Student Fellows

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Sarah Wright, MPP Student
CESP Student Fellow

Sarah is currently an academic outreach associate at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Previously she worked for the City of Orlando Office of Community Affairs as an AmeriCorps VISTA summer associate working with the Orlando Cares Cities of Service initiative. Sarah has also interned in the House of Representatives for Florida’s 18th district. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Policy with an emphasis in science and technology policy at the Schar School. Sarah earned her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a minor in sustainability from the George Washington University in 2019. As a Florida native, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors hiking in Shenandoah and going for runs around DC.


Emily Sharer, MPP Student
CESP Student Fellow

Emily is currently pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in Counterintelligence at George Mason. She is a recent graduate of the University of Birmingham, where she recieved a Master’s of Science in Political Psychology, and has a background in Psychology, Contract Law, and Criminal Justice. Growing up in Texas, Emily loves raising her Texas Longhorn cattle on her family’s ranch, and is passionate about energy policy reform in the agriculture sector.

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