Associate Consultants

Associate Consultants are hired from the exemplary graduate student body of the Fels Institute of Government at Penn. In addition to their work with Fels, Associate Consultants are completing their Master of Public Administration degrees. Associate Consultants bring a diversity of skills, professional experience, enthusiasm and creativity to Fels Consulting. Working closely with Senior Advisors and Senior Consultants, Associate Consultants manage projects, develop promising practices, and collect and interpret data for innovative and high-impact projects. For information on previous Associate Consultants, click here.

Susit Dhakal is a Masters of Public Administration candidate at the Fels Institute of Government. As a member of Fels Consulting, he is working with the Wyomissing Foundation to identify best practices across the United States in urban entrepreneurial development and target application of those best practices to the current circumstances of the City of Reading, PA. Susit has experience working in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors in the US and Nepal, his home country.


Alan Sable is a second year full-time MPA student at Fels.  He is currently leading a strategic visioning process for an adult literacy non-profit. Originally from the Boston area, Alan worked in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several years leading union organizing campaigns for a healthcare workers union and was the campaign manager for the earned-sick-day legislative campaign in Philadelphia.