• Making an impact around the world

    NYU Wagner alumni are bold leaders who expertly navigate real-world complexity and produce results that matter. They are lifelong members of our global university community.

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From New York to Nairobi,  Shanghai to San Francisco, more than 11,000 NYU Wagner alumni are making a difference in their communities through:

  • Local, state, and national governments
  • Nonprofit organizations and international NGOs  
  • Healthcare systems and organizations
  • Urban planning firms
  • Think tanks, social enterprises, and public sector consulting

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PolicyAtlas

NYU Wagner Alumni Launch New Public Policy Wiki – PolicyAtlas

Three alumni have launched PolicyAtlas—an online, nonpartisan, wiki encyclopedia that crowdsources details on policies for — and from — government managers, office holders, candidates, students, researchers, and advocates.

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Rich Tran

Bringing NYU Wagner Lessons Back Home: Alumnus Richard Tran is Silicon Valley's Youngest Mayor

Since graduating in 2014, Tran has gone on to be elected mayor of his hometown of Milpitas, California. While he never set out to run for public office, it was NYU Wagner’s commitment to excellence in public service that ultimately drove him to get into politics.

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Kinvolved

Social Enterprise Created at NYU Wagner is Improving Student Attendance

Five years after Miriam Altman and Alexandra Meis began attending NYU Wagner, their Kinvo app is used at 100 high-needs schools and education nonprofits in New York and other cities.

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Alumni in Action: Aissata Camara (MPA-PNP)

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Aissata Camara (MPA-PNP)

"One of my favorite professors at NYU Wagner told me that in order to do development work, you have to know the people and the community."

With $18, Aissata and her sister founded the There is No Limit Foundation, which empowers the poorest communities to reach their potential by eradicating social barriers and creating economic opportunities.

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Kristin Misner (MPA-PNP)

"I love government...NYU Wagner has such a direct connection to the lifeblood of city government."

Through her role in city government, Kristin created an innovative Social Impact Bond that uses private investments for government projects.

Alumni in Action: Kristin Misner (MPA-PNP)

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Kristin Misner (MPA-PNP)

"I love government...NYU Wagner has such a direct connection to the lifeblood of city government."

Through her role in city government, Kristin created an innovative Social Impact Bond that uses private investments for government projects.

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Michelle Wong (MPA-PNP 2011)

Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

"NYU Wagner alumni go above and beyond to support fellow members of the Wagner community. As an alumna, I mentor current students, maintain connections with other alumni, and talk to prospective students...Wagner is a broad school of public service, so a range of public service interests—from urban planning to public finance—is reflected in our alumni network.  If you're exploring different career options, this is a great starting point." 

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