MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy - 2014
HOW DID YOUR WAGNER EXPERIENCE PREPARE YOU PROFESSIONALLY FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING TODAY?
One of the reasons I decided to go to graduate school was to pivot my career into the quantitative field. Wagner affirmatively provided me the opportunities and experience for this career change. Leveraging my pre-grad school professional experience, with my newly learned quantitative skills from Wagner, I was fortunate to have received a coveted internship focusing on cities, sustainability, and measurement, with The Clinton Foundation. This then helped set the stage of relevant experience and skills for my next internship at CECP, which led to my current full-time position and role.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WAGNER FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL?
I chose Wagner for the location, and because the required courses offered a good balance between quantitative work and qualitative work. Wagner understands that balancing these skills needs to happen when you enter the field of public service. My final decision came down to the atmosphere and messaging at Wagner – at Admitted Students Day, the message was all about inclusivity and community from the entire Wagner community-- the dean, faculty, alumni and current students.
DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT JOB.
I work for CECP (formerly, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy), a coalition of corporations and their CEOs who opt in to our network to leverage the role of corporations as a force for good in society. As Senior Associate (Data Insights), I translate quantitative data into actionable insights that corporate social responsibility professionals can use in their respective jobs and corporate strategies. I also lead the outreach and data collection effort for CECP's largest, and 15-year industry leading research called "Giving in Numbers. "