Lilian Liu

MPA-PNP - 2015

Manager, Partnerships
United Nations Global Compact

Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school?

My undergraduate degree was quite theoretical and I wanted a master’s degree that was more hands-on and could provide me with skills to bring to the job market. I was interested in the public-private space so an MPA seemed like a good option.

Describe your current job.

The United Nations Global Compact works with business to implement corporate sustainability principles and support UN goals. I work specifically on industry engagement, focusing on industry-specific projects such as transportation or fashion. I also work on government affairs.

What are the advantages of the Wagner alumni network?

The Wagner alumni network was a resource throughout my two years as a student. Through my involvement with student groups I found the alumni to be very supportive and helpful with providing contacts for events and in giving advice and recommendations for current students. The many alumni working at interesting places provided internship and job opportunities as well as potential mentors for professional development.