Anne Kruse is a second-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the George Washington University with a concentration in policy research methods. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2013 with majors in Political Science and German and a minor in Leadership and Public Service. While completing her undergraduate education, Anne held positions at the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office and the University of Missouri System’s Government Relations Office. After completing her MPP this May, Anne will begin a position with the United States Government Accountability Office. In her spare time, Anne enjoys running, watching SEC football, reading, and crafting crock pot masterpieces.
Christine Mellen is a second-year Master of Public Policy candidate at the George Washington University concentrating in social policy. She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and remains a Southerner at heart. Christine graduated from Haverford College in 2006 with majors in political science and German studies. While there she wrote a thesis about the impact of German division on political cultures in East and West Germany. Prior to pursuing graduate studies, Christine worked as a paralegal for a small law firm in DC, focusing primarily on regulatory matters in the areas of transportation and competition. She loves Wonderland trivia, concerts, word games, Capital Bikeshare, experimenting in the kitchen, reading just about anything, and UofL basketball.