Sonia Balaram

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management

Sonia Balaram  is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health Policy & Management of NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. She is also an educator and community organizer. She works at the Department of Education as the Director of Youth Development at Bronx Bridges High School where she oversees the social work, guidance and dean's offices. Sonia also runs her own small real estate business and consults on nonprofit projects.

Previously, Sonia developed and managed one of the Center for Court Innovation’s restorative justice projects, the Harlem Youth Court. She trained youth to act in the various roles of the youth court, facilitated youth court sessions, and managed real cases referred to the youth court from schools, police precincts, probation, the Law Department, and criminal court. Sonia has also taught high school history in the South Bronx.

Sonia graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Political Science, focusing on Comparative and International Politics. She also holds a Masters in Public Administration, specializing in Public and Nonprofit Management from Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, New York University.

Couples with CAP-GP 3402.

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.

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Continuation of CAP-GP 3401.

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.

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Couples with CAP-GP 3402.

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.

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