Hanszen Magisters

(from left to right) Reed, Paul, Klaudia, Roxanne, and Noah Brace
(not pictured) Hanszen cats Sabrina and Pat

Paul and Klaudia Brace

Paul is the Clarence L. Carter Chair in Legal Studies and Professor of Political Science with research and teaching interests in the areas of American politics, policy and law. He has served on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Albany Law Review, American Politics Research. Paul attended University of Oregon as an undergraduate and received his M.A. and Ph.D. at Michigan State University. In his free time he enjoys various mountain sports, including hiking, climbing and skiing. He follows many forms of auto racing and is an avid runner.

Klaudia is a CPA and is Chief Financial Officer for The Houston Food Bank. She graduated from Michigan State with bachelors and magisters degrees in business, and served as an executive in the energy and engineering industries prior to joining the Food Bank. Her hobbies include golf, gardening, and reading.

We have been married for 38 years and prior to our move to Houston 20 years ago, our careers have taken us to Colorado, New York City, Chicago, and Florida. We have two sons – Noah, a 2016 graduate of the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and Reed, a student at Trinity University in San Antonio, class of 2020. Our other family members include Roxanne, our Bichon Frise and our two cats, Sabrina and Pat.

Our role as Magisters is to enable Hanszen to self-govern in the most effective ways possible. In our two years at Hanszen, we have been extremely impressed by the willingness and ability of our students to govern their affairs effectively and with vision. We work with the other members of the H-Team to encourage participation in the Hanszen community to promote activities and new initiatives, administer budgets and other Hanszen resources while also adhering to and enforcing Hanszen and Rice University policies. As Magisters, we also seek to promote fruitful engagements with Hanszen Associates, and with the larger University and Houston communities.

- Paul and Klaudia Brace, Hanszen Magisters