Ana Marie Argilagos
Adjunct Associate Professor of International Development and Planning
Ana Marie is currently a Senior Advisor to the Ford Foundation's Just Cities and Metropolitan Opportunities initiatives. Her work focuses on urban development strategies to reduce poverty, expand economic opportunity and advance sustainability in cities and regions across the world. She is also a professor of international urban planning at New York Wagner. Previously she created the Office for International & Philanthropic Innovation at the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) where she served as its first Deputy Assistant Secretary and also served as Secretary Donovan’s Deputy Chief of Staff where she oversaw agency operations. Before re-joining HUD she spent 8 years as a Senior Program Officer at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore where she spearheaded the foundations work in Indian Country and along the U.S.-Mexico border. Ana Marie has a great track record within both the public and non-profit 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, and Deputy Director of AYUDA, a community-based legal clinic serving immigrants in Washington, DC. – Ana Marie has proven herself to be an entrepreneurial thinker with proven success in leading interdisciplinary teams and bridging diverse agendas for the betterment of the public. Ana Marie received her BA in International Relations from The American University and her Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University.
Capstone: Advanced Projects in International Policy and Management I
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. Wagner's Capstone program provides 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.