The Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs’ enduring legacy is reflected by the achievements of approximately 8,000 alumni. Graduates have gone on to rewarding careers as leaders and policymakers in education, health, government, nonprofit organizations, and other vital industries. The energy, vision, and commitment of these talented and dedicated individuals pave the roads ahead.
Hear from Marxe alumni below.
“My Marxe experience was successful because of my expert calendaring, but it was made memorable because of friends.”
Natalie Yasmin Soto, (MIA ‘20), Educator & Curriculum Consultant, NYC Department of Education
“I’m incredibly grateful for my experience at the Marxe school. I feel that I am now a better-informed global citizen who can make positive changes at all levels of the international field. My study away experiences through Marxe Global Initiatives and the DC Semester were more than educational –they were life-changing.”
Sara Hoenes, (MIA ‘20), Global Programs and Partnerships Manager, Accountability Lab
My experience with the MIA program has been amazing and incredibly rewarding. One of the best parts about the program is that you can dive incredibly deep into a subject you are passionate about in every single class and be surrounded by great advisors and colleagues who are always willing to help. I have loved connecting with my classmates who work throughout NYC and the world doing work in nonprofit, governments, and international organizations in a variety of capacities. Each person in the program comes with a unique background and wide array of knowledge that helps make the classroom itself interesting. We aren’t simply doing classwork assignments, the program allows us to address real problems that are occurring and produce realistic and quality recommendations to fix them.
Jesse Bennett, (MIA ‘21), Associate Director for Program Administration, Church World Service
I cannot speak highly enough of Baruch and the Marxe School, from the expertise and dedication of esteemed professors to the support from my fellow graduate students over the past 3 years to arrive at this point.
Bree Reynolds, (MIA ’22), Account Supervisor, BerlinRosen
The cohort model of the EMPA program is a great way to do an MPA. The support and resources we are able to give each other is one of the most valuable parts of the program. We are able to force-multiply our collective wisdom and drive to create far better work than would be possible individually.
Niels Hansen, (Executive MPA ‘21), Creative Director and Founder of Hansen Creative Services
Being a part of the EMPA program has been a real-time lesson in leadership and management, both personally and professionally.
Lydia Aponte, (Executive MPA ‘22), Director of Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer, New York City Housing Development Corporation
The Executive MPA program has offered so much to my day to day; I leave each class thinking about how to implement what I have learned that week. I have learned so much from my amazing cohort. The perspectives, insight, and support shared has made my experience in the Executive MPA meaningful in a way I didn’t expect.
Caroline Greig, (Executive MPA ‘21), Project Director, Anti-Trafficking Initiatives WestCoast Children’s Clinic
The Executive MPA program has been extremely rewarding so far. The classes are really engaging and challenging, and our cohort constantly supports each other both inside and outside of the classroom.
Gabrielle Mosquera, (Executive MPA ‘20), Deputy Director, Teens for Food Justice
Being part of the Marxe Executive MPA program has been extraordinary and one of the best life choices I’ve made. I am constantly learning from our professors and my classmates, all who are experts in their fields.
Alejandro Cintron Carrasco, (Executive MPA ‘20), Deputy Director, NYS Office of Language Access
One of the best decisions I made in my life was to join Baruch’s Executive MPA program
Malini Singh McDonald (Executive MPA ’22), Executive Assistant and Deputy Chief Diversity Officer, New York State Department of Financial Services
One of the best career development moves Ive made was to get an Executive MPA at Baruch College
Amar Rajwani (Executive MPA ’22), Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, American Journalism Project
Participating in the EMPA program was the best decision I have made. My cohort and the professors were fantastic and I will miss them all dearly.
Tess McRae, (Executive MPA ‘20), Vice President, The Parkside Group
The challenges ahead will be new for me and will allow me to utilize all that the many lessons I’ve obtained from my Executive MPA. I am most confident in my abilities and know that all my colleagues from Baruch – fellow classmates from Cohort 28 and my professors – will be there to answer a question or provide me with needed information or just be there to listen. I am part of the Baruch School of Public Affairs family now – there is no greater gift.
