As Interviewed by Sabrina Hasik, April 8, 2015
"But itís not just about having access to education, itís also about the quality of that education."

Introductory Profile:

I interviewed my neighbor, a clinical professor of public policy. She works at a major university and has a Masterís in experimental psychology from the University of Wisconsin. My interviewee has worked closely with members of Congress to develop major policy issues. She is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and is now serving as the past-president of the Association for Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). She has also been awarded nine different teaching awards on eight separate occasions.

Public policy, especially relating to education, is a subject close to her heart. She is first-generation college, thus having firsthand experience in how education can radically change oneís life. All the same, she approached the interview from a professional standpoint. In answering my questions, she focused more on her views and what she had experienced professionally than on personal anecdotes. She went into great depth about how public policy affects opportunities for people with specific socioeconomic status, and how education is, in effect, ďthe great equalizer.Ē