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Policy Research Shop

PRS Students Present Siting Energy Research to New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

PRS students, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, present their research findings to Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.

On Friday, June 7, Michael Sanchez '13 and Richard D'Amato '13 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Concord, NH to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), including Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau.  Also present was a representative from the Office of Energy and Planning. 

PRS Students Present Analysis of IT Innovation Strategies to the City Manager of Lebanon, NH

PRS students Katie Schade ’13 and Don Casler ’14 pose with Greg Lewis, the City Manager of Lebanon.

On Friday, May 31, two students from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop at Dartmouth College traveled to Lebanon, New Hampshire to present a report to Greg Lewis, the City Manager of Lebanon.  Earlier in the academic year, Mr. Lewis requested an analysis that targeted strategies for IT innovation in local government.   The project initially began in Professor Margaret Post’s PBPL 48: Policy Analysis and Local Governance course.

PRS Students Present Regionalization Research to the Winsdor, VT Selectboard

PRS students Brandon DeBot '14 and Andres Ramirez '14 testify before the Windsor, VT, Selectboard on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.

Roanna Wang '13 Presents PRS Findings to the Vermont Senate Committee on Government Operations

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Roanna Wang '13, a student from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Montpelier, VT to the Vermont Senate Committee on Government Operations. 

Roanna presented her findings from the paper to Chairwoman Jeanette White, along with Senator Ayer, Senator French, Senator McAllister, and Senator Pollina. Co-authored with Eric Yang, '14, this paper details the policy history and current policy environment for naturopathic doctors who are now recognized as primary care providers in Vermont. 

Ms. Wang discussed options for the State of Vermont in her presentation, including regulations on the practice of homeopathy, the expansion of internships, residencies, and licensing examinations for ND practitioners, and the further integration of NDs within the Vermont health care system as primary care providers. Following the presentation, committee members engaged Ms. Wang in questions regarding the implications of naturopathic doctors prescribing medications.

Interview with Brandon DeBot '14 on Being Named a Truman Scholar

The Rockefeller Center’s own Brandon DeBot ’14 was recently chosen as a 2013 Truman Scholar. An aspiring Government major with a minor in Public Policy, Brandon hopes to one day pursue a career in federal fiscal policy.  A former First Year Fellow, Brandon works as a Student Program Assistant and a researcher in the Public Research Shop at the Rockefeller Center.  He is also a Presidential Scholar for the Government department and has interned at the White House National Economic Council and The Charles Group, LLC. in Washington, D.C. Brandon is also on the men's varsity tennis team and a member of Chi Heorot Fraternity.
You may have seen local news headlines about Brandon’s achievements, such as the Dartmouth Now article.  Courtney Wong '15 sat down with Brandon for an interview for the Rockefeller Center blog. 

PRS Students Present Findings at the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

William de Chatellus ‘16, Peter Kim ‘13, Michael Sanchez ‘13, and Michael Altamirano ‘13 testify before the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services in Concord, NH, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.      


On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, four PRS students, Michael Sanchez '13, Michael Altamirano '13, Peter Kim '13, and William de Chatellus '16 from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center Policy Research Shop, made a presentation in Concord, NH to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), including Commissioner Thomas Burack, Dartmouth Class of 1982, Craig Wright, Director of the Air Resources Division, and Michele Roberge, Administrator, Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau. 

Recent Media Mentions for Center's Policy Research Shop

The Rockefeller Center's Policy Research Shop has made recent headlines. Check out the following articles and reports about Dartmouth students' involvement in PRS and their most recent projects!   >>Dartmouth Now: Policy Research Shop Hits 100th Brief, Keeps on Going

"Even as control of the New Hampshire Statehouse has shifted between Democrats and Republicans, the work of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center’s Policy Research Shop (PRS) has remained a welcome source of thorough, non-partisan research for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle." 

>>New America Foundation: Pivot to Iceland Podcast

Policy Research Shop Reaches Milestone: 100th (and 101st) Policy Briefs Produced by Dartmouth Students

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, four students from the Policy Research Shop (PRS) of the Nelson A.

Rockefeller Student Profile Highlights: Manav Raj '15

During the break, we are taking the time to appreciate the many student program assistants and students of the Policy Research Shop that help the Rockefeller Center run smoothly. Without the support and time of these students, many of our public programs would not harbor the same impact and outreach that currently exists for Dartmouth students. This series of posts will document the daily tasks of these students, what they do, and anything else they care to share about their experiences. Today we have Manav Raj, a member of the class of 2015 pursuing an Economics major with a possible Public Policy or Sociology minor.

What are you involved in on campus?
I'm a news writer for The Dartmouth and I play in the Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble. I joined the 2012 Tri-Kap pledge class and I'll be the philanthropy chair for this coming winter term.

Rockefeller Student Profile Highlights: Michael Sanchez '13

During the break, we are taking the time to appreciate the many student program assistants and students of the Policy Research Shop that help the Rockefeller Center run smoothly. Without the support and time of these students, many of our public programs would not harbor the same impact and outreach that currently exists for Dartmouth students. This series of posts will document the daily tasks of these students, what they do, and anything else they care to share about their experiences. Today we have Michael Sanchez, a member of the class of 2013 pursuing an Economics Modified with Public Policy and a Government Minor.

What are you involved in on campus?
I have been working for the PRS for a little over 2 years, including one term for class credit, and have worked on about 8 different projects. I am also a member of the investment committee for the Dartmouth Investment and Philanthropy Program (DIPP). For a little over two years I have been a member of Zeta Psi fraternity, where I currently serve as the social chair. 

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