Michelle Malanga, (Executive MPA ’13), Local Trial Management, ICON plc
I look back on my time at the School and I know it helped me to become an Empire Fellow in the second largest government within the United States.
Ron Zacchi, (Executive MPA ’13), Director of LGBTQ+ Affairs, New York State Executive Chamber
Without the degree, I would have never been able to step into his very big shoes and take the organization to the next level of growth, not only from the perspective of credentials, but in terms of leadership development, management skills, and technical know-how as well.
Chris Hanway, (Executive MPA ’13), Executive Director of the Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a student in the Executive MPA program at the Marxe School. The quality of education is truly top-notch. I appreciate that the professors have real-world experience upon which to draw and that they consistently bring in guest lecturers who add timely and practical content to our curriculum.
Ari Gershman, (Executive MPA ‘21), Executive Vice President of Lesbian and Gay Democratic Club of Queens
The Executive MPA has been incredibly fulfilling academically and also instrumental in developing my professional skills.
Charles Anderson, (Executive MPA ‘21), Director of Government Affairs, NYC Department of the Aging
The Executive MPA program was a tipping point in my career by shaping my understanding of public policy and administration. [It] provided a collaborative learning environment that prepared me for participant engagement, employee interactions, management development, financial awareness, board governance and fundraising.
Charles A. Archer, (Executive MPA ’11), President and Chief Executive Officer of One Hope United
At the Marxe School, I learned how to be a more capable manager, acquired better tools for program planning and evaluation, gained valuable insights about public regulations surrounding nonprofits, and developed my budgeting, marketing, and communications skills. This had an immediate impact on my daily activities at work. An added bonus was the tremendously valuable network of colleagues I acquired—both the people in my own cohort, those in other cohorts, and the professors and practitioners, many of whom have become trusted resources and advisors, as well as good friends. On a professional level, many more doors were open to me after I received my Executive MPA and, within two years of graduation, I moved into a more senior leadership position, directing fundraising activities for a mid-size nonprofit.
Liz Fallon Culp, (Executive MPA ’12), Senior Fundraising Consultant, Julep Consulting
The Executive MPA program was extremely beneficial both professionally and personally. It provided the opportunity to develop my management and leadership skills with a breadth of courses that ranged from financial planning, program development, and policy analysis. As an added value, the cohort model was ideal as I was studying with like-minded professionals who also had very specific goals and were focused on succeeding and more importantly helping each other through the program. Today, I continue to stay in contact with most of my classmates from my cohort.
Angela Gonzalez-Perez, (Executive MPA ’12), Vice President, Operations at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital
The Executive MPA introduced me to executive level professionals in the public sector who became mentors and connectors to people in fields and organizations I was interested in working within. Their years of experience were invaluable to my professional growth.
Jason Loughran, (Executive MPA ’16), Senior Advisor of Intergovernmental Affairs, NYC Veterans’ Services (DVS)
My Baruch cohort mates, staff, and faculty encouraged me to continue in the program. The first class education and the personal support from Baruch has led me to want to pay it forward. I have also endowed a scholarship, which brings me such joy and satisfaction. I often say that “I bleed Baruch blue.” I love this school. Full stop. Period.
Janet Dewart Bell, (Executive MPA ’99), Communications Strategist, Management Consultant, and Author
The Marxe Executive MPA had what I was looking for and I am grateful for everything I learned from all of the professors and government professionals who instructed me during my years at Baruch.
Maria Osorio, (Executive MPA ’08), Chief Diversity Officer, NYC Mayor’s Office of Contract Services
“I learned alongside a cohort of diverse and civic-minded professionals who became like a family to me. Our professors had real-world leadership experience at high levels of local, state, and federal government, and pushed us to develop how we think about big questions of equity, equality, and the common good — lessons I still use in my work today. There’s no question that my education at Baruch fully prepared me to succeed in the job I have now and has laid the groundwork for my future success.”
