NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - October 2013

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NYU Wagner News

A Message from Dean Sherry Glied

Dear NYU Wagner Alumni,

It is my pleasure to be writing you as the new Dean of NYU Wagner. In the short time I’ve been in this role, I have been inspired by the passionate students, brilliant faculty, talented staff, and accomplished alumni I’ve met. I’ve already seen NYU Wagner’s unique approach in action: we provide our students with an education that leads them to institutionalize – make real and tangible – the ideals that bring them to us. And as alumni, you are proof of this combination of passion and preparation, ideals and education. You are using the experiences you had, the skills, and networks you developed at Wagner to make lasting and significant improvements in the world. I am awed by your work, and look forward to getting to know more of you in the upcoming weeks and months.

One opportunity for us to connect is during NYU Alumni Day this Saturday, October 19. I hope you will join De'Shawn Wright (MPA 2002 and Deputy Secretary for Education for the State of New York) and me for a conversation (think “Inside the Actor’s Studio” format) based on a set of questions submitted in advance by alumni, and then we’ll have time to mingle at a champagne brunch reception immediately after. The event will take place from 9:30am – 12:00pm and costs $20 (pay at the door).

Also, several Wagner faculty will be in Washington, DC, next month to attend the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) annual conference. We are thrilled to be able to host a reception for Wagner alumni at the beautiful new NYU – DC facility. If you live or work in DC, or if you have plans to be there on Wednesday, November 6, we would love for you to join us. RSVP here: NYU Wagner Reception for Alumni and Friends.

Even if you are unable to attend Alumni Day this weekend or our DC reception, we will have multiple opportunities to meet this year. I consider the alumni perspective to be incredibly valuable and will seek your feedback and thoughts in a variety of ways.

Until then, thank you for the warm welcome to the NYU Wagner community.


Sherry Glied

Dean Sherry Glied


Help Us Spread the Word About a New NYU Wagner Degree Program!

NYU Wagner and University College London (UCL) have partnered to offer an innovative joint Master of Public Administration, Executive Program in Global Public Policy and Management (Global EMPA). Applications for the inaugural class, which will begin in Fall 2014, are available online now. To help you understand and articulate the new program should you be in conversation with colleagues or friends interested in NYU Wagner, we invite you to watch a brief video to get an introduction to the Global EMPA program.

The one-year joint degree program equips students with leadership, policy analysis, management, and implementation skills to develop sustainable and effective global public policy in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors.  It is a full-time program in which students will spend the first term at NYU Wagner in New York City, the second term at UCL's School of Public Policy in London, and the summer term at locations across the globe working on an executive Capstone project.

The application deadline for Fall 2014 is January 6, 2014.  Visit the NYU Wagner website for more information and thank you in advance for helping us spread the word!


Events, Lectures and Regional Events

09/17/2013: Lecture: Globalizing the Constitution
10/01/2013: NYU Wagner Alumni in Performance Measurement & Management Affinity Group Meeting
10/02/2013: NYU Washington, DC: Auf Wiedersehen - 'Til We Meet Again

10/02/2013: Lecture - A is for Arab: A Century of Stereotypes
10/05/2013: NYU Washington, DC: Education in Europe
10/08/2013: Urban Land Institute: Case Study of NYU Washington DC
10/09/2013: Lecture – New Queer Cinema: New Politics?
10/09/2013: Screening: How to Survive a Plague
10/10/2013: Lecture: Germany, Spain, and the Euro Crisis
10/11/2013: Conference: An Era of Political Sea-Change
10/11/2013: NYU Washington, DC: 2013 Women's Economic Empowerment Summit
10/15/2013: NYU Alumni Club in Austin: Kick-Off Event!
10/15/2013: NYU Global Alumni Day Reception in Paris
10/16/2013: Navigating the Territories of Indigenous Leadership: Exploring the Experiences and Practices of Australian Indigenous Arts Leaders
10/17/2013: NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in NYC
10/17/2013: NYU Conversations & Cocktails in Mumbai
10/18/2013: NYU Global Alumni Day Reception in Singapore
10/19/2013: NYU Alumni Day - Conversation with Dean Sherry Glied, Champagne Brunch
10/19/2013: NYU Alumni Day Reception in Nigeria
10/19/2013: NYU Global Alumni Day Reception in Shanghai
10/21/2013: Lecture – The Waterpipe: A Cultural Pastime or a Public Health Threat?
10/22/2013: NYU Global Alumni Day in Sydney
10/23/2013: NYU Alumni Club in Tampa: Kick-Off Event!
10/23/2013: NYU Global Alumni Day Celebration in Rome
10/23/2013: Gayle King Interviews Suze Orman
10/23/2013: NYU Alumni and Parents Reception in Mexico
10/24/2013: NYU Wagner Mosaic Happy Hour
10/24/2013: NYU Global Alumni Day Reception in Buenos Aires
11/11/2013: President's Reception in London


NYU Alumni Events!

For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the link below.

University-wide Alumni Calendar


Public Service Spotlight

Nupur Chaudhury (MUP 2009) shares how her time at Wagner prepared her for a successful career at the intersection of Urban Planning and Public Health.

Nupur Chaudhury


Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Nikki Georges-Clapp (MUP 2009) recently accepted the Program Manager position at Upwardly Global New York. Upwardly Global's mission is to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. In this role, Nikki oversees the organization's largest operation with responsibility for job seeker services, employer outreach, and training.

Kevin Hansen (MPA 2013) was recently named the Director of Real Estate Development at Empire State Development Corporation, the State of New York's chief economic development agency.  In this role, Kevin supports projects that redevelop state-owned real estate in order to create social and economic value, while also supporting top-level economic initiatives such as the new START-UP NY program.

Polly Mygatt (MPA 2013) recently accepted the role of Director of Model Fidelity for Evidence-Based Practice at Good Shepherd Services.  In this role, Polly manages the implementation of research-based models for family foster care. She aims to integrate research and practice in ways that lead to better results for kids and families.

Malini Trivedi (MPA 2013) recently accepted the role of Project Manager at Amida Care.  In this role, Malini will be overseeing the implementation and strategic development of various comprehensive health care services and wellness programs provided by the organization to underprivileged HIV/AIDS populations and their children in NYC.

Dominique West Morris (MPA 2009) recently accepted the Manager of Classified Personnel role at San Jose Unified School District.  In this position, Dominique serves as an active member of the Human Resources leadership team to assess, plan and implement the district's goals and objectives as they relate to human capital reform. She is directly responsible for efforts and initiatives pertaining to classified staff (non-teachers/principals), including refinement of accountability systems, hiring and retention practices and managing labor relations.  


Wagner Alumni Work-Away-From-Work

Wagner alumni are doing interesting, innovative and intriguing things outside of work - through blogs, books, papers, research, presentations, awards and other resources!

This month...

Aaron Miner

Aaron Miner (MPA ’08)
Monday mornings can be hard - facing the beginning of another work week. But, for Aaron, they are a little bit easier after donning a hairnet from 6-8am and preparing meals to be delivered to New Yorkers with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses. In 2010, while working for Mayor Bloomberg’s NYC Service, Aaron felt that, in his job to encourage more New Yorkers to volunteer, he should also do so. Aaron heard about God’s Love We Deliver from a colleague and since it combined his interests in food, health and improving local quality of life, he was hooked. After almost 3 years on the Monday morning shift, Aaron also raises money for the organization as part of the GLWD volunteer team for the annual Race to Deliver 4 mile run held in November in Central Park.

God’s Love We Deliver’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. Founded in 1986, the organization prepares and delivers nutritious, high-quality meals free of charge to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves.


Office of Career Services (OCS): Mid - to - Senior Level Job Postings

Wagner's OCS Career Directory is a great resource for alumni looking to take the next step in their career. Here is a sampling of mid- to senior-level postings currently available:

  • Deputy Director, Participation Loan Program - NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation & Development (New York, NY)
  • Director of Research - City of Baltimore, MD (Baltimore, MD)
  • Associate Vice President of Marketplace Development - Growth Philanthropy Network (New York, NY)
  • Division President - National Kidney Foundation (New York, NY)
  • Manager 3 - Deputy City Planning Director - City of Seattle, WA (Seattle, WA)
  • Senior Director - Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) (New York, NY)

Log on to the OCS Career Directory for full job descriptions and application instructions online. Be sure to check the Career Directory regularly for a job posting perfect for YOU.



This month, give back to Wagner and make a contribution to the Wagner Annual Fund.  Your gifts support lifelong education and programming opportunities provided for students and alumni alike.  Make an online contribution today!

THANK YOU for the difference you make by supporting NYU Wagner.


Be in the Next "Did You Know...?"

In each issue of the Wagner Alumni e-News, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your news with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu!