Editors' Note

  • Joshua Garties
  • Janette Martinez

Author Biographies

Joshua Garties
Joshua Garties is a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate at the George Washington University. He graduated from Knox College in 2012, majoring in Political Science and Music. Following graduation, Joshua worked as a paralegal for a large law frm in Chicago. He was an associate editor for Policy Perspectives Vol. 24 prior to assuming his current position. Joshua also serves as a board member and Director of Communications for YourStory International, a grassroots nonproft focused on community empowerment in Haiti.
Janette Martinez

Janette Martinez is a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate,
concentrating in Policy Analysis and Evaluation. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Government. Before coming to the Trachtenberg
School, Janette was a 6th grade English teacher in Houston. She plans to stay in the education feld and hopes to work on policies that will help more underrepresented students go to and succeed in higher education. In her free time, Janette enjoys running, watching lots of TV shows, singing every word of Hamilton: An American Musical from memory, and cheering on the San Antonio Spurs.

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