- Associate Director of Graduate Student Programs
Stefanie Haeffele-Balch is an alumna of the Mercatus MA Fellowship at George Mason University. After receiving an MA in economics at GMU, she completed a Presidential Management Fellowship where she worked in emergency and disaster operations at FEMA and then the USDA Forest Service. Ms. Haeffele-Balch earned a BA in economics and in finance from the University of North Alabama. Research interests include entrepreneurship, public sector reform, and post-disaster community recovery.