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Nicholas Hillman


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Valerie Crespín-Trujillo is a third-year PhD student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she currently researches federal and state-level higher education policy formulation; the financing of postsecondary education; and how these processes interact to impact institutional behaviors and student outcomes. She earned a MPP in public policy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and a BA in government from the University of Texas at Austin. She has 10 years of federal and state public policy experience working as a legislative aide in the United States Senate and as a policy analyst with the New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee in Santa Fe, NM.


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As a doctoral student in ELPA, Adam's research interests are focused on state and federal policy in higher education. Other areas of interest include higher education management, advocacy organizations, philanthropy and social justice. Adam began his professional higher education career as a postgraduate enforcement intern at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He then worked in Academic Services at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, before transitioning his career into higher education philanthropy, initially at the CU-Boulder Leeds School of Business, and currently at the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy. Adam earned a master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago, and a bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Sociology from UW-Madison.

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