2015 Graduates

ANDERSON, LAUREN. "Community Acceptance of Utility Scale Wind Development: The Role of Environmental Values and Justice in the San Gorgonio Pass, California" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56165

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Hilary Boudet & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: Environment Oregon

BERZINS, MIKELAS. "Analyzing and Understanding the Latvian Environmental Movement" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55926

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Sarah Henderson & Brent S. Steel   
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: The Joint Baltic American National Committee

CHEN, ZHE. "The Melamine Milk Scandel and its Implications for Food Safety Policy in China" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56369

  • Committee: Hua Yu Li (Chair), Philipp Kneis & Keith Baker    
  • Policy Interests:  International Policy
  • Internship: OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory
  • Home country: China

COCHRAN, AARON. "Situational, Socioeconomic and Ideological Determinants of Support for Public Education Funding and Budgetary Management in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57851

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Patrick Emerson & Paul Thompson    
  • Policy Interests:  Social, Education Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Education 

GAUSTAD, BRITTANY. "Perceptions of Public Participation in LNG Siting in Coos Bay, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56371

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Amy Below
  • Policy Interests:  International Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; 2014 Transatlantic Students Symposium

GRANDOLFO, JOSEPH. "Wind Energy in Klickitat County, Washington"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56373

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests: Rural/Energy Policy
  • Internship: League of Women Voters
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Studies Fellowship

HATTEBERG, EVAN. "Huddled Together for Warmth: Energy Efficiency in Heating Choices for Multi-Family Housing in Oregon and Washington" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56176

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Vijay Satyal & Marc Hellman
  • Policy Interests:  Energy Policy
  • Internship: Oregon Climate

HERRAN, CARLA. "Public Attitudes on Renewable Energy and Their Environmental Tradeoffs in Oregon and Washington"

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair),  Amy Below & David Bernell
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship 2015
  • Home country: Bolivia

HUGHES, JACK. "Exploring Roles for Scientists and Simulation Models in Collaborative, Science-based Ecosystem Restoration" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56164

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Sally Duncan & Emily Jane Davis
  • Policy Interests:  Rural Policy
  • Internship: OSU Forestry and Natural Resource Extension Service

IVLIEVA, ANASTASIIA. "The Influence of Tax Composition on Tax Evasion"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56374

  • Committee: Elizabeth Schroeder (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel
  • Policy Interests: International
  • Internship: Oregon Legislative Revenue Office
  • Home Country: Ukraine

JONES, ALISHA. "Education Behind Bars: Comparing Private and State Correctional Facilities"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56180

  • Committee: Brett Burkhardt (Chair), Scott Akins & Michelle Inderbitzin
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Crime Policy
  • Internship: Marion County Victim Assistance

KARAKUSHI, ALIDA. "When Incumbent Vote Penalty and Weak Party Affiliation Catalyzes Vote-Buying. A Quantitative Analysis of Party Affiliation Influence in Vote-buying. A Case Study from Albania" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56619

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Amy Below & Sarah Henderson
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Common Cause of Oregon
  • Award: Fulbright Scholarship
  • Home Country: Albania

KELLY, ANNA. "Wind Energy in Solano County, California" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55781

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Hilary Boudet & David Bernell   
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Energy Trust of Oregon
  • Awards: SSI Research Grant

KOREJWA, ELISE MARIE. "State Tax Credit Auctions" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56169

  • Committee: Roland Eisenhuth (Chair), David Bernell, & Michael Jones
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology Policy
  • Internship: Drive Oregon
  • Award: 2014 Oregon Fellowship with the PSU Next Generation Initiative

KULETZ, IVAN. "Today, Tomorrow, and Every Day After That: How Commercial Fishermen in Bristol Bay, Alaska Define and Work Toward a Sustainable Salmon Fishery" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56174

  • Committee: Flaxen Conway (Chair), Scott Akins & Lori Cramer     
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Marine Resources Program

LIAO, SHAOSHAN. "Health Care Utilization and Access Among Immigrants and U.S. Born Citizens: Implications from the California Health Interview Survey" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55911

  • Committee: Carol Tremblay (Chair), Victor Tremblay & Brett Burkhardt    
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: OSU International Programs
  • Home country: China

