Alice Cheng

MPA in Health Policy & Management

Alice Cheng

Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school? 

After majoring in Biology and working in pharmaceutical research for two years I was looking for a career change. Wagner is one of the best graduate schools in the country for public administration, perfect for someone seeking a career in health management and public finance. Wagner also offers flexible schedules for part-time students to complete their course work and be committed to their full-time jobs.

How did being in New York impact your professional journey?  

New York City is known for being the most robust job market in the country, with a good penetration of NYU Wagner alumni. With the help of my professor, I got the internship that led to my current career path.

Describe your current job.

I am a Credit Rating Analyst at Kroll Bond Rating Agency in the Public Finance Group. I evaluate credit qualities of various types of municipal bonds using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and present my credit opinions in the form of credit rating reports to investors and other stakeholders.