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Geneva Ruppert Wise

Communications Associate

Geneva Ruppert Wise is the communications associate at the Mackinac Center. Prior to joining the permanent staff in 2015, she worked as a research intern in the summer of 2013.

In 2014, Geneva graduated with honors from Smith College, where she studied government and music. In addition to the Mackinac Center, she interned in the policy office of the Michigan House of Representatives and spent a summer as a Koch Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute under Dr. Christina Hoff Sommers.

Geneva lives in Lansing with her husband, Charles.

From Geneva Ruppert Wise

Learning to be Flexible

Eyes on the Prize

The Limited Government Optimist

Michigan’s Union Members Deserve Democracy

Trust and Freedom: A Symbiotic Relationship

Ridesharing Gets Rolling in Michigan

Massive expansion after sensible regulations passed … more

Risk and Reward

Michigan Officially Welcomes Ridesharing

Conflict and Consensus

Michigan Legislature Passes Sensible Transportation Reforms

Uber, Lyft and taxis to play by the same rules … more

The Difference Between a Setback and an Opportunity

How to Ask for Help

Ridesharing in Michigan

Wanderlust and the Power of Broadened Perspective

New Study Shows Positive Effects of Ridesharing

Introduction of Uber decreases crash rates and DUIs … more

Ridesharing Drivers Tell Their Stories

Why statewide regulations are important to so many Michiganders … more

In Michigan, Uber Operates in a Legal Gray Area — These Bills Would Change That

The Many Benefits of Ridesharing

Lyft and Uber provide transportation and jobs in Michigan … more

Ann Arbor Crackdown Illustrates Need for Statewide Ridesharing Framework

Eliminate gray areas surrounding Lyft and Uber … more

The Value of Treating Others Better Than They May Deserve

How People Are Prosecuted For Breaking Laws They Don’t Know Exist

Federal Government Mirrors Michigan Overcriminalization Efforts

Op-ed by Sen. Orrin Hatch points to overarching problems … more

Michigan House Passes Package Repealing Outdated Laws

Taking the first step toward crucial reforms … more

What the Olympics Can Teach Us About Subsidized Sports

Evidence piles up against public investment in stadiums and Olympic dreams … more

The Rise and Regulation of Craft Beer

Comparing Michigan to competitors in the microbrewing game … more