MARTINS-MARCOS, PATRICIA. "Science, Policy and the Politics of Climate Change in the U.S. and the E.U." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56375

  • Committee: Philipp Kneis (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Amy Below 
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology; International
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholarship, 2014 Transatlantic Students Symposium
  • Home country: Portugal

MASUDA, YOSUKE. "Theoretical and Quantitative Analysis of Chronological Changes of Wetland Mitigation Policy in the United States" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56209

  • Committee: Lori Cramer (Chair), Denise Lach & Amy Below
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Coos Bay Watershed Association
  • Home Country: Japan

MCKENNA, JULIA. "Needs Assessment and Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ+ People Experiencing Houselessness Along the I-5 Corridor in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56166

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Sally Duncan & Qwo-Li Driskill
  • Policy Interests: Social
  • Internship: OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory
  • Awards: 2014 & 2015 Transatlantic Students Symposium

MORENO LUNA, ARLYN Y. "The Role of Social Networks in Federal Agency Hiring: A Comparison of Employees from Diverse Backgrounds" https://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/concern/graduate_projects/sj139353m

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Dwaine Plaza & Deanna Olson    
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Oregon State Legislature

MURUGESAN, SANDEEP. "Does Medium of Instruction Matter? A Propensity Score Analysis of the Effect of English Medium Education on Students' Learning Outcomes" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55646

  • Committee: Vic Tremblay (Chair), Alison Johnston & Todd Pugatch   
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: The Trakshashila Institute
  • Home Country: India

MURZEAU, CLAIRE. "The Role of Domestic Institutions in Making Policy Entrepreneurs Successful: An Analysis of the Transposition of the EU Late Payment Directive into French National Law" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56177

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Jenny Lin & Qinglai Meng
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: City of Albany Economic Development Office & Albany Downtown Association
  • Home country: France

NGYUEN-VENTURA, JESSICA. "Underserved Students' Expectations and Perceptions of Higher Education in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55376

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Allison Hurst & Felicia Herrera   
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Awards: Oregon Fellowship

ROPER, DANIEL. "Factors Affecting Homeowner Wildfire Mitigation in Central Oregon and Implications for Wildfire Policy"

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Brent S. Steel & Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests:  Environmental Policy
  • Internship: Legislative Research, Oregon State Legislature
  • Awards: 2014 International Comparative Rural Policy Fellowship; Oregon Legislative Intern Fellowship

SHERMAN, ANNA. "Pushing the Boundaries: The Role of Oregon's Green Chemistry Executive Order Advisory Team as a Boundary Organization" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56178

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Edward Weber & Sally Duncan
  • Policy Interests:  Science and Technology Policy
  • Internship: Hewlett-Packard

SHERRY, SETH. "Applying the Rural Wealth Creation Framework in Oregon: A Case Study on Developing Regional Food System Value Chains"

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Sally Duncan & Mallory Rahe   
  • Policy Interests:  Rural
  • Internship: New Adventures Advisors
  • Award: 2014 Internaional Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

SHEVTSOVA, IANA. "Does Trade Dependence Matter? A Quantitative Analysis of the Effect of Trade Dependence on the Outcome of Economic Sanctions" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/56172

  • Committee: Jenny Lin (Chair), Alison Johnston & Paul Thompson
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: Oregon Legislative Revenue Office
  • Award: 2015 Transatlantic Students Symposium
  • Home country: Ukraine

STEVENS, KATELYN. "Experiences and Expectations of Youth Correctional Facility Teachers" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55539

  • Committee: Michele Inderbitzen (Chair), Scott Akins & Brett Burkhardt   
  • Policy Interests:  Law and Crime
  • Internship: Benton County (Oregon) Sheriffs Department
  • Awards: OUS Chancellor's Award for International Study

TANNER, ANDREW. "The Impact of Rural Electrification on Two Measures of Environmental Degradation" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57851

  • Committee: Alison Johnston (Chair), Liz Schroeder & Brent S. Steel     
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Dual Degrees: M.S., Water Resources Policy and Management; PhD in Geosciences http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57851

