The heart of NYU Wagner's programs is our faculty. An amalgam of full-time, clinical/research/visiting, and adjunct professors, they are outstanding teachers, expert researchers and committed practitioners.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I really enjoy that I get to blend learning from more than one discipline to think beyond established ideas of how development should be done. It allows for substantive interactions with people in varied fields who are passionate about the same things. The work is always fresh and always challenging.
Founding Director Amandla Development
What are your future career goals?
I yearn to be in a position where I can make crucial decisions that will have an impact on how our nation manages its approach in energy policy. I am confident that we can become stewards of the environment and I am driven to playing a role that will make us believe that this can happen despite classic perceived obstacles.
Congressional Fellows Program Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
What do you do in your current role?
I work with public and private funders, strategic partners, board members and volunteers to create resources for community based organizations.
Deputy Director for Neighborhood Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners in New York
I work with close to two hundred schools, matching them with leaders from the business world according to their needs and shared interests. Once partnerships are established I help principals and their business partners work together to set goals and carry them out over the course of the school year.
Partnership Coordinator, Transforming New York City Public Schools
What impact did your Wagner experience have on your career path?
Wagner provided several new lenses through which I see health care. I have a far greater understanding of health economics and incentives, health policy, and statistical analysis. The Wagner faculty and alumni are also an amazing networking community. Through them, I had 1:1 meetings with leaders in the field.
Executive Director, Quality Improvement and Health Outcomes, Primary Care Information Project, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene