The Editorial Board for New Visions in Public Affairs is comprised of graduate students within the School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. Incoming students and invited to apply to be a part of the editorial board. Please click here to access the online application form, and we will be touch within a week of receiving your application. Please note that applications submitted after December 15th, 2017 will not be considered.
Meet the 2017 -2018 NVPA Editorial Board!
Melissa Micek, M.P.A. ’18, Executive Director
Melissa Micek is a second year Masters in Public Administration student with a specialization in Public Policy Management. She is currently a research assistant at the Institute for Public Administration, where she works to improve public education policy in Delaware. Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in in Political Science and Philosophy from Lynchburg College in 2016.
Hira Rashid, PhD. ’19, Editor-in-Chief
Hira Rashid is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Urban Affairs and Public Policy Program. Her research interests are focused around health systems and health service delivery in developing country settings. She is graduate research assistant at the Center for Community Research and Service where she has been engaged in research on health disparities, quality of care and social barriers of access to health care services. Hira completed her MA in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware in 2015 and is a Fulbright alum.
Alexander Burns, M.P.A. ’18
Alexander Burns is a second year Masters of Public Administration student and a research assistant at the Institute for Public Policy. His primary interests are education policy and social justice. Alexander received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016.
Madinah Wilson-Anton, M.P.A. ’18
Madinah Wilson-Anton is a second year Masters in Public Administration student. Her interests include food and resource management and security, with an emphasis on how climate change impacts food production and accessibility. She is a Public Administration Fellow at the Institute for Public Administration and served as a Legislative Fellow in 2016 for the Delaware General Assembly. Madinah received her B.A. in International Relations and Asian Studies from the University of Delaware in May 2016.
Jessica Velez, M.P.A. ’18
Jessica Velez is a second year M.P.A. student and a Research Assistant within the Institute for Public Administration working with the Conflict Resolution Program. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2015, where she concentrated on research on child development as well as the implementation of parenting programs for children facing adversity. She hopes to combine her passion for child welfare with her new knowledge in public affairs to create positive change for children and families.