THEIS, BRYAN. "Public vs. Private Prison Violence: An Empirical Study of Inmate-on-Staff Assaults"  http://hdl.handle.net/1957/57936

  • Committee: Brett Burkhardt (Chair), Scott Akins & Paul Thompson
  • Policy Interests:  Social / Law & Crime Policy
  • Internship: Legislative Research, Oregon State Legislature
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship 2013-2015,Oregon Legislative Intern Fellowship

TIMILISINA, DINESH. "Household Determinants and Resource Consumption: A Case Study of Baghmara Community Forest in Nepal" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55587

  • Committee: Todd Pugatch (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel   
  • Policy Interests:  Environment/International
  • Home Country: Nepal

TRAN, TRANG. "Public Participation in the Siting of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Facility Siting on the Columbia River" http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/handle/1957/56167

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (chair), Keith Baker & Todd Pugatch
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Corvallis Public Schools Foundation
  • Home country: Vietnam

WIGTIL, GABE. "Where Wildfire Risk and Social Vulnerability Coincide: Mapping Place Vunerability to Wildfires over the Coterminous United States" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/55811

  • Committee: Roger Hammer (Chair), Jeff Klein & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: Center for Biological Diversity

2014 Graduates

AMORIM, MARIANA. "Procedural Justice Policies for the Domestic Violence Specialized Courts in Recife, Brazil: Mapping Challenges and Finding Opportunties" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48992

  • Committee: Scott Akins (Chair), Rebecca L. Warner & Susan Shaw   
  • Policy Interests:  Gender and Equality/Social
  • Internship: Benton County (Oregon) Sheriffs Department
  • Awards: Graduate Student Internationalization Grant; Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship
  • Home Country: Brazil

ARCE, REBECCA. "Segregation Never, Integration Now? An Inclusive Look at What Makes Integration Policy Successful" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50632

  • Committee: Amy Below (Chair), Philipp Kneis & Norma Cardenas  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/International
  • Internship: City of Albany, Oregon; Community Outreach, Inc.
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

BENE, HEATHER. "Oregon State University Student Electoral Participation, 2006-2010" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54652

  • Committee: Brent Steel (Chair), Robert Sahr & William Lunch  
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: OSU Governmental Relations
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

BRAGG, MATTHEW. "Diffusion of Climate Knowledge Through Social Networks" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48281

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Edward Weber & Bruce Weber  
  • Policy Interests:  Environment/Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy

BRAINERD, CHRIS. "Party Favors: Evidence of Corruption in Party Campaign Spending" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48283

  • Committee: Rorie Solberg (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Economic

BUGDEN, DYLAN. "The Role of Previous Industry Experience in Shaping Public Perceptions of Energy Development: The Case of Fracking in America" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50715

  • Committee: Hilary Boudet (Chair), Brett Burhardt & Sally Duncan  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy/Environment
  • Internship: National Socio-Economic Synthesis Center

CAMPBELL, SHANNON. "Measuring Quality of Life Outcomes in Housing First Residents in Portland, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48453

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Scott Akins & Michelle Inderbitzen   
  • Policy Interests:  Social
  • Internship: Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services
  • Awards: Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

DAVIDSON, IAN. "A Sticky Problem: Indentifying the Barriers to the Adoption of Fats, Oils and Grease as an Energy Feedstock in Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54776

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Sally Duncan & Brent S. Steel   
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy; City of Lake Oswego, Oregon

DORKENOU, KWAMI. "Rural Electrification in Togo: An Institutional Analysis" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/52054

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Brett Burkhardt & Qing Lai Meng  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Awards: Fulbright Scholar 
  • Home Country: Togo

DUNN, ZACHARY. ""The Case for Remote Monitoring: Evidence from Kenya" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/53430

  • Committee: Sally Gallagher (Chair), Todd Pugatch & Elizabeth Schroeder   
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Internship: International Development Exchange
  • Awards: Boron Fellowship for International Research (Kenya)

ECKSTEIN, JEREMY. "Perceptions of Variable Energy Integration Innovations in the Pacific Northwest Power Sector--An Application of the Diffusion of Innovation Framework" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54789

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Vijay Satyal & Chinweike Esenou  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship

