MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy
Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school?
I chose to attend NYU Wagner for graduate school due to its background in international policy, unwavering commitment to diversity, and proximity to global institutions that would enhance my graduate experience.
How did your Wagner experience prepare you professionally for what you are doing today?
My Wagner experience equipped me with the organizational management tools, policy analysis, and team building skills that prepared me for my current work at USAID. At USAID, I primarily work on policy analysis and drafting briefing materials as it pertains to regional technical issues. My time in the MPA program, particularly the International courses, prepared me for the work that I do today.
Describe your current job.
I currently work at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C. as a Special Assistant to the Administrator. I lead a team of program analysts that liaise with our technical staff throughout the Regional and Pillar bureaus to prepare the Administrator for internal and external meetings with stakeholders in the public, and private sector and the interagency. Most recently I have supported the Office of the Administrator with briefings on the budget process and National Security issues as it pertains to International Development.