Meagan Beckmeyer is currently pursuing her Masters in Public Administration, specializing in Advocacy & Political Action. Prior to coming to New York to attend NYU, Meagan worked in management consulting in her native Seattle, where she helped Fortune 100 companies optimize their marketing strategies using human-centered approaches. With a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from the University of Washington, Meagan developed a passion for public service through volunteering with local community organizations that focused on empowering underserved minority communities in the Puget Sound region. She currently works at the Center for Migration Studies, a nonprofit think tank and educational institute dedicated to advancing research and policy in issues of international & domestic migration. After graduation, she aims to meld her consulting background with her interest in immigration to create better public policies and programs that are truly designed for the people they serve by giving them a voice in the conversation. In her free time, Meagan scours the city for Washington State wine (shout out to Walla Walla), explores Astoria, and hangs out on her yoga mat.
Managing Editor, Online Publishing
Jocelyn Howard is studying health policy and management at NYU Wagner. She’s currently working as a consultant for nonprofits and government agencies in New York City, and previously managed planning and partnerships at a health department in Florida. Jocelyn is an advocate for clear writing about policy issues, a self-proclaimed public health wonk, and a swing dancer when she’s not writing or studying. She has contributed to the Journal of Community Health, the Health Leads blog, City Limits magazine, and the Tampa Bay Times.
Managing Editor, Policy Memo Competition
Nick Merckling is pursuing his Master’s in Public and Nonprofit Management with specializations in Finance and Policy Analysis. A born and raised Brooklyn native, he attended Villanova University (Go Catz Go!), where he graduated with a BA in Economics. Prior to NYU Wagner, he worked for the Vanguard Group, where he produced thought leadership content on investment topics ranging from asset allocation principles to index fund performance. He also assisted on Vanguard’s inaugural publications studying the impacts of American politics on the financial markets, covering the 2016 Presidential Election. His interest in the intersection between public policy and finance led him to Wagner, after which he hopes to pursue a career in the public finance space. Nick’s hobbies include distance running, reading, languages, and complaining about the G train.
Managing Editor, Journal Publishing
Lorellee Kampschnieder is pursuing her Master’s in Public Administration, specializing in Public Policy analysis. Originally from Lincoln, Nebraska, she moved to New York from Chicago where she graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in both Political Science and Advocacy and Social Change Communications, with a minor in the Psychology of Crime and Justice. Prior to moving to New York, she worked for a variety of political and legal offices including the Office of U.S. Senator Richard Durbin, the Office of Alderman Joseph Moore, the Democratic Municipal Officials Office, and the Office of the Cook County State’s Attorney in the domestic violence division. Since moving to New York, Lorellee has worked as a legislative intern for the Office of the Public Advocate. Most recently, she completed a summer fellowship with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky in Washington, D.C. She is interested in the intersection of public policy and law, and hopes to attend law school after graduating from Wagner. When she is not attending classes or submitting law school applications, Lorellee spends her time doing comedy improv, being a proud plant mom, and habitually getting on the wrong train.
First Year Representatives