NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - June 2011

In This Issue:

Events, Lectures and Regional Activities

Allah, Liberty, and Love: Muslims in America Speak Out

June 16, 2011 - 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Join Irshad Manji, Director of NYU Wagner's Moral Courage Project, and Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the U.S. Congress, as they discuss the provocative questions raised by Irshad's new book, Allah, Liberty and Love. Irshad paves a path to reconciling faith and freedom - and she does so by showing all of us how to develop "courage," the willingness to speak up when everyone else wants to shut you up. Followed by book signing. For more information: Asia Society Events Calendar

SID World Congress
World Bank President Robert Zoellick and Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga will be there. Will YOU?

July 29 - 31, 2011
In July, Washington D.C. will play host to the triennial gathering of the worldwide development community, with the overarching theme "Our Common Challenge: A World Moving toward a Sustainable Future." The Congress will take place at the Omni-Shoreham Hotel from July 29th-31st. 

The Congress will bring together a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations working as change agents for development. Among the world leaders and international development experts scheduled to attend are Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya, Luísa Diogo, former Prime Minister of Mozambique, and J. Brian Atwood, former Administrator of USAID. These are only a few of the high-level speakers that will be engaging with development practitioners from around the world whose joint contributions will influence the future of foreign assistance. We want you to be a part of this vital discussion!

For more information about the World Congress program and registration, please visit www.sidcongress.org, e-mail worldcongress@sidw.org or call the SID-Washington office at (202) 884-8590. Please do not hesitate to share this with your fellow alumni and colleagues as well!

Announcing Wagner Experience Fund Recipients

NYU Wagner is excited to announce that 50 current students have each received $5000 stipends to help fund their unpaid summer internships through the Wagner Experience Fund. We would like to express our appreciation to all of the alumni who contributed to the Fund, which has enabled several students to take on career changing internships at a wide variety of international and domestic public service organizations including Trickle Up; World Health Organization; Innovations for Poverty Action; Taproot Foundation; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; NYC Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development; and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

To learn more about the Wagner Experience Fund email wagner.ocss@nyu


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

NYU Alumni Events:

University-wide Alumni Calendar


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:

  • Development Director
    Human Rights Watch (Geneva)
  • Account Manager, LMBSCO 
    Seedco (New York, NY)
  • Assisstant Professor
    UKA Teacher U (New York, NY)
  • Director of Organizational Development and Diversity
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America (New York, NY)
  • Vice President, Biomedical
    NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) (New York, NY)
  • Project Manager
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York (New York, NY)
  • Principal Planner, GIS
    Broward County (Florida)
  • Chief Operating Officer
    Brennan Center for Justice (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.



Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

Elizabeth Wolff (MPA '11) recently accepted the position of Executive Director of Quality Improvement and Health Outcomes at the Primary Care Information Project with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Last month, we had an opportunity to catch up with her and learn more about this exciting new role, which she describes as a great mix of evidence-based medicine, program management and evaluation. Read Elizabeth's full profile for an insider's perspective on what it's like to work with a bright, dynamic group to improve population health in NYC's most vulnerable neighborhoods. Read more about Elizabeth.


Couldn't join us for "Wag Day?"  Show your support anyway!

What's Wag Day?! Our annual "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" cocktail reception is a celebration of Wagner, its alumni and its mission. Dubbed, "the party of the year" by a recent grad, Wag Day brings together more than 200 new and seasoned alumni every year. It's one of the best opportunities to connect with friends, colleagues, favorite professors, and Dean Ellen Schall. Did we forget to mention the raffle? This year's winners were be treated to dinner with Professor Rogan Kersh, Wagner's resident foodie and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; free visits to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens; work-outs on Wagner for 3 months at Crunch Fitness; and dinner at the charming neighborhood restaurant Nolita House, among other great prizes. All proceeds benefit Wagner's Annual Fund!

Take a look at our Web album for a peek at the festivities!

Even if you missed the "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" Celebration on June 9th, you can still show your pride for the school and support it financially by making an online contribution. 

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


Did You Know...?

Moschell Coffey (MPA '10) will soon begin as the Director of Strategic Growth & Communication at The Good Dog Foundation which promotes animal-assisted therapy. Moschell has been working at the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) at NYU Law and is thrilled to be pursuing a true passion of hers!

Chris de Veer (EMPA,'11) will begin a new post in Hanoi with the U.S. State Department.  He is currently working on his Vietmamese language emersion training. 

Cat Lee (MPA '11) recently accepted a position with the New York City Office of Management and Budget. Congratulations, Cat!

Marc Minor (MPA '11) has accepted a senior consulting position with Deloitte's federal practice in Washington, DC.  Congratulations, Marc!

David Moser (MPA '11) began work at Manatt Health Solutions (MHS) in February while finishing up the Wagner program as a part-time student. MHS is an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, one of the nation's premier law and consulting firms. David provides policy analysis, project implementation support and other strategic business services to healthcare providers and healthcare clients, with a particular focus on access and financing.

Daniel Scorse (MUP '11) recently accepted the position of Planning and Streetscape Program Manager for the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) in Brooklyn. Well done, Daniel!

Mathematica Policy Research, a highly competitive research firm, focusing on Program Evaluation and Policy Research, Survey Design and Data Collection, Research Assessment and Interpretation and Program Performance and Date Management welcomes its four newest employees: Bailey Orshan (MPA '11)Natalie Pregibon (MPA '11)Emily Ryder (MPA '11) and Carrie Lyn Wolfson (MPA '11).


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!