On June 17th, the sixth class of Applied Management Professionals (AMPs) arrived at M Powered Strategies headquarters. For the next ten weeks they will be working at ActioNet for the Department of Energy, developing new protocols.
Besides working on client delivery, the AMPs will attend formal training in key aspects of management consulting. Executive lunches with some of the luminaries and leaders of Washington will take place throughout the summer, along with field trips to some of the regions landmarks and historical sites. In addition, the AMPs are required to work on a corporate project, which they will present to M Powered Strategies president, Kendall Lott, at the end of the summer.
We all look forward to another exciting and rewarding summer with a top-notch group of AMPs.
|Jenny Weng (Team Lead) is pleased to reprise her role as Team Lead for the Applied Management Professionals (AMP) Program for the third time, and to return to the Department of Energy, where she worked as an AMP in the inaugural AMP class of 2009. Since joining M Powered Strategies in 2011, Jenny has been involved in several projects related to business process design, technical writing, and template design. As Team Lead, she will be guiding the AMPs in the creation of accurate and user-friendly protocols for DOE. She is looking forward to working with another impressive team of AMPs, and to continuing to foster a strong relationship with ActioNet, which has long supported the AMP Program.|
|Brigid Cafferty is currently a graduate student at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy, focusing on education policy. She grew up in Paducah, KY, and attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH, as a Xavier Service Fellow. She earned a B.A. in political science and Spanish in 2010 and then spent a year working as a Resource Coordinator in a low-income primary school for AmeriCorps Schools in Phoenix, AZ. Brigid now lives in Washington, DC, and enjoys the city’s local restaurants, farmers’ markets, soccer games, and cultural events.|
|David Noel is currently a master’s student at the University of California, San Diego School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IRPS), where he specializes in international management, global energy issues, and China. He is the co-director of the IRPS Environmental Policy & Business Forum and director of operations at Export Access Global Consulting, a student-led consulting group. He received his B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Prior to attending graduate school, David created and owned two businesses, served as an associate for a prominent lecture agency in the DC area, and taught English at a Chinese university in the People’s Republic of China. Originally from Pennsylvania, David has lived and worked in six states and two countries. He is excited to work with his fellow AMPs at the DOE this summer. In his free time, he loves traveling the world, camping and going on adventures.|
|Michigan native Regan Wedenoja is currently a Master of Public Administration candidate at George Washington University’s Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. After graduating from Miami University in Ohio with a B.A. in Public Administration, Regan joined AmeriCorps. As a “Volunteer In Service To America (VISTA)” in Burlington, Vermont, she worked in communications and outreach to merge statewide affordable housing and homeless service providers through the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition and the Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness. She is looking forward to her first summer in a “southern” state and continuing her adventures here in the DC area.|
|Originally from Boston, MA, Thomas Youmans received a B.A. in Physics and Economics from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. After graduating in 2009, he started a consulting firm for planning and implementing online marketing campaigns. Thomas later joined the Peace Corps and served as a Community & Organizational Development volunteer for two years in North-Central Bulgaria, working with local partners in Bulgaria and Romania on EU Cross-Border projects. He also coached high school basketball and organized basketball tournaments. Thomas is interested in data analysis and modeling dynamic systems, and is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in Mathematics and Statistics at Georgetown University.|