Trang Tran

Trang Tran graduated from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2015. While at OSU, Trang worked closely with Hilary on an Oregon Sea Grant-funded project examining public participation and community mobilization surrounding the siting of liquefied natural gas facilities in Astoria and Coos Bay, Oregon. She also coordinated community-based research projects at OSU’s Policy Analysis Laboratory. After OSU, she spent several years working at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Alaska Anchorage. She is currently a PhD student at UC Boulder. In her spare time, Trang loves traveling, hiking, reading and spending time in her kitchen. She completed her bachelor’s degree in International Studies at the University of Da Nang, Vietnam.

Stephen Naimoli

Stephen Naimoli graduated from OSU with a Master of Public Policy in 2016. His chief interest is in energy policy, and he studied opposition to utility-scale wind power in Kittitas County, Washington. Before coming to OSU, he worked for various environmental groups on the East Coast. He is now a research associate in the energy and national security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Heather Moline

Heather Moline completed here Masters of Public Policy at OSU in 2019. Her essay explored the perspectives of 4th and 5th graders in Fremont, California, and Corvallis, Oregon, on their household energy use as part of the Smart and Connected Kids for Sustainable Energy Communities Project. She is currently an energy and environmental justice policy associate at the Northwest Energy Coalition.

Matthew Mauriello

Matthew Mauriello is postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University. He contributed to the NSF-funded “Smart & Connected Kids for Sustainable Energy Communities” project. He graduated with a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Maryland.

Anna Kelly

Anna Kelly is a senior data analyst at Power TakeOff in Denver. She previously worked at the Colorado Energy Office and The Cadmus Group. Anna performs research on cost effectiveness for energy efficiency, conservation measures, and strategic energy management for industrial customers. While a graduate student at OSU, Anna studied opposition to large scale renewable energy developments and hybrid energy systems.

Anna Karmazina

Anna Karmazina completed her Master of Public Policy at OSU in 2016. She was born and raised in Tomsk (a Russian city also known as the Siberian Athens, so called because of its numerous universities and huge student population). Anna was a research assistant for the OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory project “Renewable Energy Siting in the West” where she examined the main principles of stakeholder collaboration in the process of wind energy development. Away from the books, she enjoys listening to live music and exploring new places. She is now a PhD student in the School of Public Policy at OSU.

Stephen Gunther

Stephen Gunther completed his Masters of Public Policy at OSU in 2018. He received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from James Madison University. Prior to coming to OSU, he worked at a consulting firm in Washington, D.C., supporting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for nearly five years. He now works for the Center of Sustainable Energy in San Diego on issues related to distributed energy resources.

Jos Grandolfo

Jos Grandolfo enrolled in the Master of Public Policy program at OSU shortly after completing his BA in Sociology at SUNY New Paltz in 2012. At OSU, he participated in the International Comparative Rural Policy Studies summer institute in Bologna, Italy, and interned with a number of local agencies, including the City of Corvallis, League of Women Voters, and the Corvallis Environmental Center. His research assistantship on the USDA-funded project exploring renewable energy siting in the Western United States proved especially influential. This experience led to his essay on community response to wind farm siting proposals in Klickitat County, Washington, which he successfully defended in June 2015. His research interests include renewable energy policy, agricultural policy, and sustainable development, particularly in a rural context. Outside of the university, he enjoys gardening, cooking, and road trips.

Courtney Flathers

Courtney Flathers completed her Master of Public Policy at OSU in 2017. Her academic interests include rural policy, natural resources policy and marine policy. A native Oregonian, Courtney earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. After completing her undergraduate education she completed a year of AmeriCorps service working as a literacy tutor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Before pursuing graduate school she also worked in the Oregon State Legislature for three years. At OSU, she conducted research with the support of NOAA and Oregon Sea Grant on demographic changes in the commercial fishing industry and impacts on community resilience. She worked with Hilary on the community reactions to extreme weather project. She now works as a field representative for Senator Merkley.