By Susit Dhakal, Associate Consultant

In September, I completed my first year as an Associate Consultant at Fels Consulting.  As I reflect on my time so far, the following comes to mind:

Practice

My first year classes at Fels exposed me to the following...

Fels Executive Director David Thornburgh was quoted in a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review piece that examined distressed cities in Southwestern Pennsylvania. A native of the region, he offered perspective on population decline, pension crises, and the possibility of a turnaround.

Read the...

Home Country: Mexico

Undergrad: Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City

What were you doing prior to coming to Fels?
Prior to Fels, I worked for three years as a consultant for Bain & Company in their Mexico City...

An editorial in the Philadelphia Daily News and an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer both cited research by Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen on the value of Philadelphia's ten-year real estate tax abatement.

You can read the Daily New editorial...

Nadira Branch (’09), a 2013-14 recipient of the prestigious J. William Fulbright Scholarship, is currently serving in the Republic of Haiti. Working with a Haitian NGO, she is heading efforts to offer business development programs to women-owned businesses.

Branch (second from the left)...

Where are you from? Gainesville, GA

What were you doing prior to coming to Fels? Before coming to Fels, I was at the University of Georgia obtaining my bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Alongside my undergraduate studies, I completed a two-year internship...

WHYY interviewed Fels Senior Consultant Dr. Kevin Gillen about Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke's plan to sell now shuttered school buildings.

You can read the transcript and listen to the interview...

By Melissa Field (MGA '10), Associate Process Improvement Analyst, City of Denver

Every Mayor wants a better city and Mayor Hancock is no different. His vision is to build a world-class city where everyone matters. After his election, he coined the term Peak Performance...

Fortune Magaine editor Leigh Gallagher recently published a book, The End of the Suburbs: Where the American Dream is Moving, that details the dramatic changes in development in metropolitan areas since the crash of the housing market. The book...

This year the Fels Institute of Government received a large number of high-caliber applications for the full-time MPA program. The applicant pool was incredibly competitive, with many qualified candidates committed to making a difference in the world. The incoming class individually...

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