MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy - 2010
Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school?
I could tell Wagner was more than just about getting a degree - it was about becoming a part of a community of people who wanted to make a difference. Every Wagner student I met had different interests - global health, education, international development - but the common thread was that we all wanted to give back and we wanted to learn how to do it in the most effective, efficient way.
How did you find your first post-Wagner job?
During my time at Wagner, I interned in New York City government. I found the internship on Wagner's Career Directory and it turned out that the person who was interviewing me had also gone to Wagner! We hit it off and I interned there for 6 months. A year later, when I was getting ready to graduate, she sent me a job opening for the Special Assistant to the Commissioner. I applied and got the job!
Describe your current job.
I am the Senior Partnerships Officer for Nothing But Nets, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation committed to ending malaria. Malaria kills a child every two minutes, and yet it costs only $10 dollars to send a bed net to protect children and families. I manage the campaign's partnerships with organizations, celebrities and athletes to raise awareness, voices, and funds for malaria prevention.