This fall, Detroit City Council Member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez visited Michigan State University as part of the Master of Public Policy Speaker Series. Council Member Castaneda-Lopez passion for service and understanding of a wide array of policies have helped her to be an effective council member and policymaker. She serves the ethnically diverse District 6, in Southwest Detroit, where she herself grew up. Her visit allowed MPP students the opportunity to hear firsthand about council activities, current policy issues, and Council Member Castaneda-Lopez’s own career experiences. You can read more about her visit at the MPP Program’s blog.