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Co-Curricular Activities

As a Brooks MPA Student, you have the opportunity to develop practical skills by organizing, managing, and participating in a several student-led initiatives. While not required, they provide you with a chance to share experiences and perspectives with your peers, and to meet practitioners and distinguished faculty members from the field of public affairs.

Cornell Policy Review (CPR)

The Cornell Policy Review: The Cornell Policy Review is the MPA Program’s official policy journal. Once a print publication, it is now an online journal run by Brooks MPA Students who serve as both editors and contributors. The editorial board solicits original academic articles relevant to contemporary policy discussions, in addition to publishing case studies, editorials, interviews, and podcasts. Working on The Cornell Policy Review offers you a valuable foundation in research and writing, as well as first-hand experience with the rigors of scholarship at the professional level.

At the end of fall semester, MPA Program leadership solicits applications from first-year Brooks MPA Students to serve as the incoming Editor-in-Chief of the Review. Applicants must be in good academic standing, and must be an active member of the Review. Applicants must also be willing to commit themselves to remaining in residence at Cornell during the three academic semesters that comprise the remainder of their tenure at Cornell. Students planning to participate in a semester of off-campus study, for example, are not eligible.

Brooks MPA Students who are appointed serve as Editor-Elect during their first-year spring academic term and as Editor-in-Chief for the remaining two semesters following their appointment. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for building their own editorial board. There is a stipend associated with this position.

2022-23 CPR Senior Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief: Julia Selby

Julia is pursuing an MPA with a concentration in social policy. She is interested in studying issues surrounding housing, equity, and homelessness. This summer, she will serve as an intern on the housing and infrastructure team at the Bipartisan Policy Center. Julia previously worked at social services and health-based nonprofits in Washington, DC. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she served her community as a contact tracer with her local health department. She graduated from Indiana University with a BA in anthropology, a certificate in management, and a minor in Spanish. Julia looks forward to leading CPR with the Editorial Board and amplifying quality policy analysis pieces from her colleagues.

Senior Managing Editor: Niamh Moore

Niamh is a Brooks School of Public Policy Fellow concentrating in Government, Politics, and Policy Studies. She has spent the last year working closely with Contributing Writers as the Associate Editor of the Human Rights and Social Policy team of the Cornell Policy Review. Niamh is also the Appropriations Chair for the Graduate and Professional School Assembly and hopes to bring the skills she has learned in this position to her role as Senior Managing Editor.

Senior Content Editor: Courtney Schneider

Courtney is a first-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) fellow at Cornell University concentrating in Environmental Policy with a certificate in Environmental Finance and Impact Investing. As she pursues her MPA, Courtney is concurrently working for the City of Ithaca Green New Deal (IGND) as the Internship Program Manager and International Cooperation Coordinator. In summer 2022, she will continue her IGND work while also serving as an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, where she will assist the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services in electrifying their 30,000-vehicle fleet. She is delighted to serve on the CPR’s Editorial Board and maintain its standards for excellent and insightful policy analyses.

Senior Public Relations Editor: Sarah Lu

Sarah is a first-year MPA student with a concentration in Government, Politics, and Policy Studies. Prior to coming to Cornell, she received her B.S. in 2021 from Vanderbilt University where she double majored in Cognitive Studies and Theatre with a minor in Political Science. Her experience in researching human cognition, volunteering to teach music at Nashville public schools, and government internships inspired her to pursue an MPA. Her primary interests are in education, immigration, and international politics and she hopes to pursue a career where it intersects all three. She is also passionate about the fine arts coming from a background in music and theatrical performance. Sarah is excited to serve on the CPR Board and looks forward to bringing engaging content to the public.