Meet the Marvin Andrews Fellows

Spring 2017 Outstanding Graduates

Outstanding Graduate 2017 - Dorian N. Sanchez Ruiz

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Class of 2017-2018

Rachel Hudgens 

Alumnus of: Arizona State University
Degree: B.A. Sustainability
MPA Expected Graduation Year: 2019

The Marvin Andrews Fellowship offers exceptional experiences and training to enhance a student’s education while pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration at Arizona State University. The fellows are offered unparalleled opportunities working with the Alliance for Innovation, interning for cities, and mentoring on top of earning an MPA from a highly ranked graduate program. The Marvin Andrews Fellowship will allow me to gain valuable hands on experience that will allow me to hit the ground running when I start my career. The Fellowship will give me the opportunity to learn how to couple sustainable best practices and city management. I am grateful to be a Marvin Andrews Fellow and I look forward to the next two years.   

Alison Matthees

Alumnus of: College of St. Benedict
Degree: B.A. Economics
MPA Expected Graduation Year: 2019

During my five years working in Internal Audit, I identified, anticipated, and solved business problems for my corporate clients.  I am eager to complete my Masters in Public Administration so I can identify, anticipate, and solve the problems facing citizens in my community.  Over the next two years, the Marvin Andrews Fellowship will allow me to immediately apply the techniques and theory learned in class to real-world work with the Alliance for Innovation and cities in the Phoenix Metro area.  The Fellowship not only provides a formal mentor for the duration of the program, but also provides a nation-wide network of enthusiastic mentors and peers that will span my career.  Fellowship-sponsored attendance at local, state, and national conferences will allow me to build relationships with professionals and learn about cutting-edge improvements within the field to supplement what I’ll be learning in the classroom.  The Marvin Andrews Fellowship enhances the benefit of the ASU MPA program and provides an unrivaled foundation for building a career in public administration.

Taylor Reimann

Alumnus of: Arizona State University
Degree: B.A. Sustainability
MPA Expected Graduation Year: 2019

I chose the Marvin Andrews Fellowship because of its commitment to educating and empowering people interested in pursuing leadership in local government. The abundant resources and hands-on learning opportunities gives Marvins the chance to participate in an advanced education designed to challenge current organizational approaches, and cultivate new innovative thought for the management of our diverse systems. In an effort to steward cooperative prosperity among people and our planet, I believe that local governments are a key intervention point for fostering meaningful dialogue and inspiring effective change in our communities. As a fifth generation Arizonan, I look forward to examining local challenges and creating people specific solutions to issues we face in our social and environmental systems. I am eager for the enriching experience of being a Marvin Andrews Fellow, and believe it will provide a balanced and informed guiding framework as I work towards being a change-maker in my community. 

Aaron Robinson

Alumnus of: Western Michigan University
Degrees: B.A. Criminal Justice/Political Science
MPA Expected Graduation Year: 2019

I chose to be a part of the Marvin Andrews Fellowship because it's one of the most prestigious opportunities to learn and grow as a young professional in developing skills towards a trajectory of success becoming a city manager. The Marvin Andrews Fellowship offers tons of work experience and learning engagements within the local city government that will help fulfill a lifetime of opportunities. I'm looking forward to working on problems and creating solutions within the Phoenix community.