Joshua Ogburn is the Director of the University of Virginia Pay for Success Lab. Within that role, Joshua is serving as Project Director for the RVA Childhood Asthma Collaborative, an initiative focused on improving outcomes for at-risk asthmatic children across the Greater Richmond Region. From 2015-17, Joshua worked with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Pay for Success Council to perform a feasibility study of expanding maternal home visiting across the state. Prior to this work, Joshua was a staff member for U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (VA). Joshua holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Virginia’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, a Bachelor of Arts in Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Polytechnic and State Institute (Virginia Tech), and an Associate of Arts from Colorado Mountain College.
Trent is a first-year accelerated MPP candidate from Dedham, Massachusetts. His policy interests include social entrepreneurship, education, and economic reforms. After finishing his MPP, he hopes to work abroad or in domestic policy research. Outside of the Batten School, Trent enjoys mountain biking, audiobooks, and cooking. Please feel free to contact Trent at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Hazelton is a first-year Jefferson Scholar at UVA. At UVA, Ben plans to study Commerce and Foreign Affairs. Through his work with Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development (SEED) and the Frank Batten Investment Fund, he is recognizing the importance of consulting and sustainable investments. Through SEED, Ben's consulting work with PureMadi, a South African water purification company, is helping the business address faulty health policy and provide greater access to clean water. After graduation, Ben hopes to attend graduate school and work at the intersection of policy and business to address significant issues.
Sam is a first year accelerated MPP student from Charlottesville, Virginia. His areas of interest are in urban development policy, specifically housing and transit. After graduating from the MPP program Sam hopes to work in municipal policy-making in a major metropolitan area. Outside of school same works as an investigator for the University Judiciary Committee and enjoys reading, jogging, and Dungeons and Dragons.
Molly Martin is a Master of Public Policy candidate in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. She worked in Nashville, Tennessee, for three years helping facilitate systems change to end homelessness as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and working in nonprofit development for The Contributor, a nonprofit street newspaper sold by people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Molly's areas of interest include creating economic opportunities through social enterprise, and integrating community systems to improve access to resources for people living in poverty. As a Senior Fellow in the Pay for Success Lab, Molly is researching the impact the PFS private-public partnership may have on affordable housing financing in urban areas across the United States.
Charlotte McClintock is a third year studying Statistical Analysis of Social Behavior as an interdisciplinary major, focusing on the intersection of human behavior, data, and public policy. She also serves as a lead researcher in the Public Interest Data Lab investigating claims of racial disparity in foster care outcomes and as Chair of Assessment & Data Management for the UVA Honor Committee where she is leading an effort to use data to inform policy. Charlotte hopes to use patterns and insights derived from empirical quantitative analysis to improve outcomes for marginalized communities and is especially interested in the use of integrated data systems for outcome tracking in Pay for Success projects.
Garrison McCray is a fourth year from Virginia Beach, Virginia studying Global Public Health and Spanish. His interests include addressing health inequities among black and hispanic populations in the United States. Outside of his coursework, Garrison is a Spanish Interpreter and patient screener for the Charlottesville Free Clinic, and a tutor for the Madison House Latin American Migrant Aid program. After completing his undergraduate degree, he intends to obtain a Master’s in Public Health and an MD so that he can both work as a clinician and help develop more equitable health policy.
Sam Powers is a third year double major in statistics and religion and a first-year student in UVA's accelerated masters in public health program. He enjoys utilizing statistical frameworks and qualitative interviewing to analyze policy. His most recent work was on the interaction between religious and public systems of health care in Rwanda conducted in conjunction with Partners in Health and the University of Global Health Equity. Outside of school, Sam works as a Vice Chair of the University Judiciary Committee and enjoys spending his free time working on various home improvement projects.