Management

Adrian Untermyer

Adrian Untermyer
MPA-PNP 2015

Deputy Director
Historic Districts Council

Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school?

I chose Wagner because I could gain a graduate education through a combined NYU undergraduate-graduate dual degree program at the fraction of the cost of typical programs. I was also impressed by the fact that it coupled a practical graduate skillset with my more theoretical undergraduate Metropolitan Studies education.

How did being in New York impact your professional journey?

New York is an incredible classroom. It's not only the most vibrant, interesting city in the nation -- it's also a port town that allowed me to easily explore so many other important places in the world. You can't put a price tag on that!

Describe your current job.

I'm second-in-command at a 45-year-old grassroots nonprofit dedicated to preserving and improving the places that make our city great. It's a dream come true, and involves a healthy balance of supervision, strategic planning, communications, outreach, compliance, mentorship, policymaking, and special events.

Alex Gallafent

Alex Gallafent
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Alex Gallafent is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also the Senior Design Lead at IDEO New York, with a focus on design research, writing, and audio. He leads project teams working in media, government, city innovation, and experience design. He is a former foreign correspondent for public radio’s “The World” and the BBC World Service, reporting from across the globe on everything from the rise of digital gurus in India to the intersection of religion and public health in southern Africa.

Andrew Battista

Andrew Battista
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service

Andrew Battista is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Service at NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Librarian for Geospatial Information Systems at New York University, where he facilitates GIS learning and develops geospatial data collections for the NYU community.

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Anjali Singh-Code

Anjali Singh-Code
MPA-PNP 2010

Senior Partnerships Officer
United Nations Foundation

Why did you choose Wagner for graduate school? 

I could tell Wagner was more than just about getting a degree - it was about becoming a part of a community of people who wanted to make a difference. Every Wagner student I met had different interests - global health, education, international development - but the common thread was that we all wanted to give back and we wanted to learn how to do it in the most effective, efficient way. 

 

How did you find your first post-Wagner job? 

During my time at Wagner, I interned in New York City government. I found the internship on Wagner's Career Directory and it turned out that the person who was interviewing me had also gone to Wagner! We hit it off and I interned there for 6 months. A year later, when I was getting ready to graduate, she sent me a job opening for the Special Assistant to the Commissioner.  I applied and got the job!

 

Describe your current job.

I am the Senior Partnerships Officer for Nothing But Nets, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation committed to ending malaria. Malaria kills a child every two minutes, and yet it costs only $10 dollars to send a bed net to protect children and families.  I manage the campaign's partnerships with organizations, celebrities and athletes to raise awareness, voices, and funds for malaria prevention.

Anthony Kovner

Anthony Kovner

Anthony Kovner
Professor of Public and Health Management

NYU | Wagner Faculty 295 Lafayette Street New York NY 10012 USA

Anthony R. Kovner, Professor of Public and Health Management, is an organizational theorist by training. His research interests include health services management and governance. He has been a senior manager in two hospitals, a nursing home, a group practice, and a neighborhood health center, as well as a senior health care consultant for a large industrial union. Professor Kovner has written numerous articles on health services management, evidence-based management, and hospital governance.

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