palm Beach Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times Company. While attending graduate school, Brandon has interned with The White House Office of Management and Budget and the US Government Accountability Office (GAO). Born in Illinois and raised in Iowa, he will return to his native soil after graduation to begin a career as an analyst in the GAO’s Chicago field office. Brandon looks forward to spending some well-deserved time off with his dog, Mika, and returning to his lifelong goal of fame and glory as a professional racquetball icon.
Tanya Harris Joshua
Tanya Harris Joshua, a second-year Master’s of Public Administration candidate at the George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, is a policy analyst in the US Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs. An alumna of Mount Holyoke College with an AB in politics, she also completed graduate studies in French public administration in Paris. Prior to serving in the federal government, she was the First Secretary for Political and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Micronesia in Washington, DC. She would like to help Pacific Islander youth further their education, but for now she and her husband have the privilege of raising their two sons and two daughters.