Associate Consultants

By Kristin McElroy, Associate Consultant (MPA'12) Until recently, community colleges in the United States had something of a P.R. problem.  They did not generally receive the same sort of attention and accolades as their four-year college and university counterparts, and were, according to a Time magazine article published in mid-2009, “deeply unsexy.”  However, with the Great...
Rob Morgan, MPA '11 - While many university–based research efforts are focused on providing solutions for an ideal world, Fels Research & Consulting builds upon the mission of the Fels Institute of Government by emphasizing practical solutions to real problems within the economic, political and social context of the real world. Much of what guides such policies is research–based, and...
Kristin McElroy, MPA '12 - It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a month since I joined the Fels Research and Consulting team. Time has flown – from my very first day on the job, life on the third floor of the Fels mansion has been a bustling and exciting whirlwind of project activity. This summer’s consulting work represents a diverse cross-section of public sector goings on; here at Fels, we’...
Christina Tierno, MES & MPA ‘11  Research, in my previous experience, has usually involved a hard hat, steel toed boots and bug spray. When I got to Fels Research & Consulting, it took on a whole new meaning. Working for an environmental consulting company, and before that an entomology lab, I’m used to digging in soil and jarring insects (never to be referred to as dirt or bugs to...
Lauren Hansen-Flaschen, Fels MPA '12 It has been a fun and informative first week for me at Fels R&C. Lauren Hirshon has been patiently fielding endless questions about the details of our projects and the logistics of the Associate Consultant internship. After drafting a few press releases and reviewing some documents prepared by past and current associates, I think I’m absorbing the...
Current Associate Consultants (from left to right): Morgan Jones, Susit Dhakal, Alan Sable, Kathryn McCarthy Fels Consulting is staffed by Senior and Associate Consultants who work closely with Senior Advisors to create innovative solutions to public management problems. Senior Consultants bring a wealth of experience and highly technical skills built over their impressive professional careers....
Rob Morgan is a recent graduate of Fels Institute of Government, earning a Master of Public Administration. Since joining Fels Research & Consulting in February, Rob has been actively engaged in helping to complete the work for a planning grant between the Ford Foundation and the School District of Philadelphia. Prior to attending Fels, Rob taught Social Studies to high school students in...
Kristin McElroy is a second-year, full-time MPA student at the University of Pennsylvania, and joined the Fels Research & Consulting group in May. She is looking forward to drawing on her past professional experience as a trainer, project manager, and consultant for various government agencies within New York City to contribute to furthering the mission and goals of the R&C team. Since...
Lauren Hansen-Flaschen is a second-year Executive student at Fels. Having just joined the Research & Consulting team this May, she is excited about the opportunity to translate classroom lessons into “real-world” issues while connecting with new people and local organizations. Outside of work and school, she also runs her own photography business and is involved with a neighborhood effort to...
Christina Tierno is a second-year, dual-degree student pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration and Environmental Studies at Penn. Christina joined Fels Research & Consulting in March and is excited to able to work on meaningful projects that draw on the concepts she’s learned throughout her program. Christina came to Penn after spending several years working for an environmental...
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