Erika Idrovo-Cuesta and John Kipper accepted to PPIA national program

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Congratulations to John Kipper and Erika Idrovo-Cuesta on their acceptance to the PPIA Junior Summer Institute!

The Public Policy and International Affairs Summer Institute is a seven-week program of study that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service. Erika Idrovo-Cuesta (McNair Scholar) will participate in the PPIA Law Fellows program at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley, which is designed to shape future leaders committed to representing under-served communities in the areas of public policy and law. John Kipper will be attending the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Policy where he will learn about some of the biggest issues facing the U.S. (e.g. global climate change and environmental justice; race equity and public safety; global security and human rights; diversity and educational access) and have the opportunity to develop a field-based research and community engagement project.

We are thrilled that two Auggies will be participating in this valuable and prestigious (only 20% of applicants admitted) program!

If you are currently a sophomore and are interested in applying for the PPIA summer institute for summer 2019, please contact and check out the PPIA website at