Elizabeth Angeles is currently the Senior Director of Advocacy at the United Way of New York City, a nonprofit organization that fights for the health, education and financial stability of every New Yorker. Prior to this work, in her role at the Clinton Foundation, Elizabeth developed new initiatives to support disaster recovery and long-term resilience in the Caribbean. She was previously a founding member of the Strategy and Program Development team at NYC Emergency Management. During her time with the agency, she developed partnerships with organizations that serve people with disabilities, designed programs to support community emergency planning, and implemented parts of the agency's first strategic plan.
Elizabeth holds a BA in economics and linguistics from Columbia University and an MPA from New York University.
As part of the core curriculum of the NYU Wagner Masters program, Capstone teams spend an academic year addressing challenges and identifying opportunities for a client organization. Wagner's Capstone program provides students with a centerpiece of their graduate experience whereby they are able to experience first-hand turning the theory of their studies into practice under the guidance of an experienced faculty member. Projects require students to get up-to-speed quickly on a specific content or issue area; enhance key process skills including project management and teamwork; and develop competency in gathering, analyzing, and reporting out on data. Capstone requires students to interweave their learning in all these areas, and to do so in real time, in an unpredictable, complex, real-world environment.