Amar Rajwani, (Executive MPA ’22), Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, American Journalism Project
After a 36-year break from my first college experience, my time at Baruch was both interesting and rewarding. My professors made my return a great learning experience.
Mark Tria, (BSPA ‘20), Supervisor of Mechanics, FDNY
My experience at Marxe was truly rewarding. I’ve gotten the chance to work with and meet like-minded individuals who are passionate about social change.
Aissata Mousa, (BSPA ‘20), Session Assistant, New York State Assembly
Professors are always willing to be a resource and to guide students/alumni through the nonprofit and government industries which will undoubtedly continue to help the School inspire future change agents.
Farhana Hassan (BSPA ’14), Assistant General Counsel, New York City Housing Development Corporation
My favorite class was Professor Rob Walsh’s in economic development. It was in this class that I learned about business improvement districts and how anchor institutions can impact a community. For one of our classes, Rob took us to Union Square, where he explained about the transformation of the neighborhood and his role in its development. I am also thankful that he encouraged me to apply for the Coro Fellowship!
Martin Schmid (BSPA ’16) Manager, Economic Development and Special Projects at Exchange Place Alliance
When I was accepted into Baruch, I attended the Student Welcome Reception and was immediately sold by the BSPA program’s pitch. The BSPA program offered me a degree that was broad enough to allow me to explore my interests, yet specialized enough to be applicable to real-world challenges and scenarios. The BSPA program has helped me unearth my passion for sustainability and green infrastructure.
Miguelina Portorreal (BSPA ’17), Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
Absolutely fantastic professors and advisors in the department. I feel like I am learning meaningful things about policy and government institutions that I can put to work in a variety of careers.
Erika Smithson (BSPA ’17), Data Analyst, VoteShield
I deeply value the education that I got in the Marxe School’s BSPA program. The program provided me with a solid grounding in economics, statistics, policy tradeoffs, research practices, and political communication and message framing.
Rasheed Malik, (BSPA ‘13), Senior Director, Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress
At BSPA I felt a sense of community and if I saw an opportunity that I was interested in, all I had to do was to ask and I knew it would happen with the support of administrators.
Hermanoschy Bernard, (BSPA ‘19), Analyst, Karp Strategies
Many of my classes were instrumental in my professional growth
Donald Duggan (MPA ’20), Owner, Duggan Consulting LLC; Relationship Manager, The Center for Fair Futures
Marxe pushed me out of my comfort zone in all the right ways. Both students and faculty go out of their way to help their peers – from sharing insights on courses to job openings – they want to see you succeed.
Joanna Green (MPA ’21), Excelsior Fellow/Public Health Specialist, New York State Department of Health
I’m so grateful for my time at the Marxe School. I had professors who were absolutely top-notch, and I actively appreciate what I got from them.
Kim Sillen (MPA ’20), Co-Founder, The Largest Generation: A Youth Voter Advocacy Project
My MPA experience at the Marxe School has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life. I had the privilege of connecting with some of the city’s brightest graduate students, making lasting friends, collaborating with some of the most compassionate professors I know. I am grateful for the high quality of education that the Marxe School provided me with during my MPA. I am confident that it will propel me to where I want to be in life. It is a blessing to have the opportunity to learn from several caring and well-experienced professors; connect and befriend numerous outstanding students. without resources from the Marxe School, I am not sure that I would [have gotten] this far this fast!
Joel Desouve (MPA, ’19), New York City Council
I can honestly say that I’ve gotten everything I wanted from my Marxe MPA experience plus more. My cohort is amazing, they bring real world experience to class discussions that always push me to look at things from different perspectives and I’ve met colleagues that I’m going to be friends with for a lifetime. Everyone at Marxe is invested in our success from Career Services to faculty to quantitative tutoring. One of my main reasons for coming to the Marxe School was to become more well rounded, and during my time here I’ve had the opportunity to add a lot of new tools to my toolkit and polish some old ones as well.
