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PolicyWise is an intergenerational podcast by Youth Leadership Institute focused on bringing young people into the policy conversation.


S3 E17: Farewell Michael

Hosts: Demetria Wack, Elli Arzbaecher, Mehek Kandru and Michael Wiafe.

Production and Marketing: Jarrett Ramones, Ellinor Arzbaecher, Kody Stoebig, and Tim Haydock

Today is Michael's last episode with Policywise (as a host anyway). Two years ago Policywise was just an idea–then came Michael and Demi. Under their leadership Policywise covered so many different issues and talked with people from so many walks of life.

In that time we watched Michael grow into the passionate, hilarious, and dedicated professional that he today. We’re so proud of his continued growth and wish him all the best as Policy Analyst at the Inland Empire Community Foundation.

Thank you, Michael!
Each of us here on the Policywise team wanted to leave you with a few words...

I will sincerely miss Michael’s charisma, enthusiasm, and willingness to dive deeper into each conversation. But most of all, I will miss chatting with one of the most devoted and thoughtful people I know each week. Good luck out there, friend!

Michael pursued the PolicyWise vision with such skill and personality, and achieved what he set out to do with this podcast. I am so sad to see him leave the team, but am incredibly excited to watch him continue on his journey! Thank you for your support these last couple years, Michael, we got it from here 😁

Michael! You are the king of food pics, a master of networking, and an amazing dog dad. Congratulations on your new job and don’t forget us when you’re famous 💜

Michael the first time we recorded together I thought to myself, 'this guy is a natural!' You are a wonderful storytelling and person–I know you are going to go do amazing things! Good luck out there, congratulations, and know that we are all so proud of you!

And then maybe one sentence shoutouts from the girls?
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