Michael Odeh

Michael Odeh - 2004 Graduate


Director of Health Policy at Children Now, a California-based policy, research, and advocacy organization focused on children's well-being, covering the full range of key children's issues, including early childhood, education reform, children's health, foster care and juvenile justice.

CU graduation year: 2004

Degree after CU: Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University in 2006

My time at the CU Psychology Department taught me to be a critical, thorough organized, and analytic thinker and researcher.  I also learned to be a clear and confident presenter of information, arguments, and data, especially as a written communicator.  These are skills that have been very important as I've progressed in my career.  In addition, the CU Psychology Department gave me really strong mentorship that challenged me academically and personally, prepared me to succeed in graduate school, and ultimately helped me succeed in a competitive and highly political field.