Lauren Stewart

MPA in Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy - 2015

Operations & Communications Manager
Variety the Children’s Charity of New York
Lauren Stewart

Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school?

I chose Wagner because I wanted to go to a top school in public & nonprofit management while also being immersed in a city full of opportunity. Wagner’s access to top professionals who are doing the work you could see yourself doing is unmatched. With access to numerous professionals and opportunities in New York City, I was sold!

Describe your current job.

I am currently the Operations & Communications Manager at Variety the Children’s Charity of New York. We’re a foundation that provides funds and technical assistance to transformative arts organizations working to provide social change for tri-state area youth. I manage operations, finances, grantee programming, and partnership/donor communications & outreach. I am responsible for keeping the ship running smoothly and increasing our impact.

What are the advantages of the Wagner alumni network?

The Wagner alumni network is gold. I have reached out to several alumni to ask career-related questions and have always received great help. Once you are a Wagnerd, you have access to a network that wants you to succeed! We know that you want to enhance society in some way, so the alumni network is always willing to lend a hand.