Virginia Policy Review 

2015-2016 Editorial Board 

UVa Batten 22aug14 JLooney 22aug14 JLooney-0361 (1) Matthew Comey, Editor in Chief

Matt is a first year accelerated MPP candidate. As an undergraduate at U.Va., he is finishing his majors in Economics, with a concentration in Public Policy, and Government, where he Distinguished Major candidate. He serves as one of two news editor for The Cavalier Daily student newspaper, a member of the student-run Board of Audit and Management, and a co-moderator of the Presbyterian Student Fellowship. He is interested in urban policy, social policy, and budgeting, and has explored those interests both as an undergraduate research assistant in the U.Va. Economics Department and as an intern in the U.S. House of Representatives under both Congressman Steny Hoyer and Congressman Jim Moran.


Screen_Shot_2015-01-24_at_6.35.06_PM Gabrielle Jorgensen, Editor in Chief

Gabrielle is a 2016 MPP candidate from New Jersey who is currently finishing her B.A. in Foreign Affairs. Her undergraduate career maintained a focus on European affairs, something she hopes to continue in her graduate work. Her main policy interests include U.S.-E.U. relations, diplomacy, and the role of international institutions. In addition to VPR, Gabrielle is an editor for the Wilson Journal of International Affairs and transcribes White House tapes for UVa’s Miller Center. She is a lifetime lover of history, cities, and the U.S. Supreme Court.


20140808_101447 Locher Grove, Managing Director

A third year, foreign affairs major and Religious Studies minor, Locher is currently pursuing his Mast of Public Policy through the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.  In addition to being the Director of Events for VPR, he is also the Co-Chair of Community Affairs in Student Council, the Alumni Chair of the Psi Chapter of Sigma Chi, Vice President of Musicians on Call, member of the Echols Council, and a tutor through Madison House at Cale Elementary School.  He enjoys playing banjo and violin and watching good TV and movies.

UVa Batten 22aug14 JLooney 22aug14 JLooney-0378 Alex Gregorio, Senior Editor

Alex Gregorio is a third-year student, dual enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He currently is finishing his History B.A as well as working on his Masters of Public Policy. Alex hopes to do work involving National Security after graduation. In addition to VPR, he is involved with peer advising, Student Council, and research at the UVa Law School.

UVa Batten 22aug14 JLooney 22aug14 JLooney-0096 Mike Mozelle, Senior Editor

Mike Mozelle is a first year post-graduate student at Batten. He grew up in Virginia, and graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He immediately commissioned into the US Army upon graduation and spent six years in that organization, eventually separating to pursue his policy interests in July of 2014. During his time at VMI, Mike worked as an assistant editor and contributor for The Cadet newspaper for the OP/ED section. He served in military intelligence during his time in the Army, which drives his primary interests in Intelligence and National Defense policy.


UVa Batten 22aug14 JLooney 22aug14 JLooney-0176 Grady Brown, Senior Online Editor

Grady Brown is a first year post-grad MPP candidate. He attende to Coe College in Iowa where he received his undergraduate degree in both political science and psychology. After graduation, Grady spent two years working with AmeriCorps VISTA at Coe College and the Title 1 and School Support Team at Wisconsin’s state education agency. He is interested in education policy and researching low performing schools and school turnaround initiatives.

BarkerEric Eric Barker

Eric Barker is a first year MPP candidate. He is a native of Richmond, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Affairs. After graduation, he lived in the United Kingdom and then received an Accounting Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. Eric spent five years working in public accounting in Richmond and three years as an accountant and database manager in New Orleans, Louisiana. His policy interests include health care policy, budgeting, and financial regulation.