Jael Henry (MPA ‘21), Senior Associate, The Raben Group
One of the best decision I ever made after moving to the United States was to do my second Masters degree at Baruch College’s Marxe School. It is one my most cherished journeys: I met some really inspiring people, I made life long relationships and I was able to recognize my full potential as a future professional.
Nourine Bhimani, (MPA ‘20), Assistant Director: Wasserman Center for Career Development, NYU School of Professional Studies
My experience in the MPA program exceeded my expectations by far. Having the experience to participate in the Washington program was incredibly rewarding and has helped build up my career experiences.
Matthew Waldman, (MPA ‘20), Capital and Real Estate Initiatives, The New York Public Library
These last few years at the Marxe School have been full of rewarding experiences, all of which were shared by an incredible group of classmates, and an unbelievably supportive faculty. Each class allowed me to both gain new insights into the world of Public Administration and Health Care Policy, and further develop my skills to hopefully make an impact in this field. Thank you, Baruch, for all your support and guidance, and thank you classmates for allowing me to learn through your experiences.
Sharan Kakania, (MPA ‘20), Senior Associate, RSM US LLP
It has been an enjoyable, fruitful, and unforgettable journey of studying at Baruch College. I have explored endless opportunities for my future career and life by pursuing my Master’s degree in Public Administration.
Critical thinking, problem-solving, and taking care of each other are the spirits that Baruch College has imparted on us, which would help us go through this difficult time. I could not accomplish my academic success without all the support and guidance from Baruch College’s extraordinary staff and faculty.
Jun Chen, (MPA ‘20)
I came to Marxe wanting to better understand how the city, state, and federal government systems really worked, I wanted to really grasp what truly made them tick. I leave Marxe ready to start the next chapter of my career, prepared and ready to serve the people of this great city and state. Thank you for helping me find the path.
Jessica Baker Vodoor, (MPA ‘20), President & CEO, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
As a second time Baruch graduate I experienced my share of hardships in completing both undergrad and graduate degrees. There was always a reason not to complete either program. However, one thing I learned from Baruch and more specifically‚ as student body population, is perseverance, tenacity, and the unyielding will to push forward. As I look back at my time at Baruch, I am proud to have pushed forward and feel empowered to create a legacy that can inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.
Congratulations class of 2020! We made it!
Elizabeth Acosta, (MPA ‘20), Assistant Vice President, International Fund Services LLC
Throughout my time in the MPA program, I have learned more about life than I could have predicted from peers and Professors from around the globe.
Felicia Crivello, (MPA ‘20), Deputy Legislative Director to NYS Senator Monica R. Martinez
I am extremely appreciative of the School and National Urban Fellows experience, the knowledge gained, and the relationships formed.
Madeleine Villanueva, (MPA ’14), English – Spanish Interpreter, Kelly
My time at Baruch College had a profound impact on my professional and personal life. Each of my courses provided me with a strong academic foundation in public administration. From using various budget tools, to creating logic models or evaluating public policy, the skills I gained from my courses are put to use every day. I was able to gain unique leadership skills, which shaped my approach to successful professional and personal relationship building. After graduating, I entered the workforce as a more dynamic leader with experience in public policy decision-making, prepared to make a difference.
Saira Qureshi, (MPA ’12), Chief, Cooperative Agreements Branch at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CUNY has been critical for my success as an immigrant – especially the School of Public Affairs and Baruch College. In my case, the exposure to professors that have been in politics, not-for-profit organizations, government, and advocacy work really help me to understand the realities of all these areas. The biggest value of all my time at Baruch was the fact that 90% if not 100% of my professors were professionals that were exposed directly to what they were teaching.
