MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy
Please describe how your experiences at NYU Wagner prepared you for your career?
The coursework provided me with the knowledge and skills needed to work in finance. When I first started at Moody’s, I covered credit within the municipal space and I drew from government budgeting, public finance, economics and debt financing course work daily. NYU Wagner built a strong foundation from which I have been able to grow my career at Moody’s.
How did being in New York City impact your professional journey?
Being in NYC gave me access to a wider pool of opportunities. I was not locked in to only do one thing but instead could venture into a myriad of finance-related roles to choose from. The industry I am in is very competitive, but NYU Wagner’s network helped me find connections and prepared me for the interviews so that I had an edge over other candidates.
Can you tell us a bit about your job responsibilities and what your next move might be?
With Moody’s Investors Service, I am a credit analyst covering a portfolio of regulated and unregulated electric, natural gas, and water utilities across North America. Moody’s is a global company with countless opportunities to grow, and as such I plan to stay with them but continue to expand my knowledge base and seek additional opportunities that will enhance my relationship management and leadership skills.