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Maren Trochmann




Maren graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in International Culture and Politics and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. While at Georgetown, Maren interned on Capitol Hill and for a Colorado women's political advocacy nonprofit. She also studied at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and worked as a research assistant for a global development consulting firm. Upon graduating, Maren taught in a charter school in New Orleans before beginning her current career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. At HUD, Maren oversees Public Housing Authorities across six states that administer low-income housing programs such as Section 8, Public Housing, and Family Self-Sufficiency grants. She has served as team lead on initiatives to recover troubled housing authorities and has been involved in policy formation for place-based resident mobility and jobs programs. Between HUD and the PhD program, Maren also volunteers with local rape crisis centers and a homeless shelter for young adults.




Maren's research interests include examining citizens' interactions with and perceptions of the federal and local government. She is particularly interested in the formation and implementation of place-based social policies through the lens of the citizen. | Physical Address: 1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500  Denver, CO  80204 | Mailing Address: University of Colorado Denver, SPA, Campus Box 142, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364 | ph: 303.315.2228 | fax: 303.315.2229 | SPA Website Feedback

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