John-Moreno Escobar, (MPA ’14), Director of Growth, The National Society of Leadership and Success
I am the person that I am today thanks in a big part to CUNY, to Baruch and to the School of Public Affairs! I found my true passion thanks to the School, and for that I am eternally grateful!
Angelica Martinez, (MPA ’14), Deputy Director of Policy and Research, New York State Senate
Studying at Baruch’s School of Public Affairs was an amazing experience. In addition to being a student, I also received graduate assistantships during my entire tenure, which afforded me the opportunity to work as assistant to Dean David Birdsell.
Diane Hibbert, (MPA ’07), Department Fund/Project Manager II, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
I learned so much from the diverse student body at Baruch and their many different opinions and experiences. I continue to be inspired by the dedication that both professors and students showed toward public service and the improvement of our community.
Melissa Rosen, (MPA ’10), Director of Strategic Engagement and Operations, Elluminate
The MPA laid the groundwork and foundational knowledge for me to succeed in leadership positions.
Stephanie Roth, (MPA ’08), Executive Director, Administration, Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment
The Baruch MPA helped take my career to another level. I gained invaluable insights, developed my network, and it focused me professionally. It specifically helped me gain an intimate understanding of the relationship between the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, and how they must collaborate to ensure a vibrant New York City.
Mauricio Garcia, (MPA ’11), Senior Vice President, UnidosUS
I truly believe that I am a better leader because of my education at Baruch.
Angela Gustus, (MPA ’10), CEO, The CMAG Group
This program is wonderful and the faculty is amazing. I had the best time during my MPA, and this program made me realize that nonprofit development is what I want to do. I also met some of the smartest and kindest people there, both students and professors.
I would do it again.
Elena Walker, (MPA ’14), Manager of Individual Giving & Special Events at The New York Foundling
Their passion for students to learn, expertise in their respective fields and guidance were instrumental in my own passion to learn and excel. Not only have they inspired me but I will always draw from their practical approach to teaching as a model for my future endeavors and challenges in life.”
Scott Castillo, (MPA ’15), Ambassador, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
I’ve had some of the best professors of my academic career at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, mixing real-world experience and classroom learning. Thank you so much Baruch College.
Nicholas Cannell, (MPA ’16), Director of Patient Engagement & Community Health, Hudson River HealthCare, Inc. (HRHCare)
My MPA has allowed me to grow within the non-profit sector and given me tools to move into leadership roles. Through my MPA I have also extended my professional network which act as both resources and a source of support.
Mery Hackman, (MPA ’14), Grant Writer/Project Manager at YAI
I’ve always been a planner. I think that is what pushed me to get my MPA at Baruch. I wanted to learn how successful organizations operated. Being able to apply the skills I learned during the program (financial management, data analysis, administration) throughout my career in both admin and operations as well as fundraising has been really beneficial. I really appreciated the courses Baruch offered.
Saran Kaba, (MPA ’09), Co-Founder & COO, Guinee Espoir
The Marxe School is a great bang for your buck. While at the School, I was able to take classes with great professors with ample experience in their field, and I made friendships with classmates who I admire. The Marxe School attracts a diverse student body from different professional backgrounds and in different stages in their career, and this was definitely an asset I valued in the classroom. Lastly, it’s a great location!
Jenny Coronel, (MPA ’16), Excelsior Fellow at the New York State Office for New Americans
I gained a very robust education in how public organizations work as well as how to effectively engage with agency leadership. It looks different communicating with a commissioner or deputy secretary versus a CEO. The Marxe School helped me to understand how to speak their language and identify what public organization priorities are. I also learned how to drive change in public organizations through policy as well as operational improvements.
The case studies that we had to review and comment on were eye-opening. I have found in my current role drawing back on some of the case studies for baselines data as we look at improving some New York State agencies’ public facing processes.
Tahesha Woodson, (MPA ’13), Deputy Director, New York State Lean
My MPA from Baruch gave me a very useful set of analytical tools and techniques that I used in NYC government (albeit very briefly) but certainly more extensively in my 25 years working within the Jewish community. Having knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and program design and evaluation was extremely valuable in a not-for-profit setting.