GANTLA, SNEHALATHA. "Ownership and Outcomes--A Study of the Role of Ownership in Farmers Markets' Conduct and Performance" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48993

  • Committee: Larry Lev (Chair), Mary Edwards & Garry Stephenson  
  • Policy Interests:  Sustainability and Agriculture/Food Policy
  • Internship: Student Sustainability Initiative
  • Awards: Laurels Scholarship; Transatlantic Students Symposium Fellowship

HICKMAN, ROSE. "Emergency Assistance and Rural Livelihoods in Tillamook County, Oregon" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48905

  • Committee: Bruce Weber (Chair), Mark Edwards & Hilary Boudet  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Social
  • Internship: Community Action Partnership of Oregon
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

JANSSEN, KYLE. "The Role of Food Banks in Local Food Movements: Advocating Access for Low-Income Populations and Promoting Policy Change" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48904

  • Committee: Mark Edwards (Chair), Nancy Rosenberger & Rorie Solberg  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Food Policy
  • Internship: Community Outreach, Inc., Oregon
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

McGIE, DARRELL. "Institutional Transition in the Electrical Power Grid: Solar PV in California" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54651

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair),    
  • Policy Interests:  Energy
  • Internship: Oregon Department of Energy; City of Albany, Oregon
  • Awards: Laurel's Scholarship

MILLER, ALETHIA. "An Analysis of Community Factors Likely to Result in School Districts Repealing Native American Mascots" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48729

  • Committee: Andrew Valls (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon University System
  • Awards: Oregon Legislative Fellowship

MILLER, STACEY. "Indicators of Social Vulnerability in Fishing Communities Along the West Coast of the U.S." http://hdl.handle.net/1957/54750

  • Committee: Denise Lach (Chair), Flaxen Conway & Mark Needham  
  • Policy Interests:  Environment
  • Internship: NOAA

O'CASEY, ELIZABETH. "The Role of Communities of Practice in the National Park Service" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50277

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Denise Lach & Lori Cramer  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Environment
  • Internship: National Park Service
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

SIGMON, ABIGALE. "Combined Collaborative Governance Approaches: A Case of the Blackfoot Community Conservation Area in Western Montana" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/46929

  • Committee: Brent S. Steel (Chair), Edward Weber & Bruce Weber  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Environment
  • Internship: Institute for Natural Resources
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

SPAETH, ANDREW. "Resilience in Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration: The Lakeview Stewardship Group's Response to the Barry Point Fire" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50630

  • Committee: Edward Weber (Chair), Bruce Weber & Denise Lach  
  • Policy Interests:  Rural/Environment
  • Internship: Sweet Home, Oregon All Lands Collaborative
  • Awards: International Comparative Rural Policy Field School Fellowship

TUTTLE, RYAN. "Square Peg, Square Hole: Important Considerations in the Appointment of ACUPCC Implementation Liaisons" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48139

  • Committee: David Bernell (Chair), Alison Johnston & Brent S. Steel  
  • Policy Interests:  Energy/Environment
  • Internship: U.S. Department of Energy
  • Awards: Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship

VINCENT, JENNICA. "Defining Community: The Impact of Student Civic Engagement" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/50282

  • Committee: Andrew Valls (Chair), Michelle Inderbitzen & Larry Roper  
  • Policy Interests:  Social/Education
  • Internship: Oregon State University Academic Success Center

WHINNERY, JAYNIE. "The Influence of NGO Strategies on the Sustainability of Household Biosand Water Filters in Cambodia" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48671

  • Committee: Sarah Henderson (Chair), Sally Gallagher & Patrick Emerson  
  • Policy Interests:  International
  • Dual Degree: M.S. in Envrionmental Engineering
  • Awards: Boron Fellowship for International Research (Cambodia)

YORTH, BUNNY. "The International Mekong River Basin: Events, Conflicts or Cooperation, and Policy Implications" http://hdl.handle.net/1957/48903

  • Committee: Bryan Tilt (Chair), Aaron Wolf & Dwaine Plaza  
  • Policy Interests:  International/Environment
  • Awards: USAID Scholarship
  • Home Country: Cambodia