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You are part of a more than

50-year history of preparing public servants


Our Alumni




Whether you graduated with a Master of Public Administration degree within the School of Government and Business Administration in 1963 or a Master of Art in Environmental Policy Analysis in 2017, you are part of a more than 50-year history of preparing public servants at the George Washington University.

With that comes membership to a community of more than 4,000 fellow Trachtenberg School alumni, as well as access to career services for life.



Simon McNorton, MPP '13

“I am based in Beirut where I work at the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) as Head of the Better Delivery Team, with oversight for risk management and effective delivery of the UK’s humanitarian support for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.”

Alison Philips, MPP '14

“I am the director of programs at The Women's Foundation of Colorado and serve as the 503c board member of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains.”


Mark Esper, phd '08

Mark Esper, PhD ‘08, was confirmed by a vote of 90-8 to be the U.S. Secretary of Defense in July 2019.

Dominique Harris, MPA '11

“One thing I learned at Trachtenberg is the power and importance of good communication and collaboration. From my Myers-Briggs intro session, to working in our capstone groups, I still use a number of the lessons learned about working with various types of individuals consistently today in my job as a senior business development analyst at Cargill.”


Tyler Rockey, MPP '15

Tyler Rockey, MPP ’15, is a social policy researcher for the New York City Department of Social Services, within the Office of Evaluation and Research. His team’s research is used to improve the implementation of safety net programs and homeless services.

Meghan Demeter, MA-ENRP '18

“I interned for 11 months of my time in school with EDF and it turned into a job working with oil and gas companies to encourage them to voluntarily reduce their methane emissions. I sit within 100 feet of two other MA-ENRP alumni and I’ve presented findings from my Capstone project four times in this job.” 






GW Students in front of Newseum