Biographical Profiles of Current MPP Graduate Students
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Lloyd is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Coast Guard and has spent more than half of his active duty career at sea. With a primary mission focus on law enforcement, counter narcotics and international cooperation, Lloyd has conducted diverse operations from the Caribbean to the South China Sea, commanding two ships and serving aboard three others. In-between ship assignments, Lloyd has worked in external affairs to support Coast Guard initiatives. Most recently, he developed and led a government engagement strategy for the western half of the Coast Guard, serving as a liaison to civilian leadership and an advocate for service priorities. Upon completion of the MPP program, Lloyd plans to translate his new skills into service at Coast Guard Headquarters, either in policy development or government affairs. Lloyd is married to an incredibly patient spouse, Margaret, who has successfully wrangled two toddlers and two dogs through multiple deployments. Lloyd enjoys spending quality time with family, cooking adventurous meals, and tinkering with old cars.
Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia, Bettina moved to Washington, D.C., to pursue an undergraduate degree in anthropology and environmental studies. After graduating, she spent three years working on energy conservation and climate resilience initiatives with the U.S. Department of Defense. She then held positions at SELCO Foundation, Barefoot College, and Enventure Enterprises in India and East Africa, where she conducted policy and finance analysis on the off-grid energy sector and incubated clean energy social enterprises. Since moving back to the U.S. in 2016, Bettina has been working on policy advocacy related to accelerating private investment in an equitable transition to a low carbon future. In her free time, Bettina enjoys going to museums, mushroom foraging with her husband, Sam, and pug, Annabelle, and keeping up with friends and family scattered across the world.
Andy was born and raised in New York City. He studied philosophy, politics and law as an undergrad at SUNY Binghamton and he received his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law. He practiced law as a litigation attorney, and, briefly, investigated use-of-force and sexual misconduct complaints against correction officers for the New York City Department of Correction. For the past seven years, Andy has worked as a police officer with the New York City Police Department. Since 2018, he has worked as a policy analyst in the NYPD’s Office of Management Analysis and Planning where he helped revise the NYPD’s use-of-force policies and force reporting structure. Upon graduation, Andy will return to the NYPD where he will assume a supervisory role. Andy is happily married with two kids and enjoys training Thai boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu in his free time.
Drew was born and raised in Southern California. He earned his undergraduate degree in international politics from Georgetown University and worked at the RAND Corporation before pursuing graduate coursework in Durban, South Africa, as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009 as a Political Officer and has served along with his wife, also a diplomat, in Santiago, Chile; Monterrey, Mexico; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Washington, D.C.; and most recently Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Angela is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, whose legal career has been dedicated to public service. In 2015, Angela was elected as the 6th District Councilmember on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, where she served just prior to her arrival at Princeton. With a degree in social work, Angela was compelled to serve on the city’s Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Board upon her inauguration. She was recently elected as Chairperson of the Program Evaluation Committee, charged with recommending programs to receive city funds, and evaluating the services and outcomes for citizens in need. Enthusiastic about civics, Angela also implemented the first Youth Citizens Academy in Lexington’s public school system. The hands-on program engaged students in local government, its responsibilities, and the various careers available within it. Angela began her legal career as a public defender, representing indigent criminal defendants. She later served as General Counsel to Kentucky’s Secretary of State and was responsible for ensuring candidates for office correctly submitted documentation and that election laws were properly administered by county officials. Continuing her interest in advising government agencies, she continued to ensure state laws and regulations were unbiased, well-defined and administered equally throughout the Commonwealth as an Assistant Attorney General of Kentucky. Angela expanded her work into the international community, contributing to two United Nations Criminal Justice Handbooks. At Princeton, she is eager to learn more about international relations and their impact on local governments.