Ashtaan Rapanos

Ashtaan   Rapanos
  • Master of Public Policy student


Ashtaan Rapanos is an MPP student at Michigan State University. She graduated from Michigan State in 2018 with a B.S. in Computer Science and an additional degree in Criminal Justice. Prior to returning to MSU, Ashtaan worked in automotive cybersecurity building out cross-functional teams and capabilities at a global automotive company, focusing on the reduction of cybersecurity risk in autonomous and connected vehicles. She also spent three years volunteering as a computer science teacher at a Detroit high school, hoping to spark students' interest in tech. Her policy interests revolve around criminal justice reform, including the intersection of criminal justice with other social policy issues. After graduation Ashtaan plans to use the skills gained from the MPP program to effect change in the criminal justice system.