Bryce Fuemmeler

Scholar (2018), Fellow (2018-19), Study at Oxford (2019)
Originally from Boonville, Missouri, Bryce Fuemmeler graduated with degrees in Economics and History from Mizzou in 2020. Following graduation, he received an M.Sc. in Economic and Social History from the University of Oxford, where he studied postwar England’s welfare state and America’s Great Society programs. He currently heads the research team for Harvard’s Leadership & Happiness Laboratory, founded by Dr. Arthur Brooks.

Hunter Gappmayer

M.A. in Atlantic History & Politics (2022-2023)
Hunter Gappmayer was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana, and after a brief time studying I.T. Business and playing football at Montana Tech University, transferred to Brigham Young University where he graduated with a B.A. in History Teaching. Following his time at BYU, Hunter participated in the Kinder Institute’s M.A. program in Atlantic History & Politics. Since graduating from Mizzou, Hunter has moved to Utah, where he has assisted in the Utah Prison Education Project and currently teaches U.S. history and psychology at Lehi High School.

Emerson Sprick

Fellow (2014-15), Scholar (2015)
Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Emerson studied Economics at Mizzou before moving to Washington, D.C. Since graduating, he has worked for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he is currently a policy analyst. He also earned a Master’s degree in Economics from Georgetown University.

Matt McKeown

Fellow (2014-2015), Scholar (2015)
Originally from Oak Forest, IL, Matt completed a degree in Political Science from Mizzou in 2016. After his time at MU, Matt worked with AmeriCorps and completed his MPA at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. Matt currently lives in Chicago and works as a Human Capital Consultant with Deloitte.

Nick Knoth

Scholar (2017)
Nick studied Political Science and History at MU where he was involved with the Civic Leaders Internship Program, Missouri Students Association, Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development, Associated Students for the University of Missouri, and Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honors Society, in addition to the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy. Since graduating, he has worked for the Columbia (MO) Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Nick devotes his personal time to serving on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Columbia and the MU Extension Council of Boone County as well as with The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri as a volunteer.

Jane Kielhofner

Scholar (2017), Fellow (2018-19)
Jane was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, and graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Public Health from Mizzou. Following graduation, she took a gap year to continue her research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and scribe at the Missouri Orthopedic Institute (MOI). In Fall 2020, she began medical school at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kenneth Johnson

Raised in Lakeville, MN, Kenneth Johnson received a BA in Political Science from Mizzou, in addition to a Minor in Business and Certificates in Sales and Customer Development and Multicultural Studies. For the past seven years, Kenneth has worked for Johnson Brothers Liquor Company, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and he has been a manager for the past 5 years. Before working at Johnson Brothers, he was a team lead for the 2014 Al Franken for Senate campaign. Kenneth currently resides in a suburb of Minneapolis, MN.

Camille Hosman

Fellow (2014-2015), Scholar (2015)
Camille is the Associate Director of Federal Affairs for the University of Pennsylvania. In this role, she represents Penn in Washington, D.C., developing the university’s strategy related to federal policy, regulations, and funding, and helping manage the university’s relationship with the federal government. Before joining Penn, she was the Assistant Director for Government Relations at the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA) and a Federal Relations Assistant for the University of Missouri System. She is originally from Ashland, Missouri, and studied Political Science at Mizzou.

Maddie McMillian Green

Scholar (2015), Fellow (2015-16)
Maddie McMillian Green is a Principal at Husch Blackwell Strategies in Missouri. She earned her law degree from the University of Missouri School of Law and undergraduate degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Missouri. She recently served as Deputy Attorney General for Policy in the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Previously, she spent nearly three years in the Missouri Governor’s Office, first as chief of staff to the First Lady and then as manager of strategic initiatives and special assistant to the state’s Chief Operating Officer. Raised in Farmington, MO, she and her husband split their time between St. Louis and Jefferson City.


Samantha Franks

Fellow (2014-2015), Scholar (2015)
Samantha graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Mizzou with degrees in English and Political Science. After graduating, she completed her Master’s in International Conflict Prevention as a Fulbright Postgraduate Scholar at Durham University in the United Kingdom and her law degree at the University of Michigan Law School. She now lives in Washington, D.C., where she specializes in international trade law and advocates for human trafficking survivors.