Ana Marie Argilagos
Adjunct Assistant Professor of International Development and Planning
Ana Marie Argilagos has been conceptualizing, implementing and scaling community development programs and process innovations for over 20 years. She is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office for International & Philanthropic Innovation at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development. Ms. Argilagos’s prior position was as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Secretary’s Office at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development where she oversaw agency operations. For 8 years, she served as Senior Program Officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a foundation dedicated to serving low-income populations living in Indian Country and along the U.S. – Mexico border.
Ms. Argilagos has a great track record within both the public and nonprofit sectors. From Educational Programs Manager at the National Association of Hispanic Journalists to the Director of the New Workplace for Women Project at the National Council of La Raza, Ms. Argilagos is an entrepreneurial thinker with proven success leading interdisciplinary teams and bridging diverse agendas for the betterment of the public.
Ms. Argilagos received her BA in International Relations from The American University and her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Capstone: Advanced Project in International Management and Policy
Couples with CAP-GP.3227.
As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization or conducting research on a pressing social question. Capstone, in architecture, is the crowning piece of an arch, the center stone that holds the arch together, giving it shape and strength. Wagner's Capstone program plays a similar role, by providing students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.