Evan Kent, (MPA ’84), Cantor, Prayer Leader, Educator, and Singer
The MPA program at Baruch was a great experience. I think often students start these sorts of programs with lofty ideas about how policy should be, and Marxe School professors really challenged us to think those ideas through. While I went through the policy analysis track, Baruch made sure I still got enough exposure to nonprofit administration to be able to figure out how to run a successful organization. I also think it was a great asset that not only did many of my professors have real-world experience to share, but many of my classmates were working in relevant jobs while taking classes. They were often able to provide additional real-world examples to supplement in-classroom learning. I’m still learning from my fellow alums. The diversity of lived experience at Baruch is one of its greatest assets.
Benjamin Orr, (MPA ’08), Founder, President, & CEO at Maryland Center on Economic Policy
The Marxe School provided a foundation that helped me to excel in my career. When I look back over what I have been able to accomplish, I am grateful for the lessons that I was able to use throughout my government career and now as an entrepreneur within the social sector.
Kimberly O’Neil, (MPA ’00), CEO and Principal Consultant, The Giving Blueprint
Excellent program, excellent professors, and amazing students!
Chaththa Lokuge, (MPA ‘15)
The Marxe School ended up being the perfect combination of great professors, convenient location, and affordable enough that, with some additional side jobs, I could pay out of pocket.
Kathryn Howard, (MPA ’14), Director of Planning, New York City Emergency Management Department
The Marxe MPA experience helped me in three key ways. The first was quality instruction which allowed me to build skills that were valued in the workforce; the second was the network and strong relationships that I built during my time at the school; the third was clarity around my goals and future career path.
Konstantin Zborovskiy, (MPA ’16), Public Sector Executive Specializing in Strategy & Operations, Health and Human Services
I searched around other MPA similar programs and the Marxe School still offered the best education and networking opportunities in terms of gaining real world perspectives.
Kenneth Archbold, (MPA ’19), Department Coordinator, Ford Foundation
I really enjoyed my experience in the Marxe School as there were so many opportunities to learn, connect and grow as a leader no matter the track you were in. The professors were amazing and I truly believe I received a top notch education at a great bargain!
Lakimja Mattocks, (MPA ’14), Chief Talent and Equity Officer, LEAP
The MPA program at Baruch was extremely valuable in terms of coursework that directly related to the real-world and providing me skills that I still use today. Most importantly, the Marxe MPA made me aware of all the career possibilities that are out there.
Ben Stang, (MPA ’16), Director of Healthcare Workforce Strategy, Social Venture Partners Connecticut
The Marxe School’s instructors remain memorable to me for their diversity and their teaching styles, but also for their belief in excellence.
Nicole Halsey, (MPA ’08), Executive Director, Contract Monitoring at NYC Department of Social Services
I really experienced a community of support at Baruch that enriches me professionally, academically, and personally to this day.
Peter Raucci, (MPA ’13), Associate Vice President, The Posse Foundation
I got a lot of kind and generous support from the Marxe School, and I look forward to paying back their efforts.
Wooserk Park, (MPA ‘19), Research Program Manager, Research Foundation of The City University of New York
My time at Marxe was lovely. I was personally going through a lot of change in my life and I felt challenged professionally to keep growing.
Roy Frias, (MPA ‘18), Associate Banker, JPMorgan Chase
Throughout my career, I’ve applied various skills I learned during my Marxe MPA experience. In my current position, I use those skills to enhance our office operations, develop relationships with other offices and outside partners and empower teammates through special assignments.
Jonathan Prevost, (MPA ‘16), Program Officer, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Because of [the Marxe School], I’ve been able to approach issues with a variety of lenses, depending on what a given situation calls for. I have a multitude of strategies in my back pocket, I can make arguments from many different perspectives and most importantly, I can understand and dismantle opposing arguments. I would never be where I am today without my time at Marxe, and I’m so grateful for that.
Amanda Wallwin, (MPA ‘12), State Policy Advocate, Innocence Project
I always tell people that while I learned a lot from my professors at Baruch, I really learned the most from my classmates. Baruch has this unique ability to attract established professionals in their industry who are looking to move up in their careers. Hearing their perspectives in class, learning from them about the realities of their jobs in government and/or non-profits was invaluable. They helped to ground me in the realities of the professional world that I would encounter when I graduated, and challenged me to think in new ways about a number of issues.
Kristina Wilson-Rocheford, (MPA ‘13), Senior Writer/Communications, Environment & Supply Chain Innovation, Apple
The Marxe MPA experience helped me in three key ways. The first was quality instruction which allowed me to build skills that were valued in the workforce; the second was the network and strong relationships that I built during my time at the school; the third was clarity around my goals and future career path.
Konstantin Zborovskiy, (MPA ‘16), Public Sector Executive Specializing in Strategy & Operations, Health and Human Services
If you want to live and work in New York City, you cannot beat the network you will become a part of as a Marxe Alum. l loved the instant sense of community that came from meeting and learning from so many people with shared passions.
Jeanette Duffy, (MPA ‘12), Chief Impact Officer, iMentor
Attending the Marxe School is a great privilege – it’s afforded me some of the most honest, difficult and eye-opening dialogues about the future we envision and how we plan to get there. My courses, professors and peers bring depth and a greater awareness to my own deeply held beliefs and provide pivotal insights into the underpinnings of public policy decisions and their impacts.
Maria Michalos, (MPA ‘19), Deputy Associate Administrator, Public Affairs at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Master of Public Administration from the Marxe School was very helpful in securing my current position. I believe the rigorous curriculum of the MPA program and competent faculty made me well-prepared for this role.
Edmund Asiedu, (MPA ‘17), Accessibility Policy Analyst, New York City Department of Transportation
Anything I have accomplished thus far in my federal career is thanks first and foremost to my many current and former colleagues in the federal service, as well as my former classmates and professors at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs.
Marc Boyd, (MPA ‘19), Special Assistant to the Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Data Analytics, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Baruch College MSPIA, thank you for the memories. As a prospective student, I remember receiving a call from a Marxe Ambassador who reached out to me for any questions that I had about the program. You went above and beyond then and now. From networking events, socials, to educational events and opportunities to improve personally and professionally, I am grateful for my experiences. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students of MSPIA that have contributed to my positive experience. Forever a Baruch Bearcat.
Asya Henriquez, (HEA ‘20), Admissions Counselor, CUNY Welcome Center
Quite simply, I would not have accomplished what I have without my experience at Baruch. I am one of the few dental educators with an advanced degree in education. Baruch’s talented faculty and diverse student body allowed me to develop the skills and confidence I needed to excel in my position as a teacher, researcher, and administrator.
Maureen McAndrew, (HEA ’05), Senior Director of Professional Development, NYU College of Dentistry
My education at Baruch has been invaluable. From my professors who were out working in the field and to my amazing classmates I learned as much inside as outside the classroom. Higher education is constantly evolving and I feel equipped with the tools to be innovative and continue advocating for public higher education in this country. I’ve been introduced to wonderful friends, connections and colleagues via this program.
Wynter Greene, (HEA ’12), Associate Director of Honors Program, Baruch College
I found all of my professors to be intellectually stimulating, engaging, and sincerely caring for their students. I made friends and professional connections, which make me a better and more well-rounded member of society today, and help prepares me for the next phase of my career.
Michael Tanney, (HEA ’15), Senior Managing Director, Magnus Financial Group LLC
I really enjoyed (and enjoy!) my experience at the Marxe School. I found friends in many of my classmates and have kept in touch with several of my instructors as well.
Adrienne Bricker, Assistant Vice Provost for Enrollment Policy, Connection, and Technology, The Ohio State University