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Past Issues

  • Your Alumni News for January 2016
  • Your Alumni News for May 2016

Your Alumni News for September 2016

Dear Alumni,

I hope this finds you well. The new academic year has brought an exciting wave of energy, events, and 322 new, spirited public servants to the Wagner community.

Our alumni and faculty are busy making their mark in the world of public service, and I've listed just some of the highlights below. Please note the upcoming events and the various ways you can stay in touch with the school and alumni community.

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at any time. All the best in your important work and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Brian Stern


Brian Stern
Director, Alumni Relations



  • Ellie Berens (MPA 2015) and Jeni Clapp (MPA 2007) were named “40-Under- 40: The Rising Stars in NYC Food Policy” by the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College.
  • Pam Campos (MPA 2016) questioned Hillary Clinton at the NBC News 2016 Commander-In-Chief forum.
  • Naomi Doerner (MUP 2008) was featured in Next City for her advocacy to bring bike-share to New Orleans.
  • Gina Malin (MPA 1987) was appointed Executive Director of the Parents League of New York.
  • Alexandra Meis (MPA 2013) was quoted in a CBS segment on Kinvolved (co-founded by Miriam Altman, MPA 2013) and its partnership with schools in West Harlem.
  • Jacyln Mucaria (MPA 1985) was named President of New York-Presbyterian/Queens hospital.
  • Waylon Munson (MPA 2016) was featured in Humans of New York.
  • Clint Plummer (Exec MPA 2015) was quoted in Marketplace for Deepwater Wind’s off-shore wind farm, which will be the first in the U.S.
  • Dan Saccardi (MPA 2007) was quoted in Inman for Parkmerced’s partnership with Uber to boost urban transit in San Francisco.
  • Edward Salsberg (MPA 1974) was selected as a 2016 Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.
  • Mindy L. Schneider (MPA 1981) was elected to the Brandeis University Board of Trustees.
  • Zac Townsend (MPA 2012) was appointed Chief Data Officer for the State of California.

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  • Dean Sherry Glied was selected by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to serve on a national Evidence Based Policymaking Commission, created to measure the impact of tax and spending programs.
  • Professor Jan Blustein co-authored an article in the American Journal of Public Health that focuses on older Americans with hearing loss and argues that better health policy could substantially improve our nation’s health.
  • Professor David Elcott led trainings on religious and civic pluralism in Indonesia.
  • Professor Sonia Ospina presented a co-authored paper and proposed a different approach to leadership at a workshop in Barcelona.
  • The NYU Rudin Center analyzed the economic effects of the L train’s impending tunnel closure on Brooklyn communities.
  • Patricia Satterstrom joined NYU Wagner as Assistant Professor of Public Service and is an expert on team dynamics and power structures.
  • We welcomed Tatiana Homonoff, Assistant Professor of Public Service, an expert on how behavioral economics can improve public policy, primarily in the areas of tax policy, public assistance, and consumer finance.
  • Cassandra (Cassie) Thiel joined our faculty with a joint appointment with the NYU School of Medicine. Her research focuses on healthcare sustainability, including data-driven, environmentally-preferable solutions.Faculty 16 2



We have several exciting events coming up this Fall. Mark your calendars, watch your inbox for more details, and be sure to check out our Events Calendar for the most up-to-date events listing. All events are subject to change.

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  • Connect with your fellow alumni, and post your Wagner degree, on our LinkedIn University Page. Due to changes on LinkedIn, this is THE BEST way for you to stay in touch. Be sure to change your “Education” information on your profile to read “NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service” so you and your fellow alumni can find each other.
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    If you are interested in organizing a regional or affinity group that doesn’t currently exist, please let me know!
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