NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - September 2013

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NYU Wagner News

Autumn is in the air and with the first week of classes under their belt, Wagner students and faculty are gearing up for a fantastic year.

As alumni, it's exciting to remember the first time you stepped into a Wagner class.  While you reflect on your student experience, consider re-connecting with Wagner!  Our semester is full of exciting opportunities for you.  Start now by checking out an event this month.

NYU Wagner Social Media Launch!

Wagner Facebook Page Wagner Twitter Page

In order to stay better linked to each other and to NYU Wagner, we encourage you to connect with us on our new-and-improved social media accounts:

- We recently launched an official NYU Wagner Alumni page on Facebook! Please "like" the page to stay up-to-date on relevant alumni news.
- Please "like" the general NYU Wagner page on Facebook to keep up with what's going on at the school.
- We also launched an official NYU Wagner LinkedIn profile, so "follow" it and update your own personal profile to reflect your status as alumni.


Events, Lectures and Regional Events

09/17/2013: Lecture: Globalizing the Constitution
09/17/2013: NYU Torch Club: Farm-to-Table-Dinner
09/17/2013: Lecture: The Samurai Armor in the Acton Collection

09/17/2013: NYU Wagner Alumni - Goodbye Summer, Hello SF Summer!
09/18/2013: NYU Wagner Alumni Happy Hour in NYC
09/18/2013: NYU Alumni Mixer in Toronto
09/18/2013: NYU Alumni Club in Colorado: Kick-Off Event
09/19/2013: NYU Alumni Club in Washington, DC: Welcome to DC Event!
09/20/2013: Transatlantic Relations on the Eve of the Bundestag Elections
09/20/2013: NYU Alumni Club in Seattle: Bowling Night!
09/20/2013: Screening and Lecture: A Father's Music
09/23/2013: Reinventing Global Public Service with Gordon Brown
09/24/2013: Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell Album Release Concert
09/24/2013: Lecture: Danielle Ofri, MD, Author of "What Doctors Feel"
09/24/2013: Panel: The Invention of Italian Literature
09/24/2013: Reading: The German Soul
09/25/2013: Reclaiming Our Democracy: A Conversation with Sam Daley-Harris
09/25/2013: Coral Reefs of the Gulf: A Unique Ecosystem
09/25/2013: NYU Alumni Mixer in Taiwan
9/26/2013: 50 Asks in 50 Weeks session - A conversation with Amy Eisenstein, NYU Wagner Alumna, Author, Speaker, Consultant, Coach
09/26/2013: The UN Millennium Development Goals: A Success Story for Global Cooperation
09/26/2013: First Irish Theatre Festival
09/26/2013 - 09/28/2013: Orphans Film Festival Midwest
09/26/2013: NYU Alumni Club in South Florida: Fall Social
09/26/2013: Happy Hour with NYU and Cornell Alumni
09/26/2013: Screening- National Theatre Live: Othello
09/27/2013: Panel: Together - Building Community in the 21st Century
09/27/2013: NYU Talk & Interactive in New Delhi
09/28/2013: G-Fest: Global Languages and Culture Festival
09/30/2013: Rising Above the Challenges: Effective Global Public Policy in the 21st Century
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
10/19/2013: NYU Alumni Day
10/19/2013: NYU Alumni Day Reception in Nigeria
10/24/2013: NYU Wagner Mosaic Happy Hour


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

Daniel Manitsky shares how Wagner prepared him for a fulfilling career in consulting and international work.

Danny Manitsky


Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Suhaly Bautista (MPA 2011) was recently named Social Action Coordinator for the YWCA of the City of New York.  In this role, Suhaly works with high schools within Manhattan and Brooklyn, infusing the programs created for teens with social justice, human rights and civic(ly) oriented themes/activities.

Katherine (Kate) Kinsman (MPA 2010) recently accepted a teaching position at Landmark High School.  Kate will be teaching American Literature classes to juniors and Grammar and Composition classes to sophomores. She will also be teaching three daily one-to-one tutorials.

Diana Lugo-Martinez (MPA 2004) recently joined the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health as Senior Director for Community Engagement Programs.

Nikita Ramchandani (MPA 2010) recently accepted the role of Senior Analyst in the International Health Division of Abt Associates. In this role Nikita supports the company's global monitoring and evaluation and business development efforts.

Sekou Sheriff (MPA 2013) recently accepted a position at Small Business Servies (SBS) as Program Manager to the Business Development Division – Corporate Partnerships and Education Team.  Sekou will manage the Corporate Alliance Program initiatives and the Compete to Win - NYC Teaming initiative.


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...

Melanie Pessin

In 2006, Melanie Pessin (MPA '11) traveled to Africa for the first time to volunteer with the Upendo School and Children's Home in Kenya.  Three years later, Melanie made another trek to Africa, working for the Global Diabetes Initiative and began work with the Good Hope Initiative in Uganda.  Following her return to the States, Melanie continued to raise money and support for both Upendo and the Good Hope Initiative.

Inspired by her time abroad, Melanie and fellow student, Trish Bertuccio (MUP '12), formed East Africa Children's Hope (EACH) in 2011.  EACH works to support locally led East African schools and orphanages on the path to self-sustainability.  Since EACH's founding, the organization has fundraised to help disadvantaged children in Africa by building classrooms, providing clean water, purchasing school supplies, paying teachers' salaries, funding a new bathroom facility and more. Learn more and support EACH at their Annual Fundraiser on 9/17 in Midtown!


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:

  • Director of Fiscal Services - NYC Dept. of Consumer Affairs (New York, NY)
  • Deputy Director - Project FIND (New York, NY)
  • Community Manager, Travel & Tourism - World Economic Forum (New York, NY)
  • Director, Urban Design - City of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)
  • Consultant / Senior Consultant - Deloitte Consulting (various locations)
  • Vice President, Operations - Harris Rand Lusk (New York, NY)
  • Director of Data - Nyaya Health (Achham, Nepal & New York, NY)
  • Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia - Teach For America (TFA) (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Assistant Director, Commuications - NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (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.


Start The Year Off Right!

Our 2013 fiscal year has come to a close and we send our thanks to all of those who contributed to last year's annual fund.  Didn't make the August 31st deadline? You can help us get this year's fund to a strong start by making 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!