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Under faculty supervision, each Mills MPP student produces a Master's Policy Report (MPR), a professional paper that meets both the school's academic standards and the needs of a practitioner who acts as a client for the project. MPR projects completed in previous years include:

  • Divinia Anderson, MPP '12.  Creating A Collaborative New Media Lab for the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation.  Client:  East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. Executive Summary
  • Veronica Beaty, MPP '12.  Parking Policy in Downtown Oakland. Client:  City of Oakland, Planning Division. Executive Summary
  • Rocelyn De Leon, MPP '12.  Comparative Analysis of Wage Theft, Workplace Injuries, and Environmentally Hazardous Working Conditions.  Client:  Worksafe. Executive Summary
  • Dyana Delfin-Polk, MPP '12.  Dreams for Sale: Evaluating the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP) for Reducing Foreclosures in the United States. National Asian American Coalition. Executive Summary
  • Dana Doughty, MPP '12.  Neighborhood Disaster Planning in Hayward. Client:  City of Hayward. Executive Summary
  • Laura Flynn, MPP '12*.  A Healthy Oakland: Examining the Intersection between Health and Land Use Policies. Client: Office of Rebecca Kaplan, Councilmember At-Large for the City of Oakland. Executive Summary
  • Julia Globus-Sabory, MPP '12.  The SF Juvenile Probation Department's Effort to Reach First Time Probationers. Client: San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. Executive Summary
  • Kimberly Kerry-Tyerman, MPP '12. Smart Practices in Community Engagement Among B Corporations. Client: B Lab. Executive Summary
  • Amelia Lopez, MPP '12. Expanding Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) Education in California. Assembly Member Susan Bonilla. Executive Summary
  • Susan Ma, MPP '12. "Kopp"ing Out: Amending California's Hospital Language Access Policy. Client: California Pan-Ethnic Health Network. Executive Summary
  • Lili Mano, MPP '12.  "A Comparative Policy Analysis of Basic Skills Education in Peralta Community College District".  Client: Peralta Community Colleges, Office of Institutional Research. Executive Summary
  • Jill Nevins, MPP '12.  "A Traffic Impact Analysis for the City of Oakland". Client:  Oakland Public Works. Executive Summary
  • Maru Salazar, MPP '12.  "Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Programs Serving Women and Girls in San Francisco". Client: San Francisco Mental Health Board. Executive Summary
  • Rose Sutton, MPP '12.  "A Comprehensive Assessment of Onsite Youth Programming". Client: Oakland Housing Authority. Executive Summary
  • Marian Tarbox, MPP '12. "An Analysis of Microvolunteering's Potential". Client: St. Anthony Foundation of San Francisco. Executive Summary
  • Linda Tran, MPP '12. "Hayward Greenhouse Gas Inventory". Client City of Hayward. Executive Summary

Complete reports are available upon request. The opinions expressed in the reports are those of the authors and not necessarily endorsed by the Mills Public Policy Program or the client organizations. Asterisk (*) denotes Outstanding Thesis Award winners.

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