NYU Wagner student helps lead team to victory in 2018 NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition

NYU Wagner student Pooja Banerjee helped lead her team to victory at the regional level in the NASPAA-Batten Simulation Competition on Feb. 24 in New York City.

Designed to spur experiential learning in public service education,  the international Simulation Competition this year is framed around a hypothetical pandemic—and the crisis-management roles and responsibilities that graduates of Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree programs would take on within governing bodies at the subnational, national, regional, and global levels.

At the Simulation Competition's regional rounds, at Baruch College, Ms. Banerjee and other MPA and MPP students presented comprehensive solutions and strategies aimed at reducing the severity of the pandemic. Ms. Banerjee (MPA 2018), one of three Wagner students in the competition,  emerged on the winning team. Her team’s presentation has been forwarded to the ultimate, global level of the competition.

Keep your fingers crossed for an even bigger win for Ms. Banerjee and NYU Wagner soon!

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