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:
- Lauren Duran, MPP '08. Is the Region Ready? Assessing the Costs and Benefits of Zero Emission Busses. Client: Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Executive Summary.*
- Bronwyn Heaps, MPP '08. Building Oakland's Green Economy: Policy Barriers and Options. Client: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Executive Summary.
- Laura Helland, MPP '08. Promoting Sustainable Practices of Sellers at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Client: Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture. Executive Summary.
- Kadie Kelly, MPP '08. Relationship Pathways: Building a Culturally Sensitive Family Justice Center in Alameda County. Client: Alameda County Family Justice Center. Executive Summary.
- Alysha Nachtigall, MPP '08. 511 Transit Data Management: Streamlining the Process. Client: Metropolitan Transportation Commission, 511.org. Executive Summary.
- Tracy Yarlott-Davis, MPP '08. Make Me Over: Effects of Programs to Convert LGBT Youth. Executive Summary.
- Raeanne Young, MPP '08. Reexamining the Reexamination Process: Improving Patent Quality in Post-Grant Review. Client: Electronic Frontier Foundation. Executive Summary. Full Text at EFF.
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.