We speak to Fire Safety Education Administrator at the New York City Fire Department about her career, completing her degree after more than two decades in the Marxe School’s Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs-FDNY partnership program, and her experience as an Executive MPA student.
This month’s alumni spotlight features alumnus, Robert Biederman, who has had an eclectic career as an actor/writer, chose two areas of study while at the Marxe School, and is now a New York State Excelsior Service Fellow.
Director of Community Affairs for the New York State Assembly, Charlie Anderson tells us about his role in service of the office of Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick, his Executive MPA experience at the Marxe School, and what keeps him working in government.
Cutting-edge policy and research programs aren’t just explored in the classroom at the Marxe School. The School’s vital association with seven vibrant research centers allow students unprecedented exposure to experts and their research. We spoke with the Associate Professor and Executive Director of the New York Federal Statistical Research Data Center (NYRDC) about ongoing research efforts, including a project on preventive care for individuals with diabetes, and more.
In this special alumni spotlight, Marxe graduate and Director of Dedman College Records and Academic Services, John Georges tells the story of his MSEd experience, from personal to professional with ups and downs, and successes and failures.
Distinguished Lecturer, Michael Seltzer embodies this delivery of knowledge and expertise. We speak about his first experience working in West Africa in the nonprofit sector, what brought him to the Marxe School, and more.
We speak to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Policy at the NYC Department of Education Office of School Food, Stephen O’Brien about making sure communities are fed during the COVID-19 pandemic, his sense of civic duty, and more.
Senior Development Officer at the Asia Society Hong Kong Center in Hong Kong, Jeffers Kuo talks about his Marxe experience as an international student, his drive for nonprofit management, and his work at the Center.
Deputy Director of Leadership Giving at Baruch College, Lauren Braun recalls unexpected professional challenges, and tells us what drives her passion for nonprofits and fundraising in this month’s student spotlight.
How does improv performance relate to public affairs and administration? Communications expert Don Waisanen tells us about the overlap between these two seemingly disparate disciplines and more in this month’s faculty spotlight.
In this month’s spotlight we talk to Meredith Gray, alumna and executive director and co-founder of The Co-op School, a cooperative preschool through middle school in Brooklyn. She tells us about the School, her role, and the lessons she’s learned both there and at Marxe.
Master of International Affairs student, Sara Hoenes tells us all about her transition from professional dancer to international affairs student; her Washington Semester experience and subsequent trip to Sierra Leone – and more.
Kristina Wilson-Rocheford, who was recently senior manager in the Department of Executive Communications & Thought Leadership at Nestle Waters North America, tells us about her decision to get her MPA at Marxe, her past role at the United Nations, and more.
MPA alumna and Director of Plan Management at the NYC Emergency Management Department,Kathryn Howard tells us about the role’s challenges, her volunteer work with Animal Care Centers of NYC, and her Baruch Marxe experience.
Executive MPA student and and Deputy Director at Teens for Food Justice, Gabrielle Mosquera tells us all about her new role, passion for social action and justice, and more in this month’s student spotlight.
We speak to MPA alumnus and Department Coordinator for Natural Resources and Climate Change at the Ford Foundation, Kenneth Archibold. We discuss his role at the Foundation, educational experiences, and more.
Endowed Chair of International Affairs and Professor, Zachariah Mampilly tell us his thoughts about the Master of International Affairs program, his current fellowships, and the courses he will teach at the Marxe School.
We speak to MPA alumna and Chief Program Officer at Dress for Success Worldwide, Jeanette Duffy, covering her thoughts on the nonprofit sector, what she does at Dress for Success, and how her Marxe MPA experience contributed to her career.
September’s student spotlight is with Anna Yakubova (Executive MPA, ’12) who works at the NYC Department of Small Business Services on critical projects such as promoting diversity in small business ownership and for whom public service is a “passion.”
In this month’s alumni spotlight we speak to MPA alumna Ebony Meeks who was involved in both the Obama for America and Hillary for America campaigns. She discusses coming to terms with the campaigns’ different outcomes, her thoughts on the Marxe School, and more.
Maria Cruz Lee is a public sector strategist who helps organizations with digital, events, operations and branding. She was Digital Marketing Director at the City University of New York, building and managing the University-wide Digital Council, and is now Digital Marketing Director at City & State NY.
Distinguished Lecturer, Michael Seltzer speaks about his first experience working in West Africa in the nonprofit sector, The New York Community Trust Leadership Fellows (which he is director of), and more in this legacy faculty spotlight.
Maria Michalos’ passion for public service has taken her from a role in government to a nonprofit organization, advocating for environmental policy change and abroad in Marxe global programs as she works toward her MPA.
We speak to Vice President of Operations at The New 42nd Street, Jessica Baker Vodoor about her decision to return to school for an MPA, her experience running for office in Brooklyn, and her passion for the opportunities to effect change through becoming an elected public servant.
Professor, John Casey
After living, working, and studying all over the world, taking up residence in New York City was perfect for Professor John Casey.
Communications Strategist and Management Consultant, Executive MPA alumna, adjunct lecturer, and member of the Marxe Dean’s Advisory Board, Janet Dewart Bell recently published her first book, Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement.
We speak with Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships and Learning at Support Center for Nonprofit Management, Lakimja Mattocks about her affinity for nonprofit work, her mission, and her Marxe MPA experience.
Safety issues and emergencies can mean the difference between life and death in a hospital. Jory Guttsman – who directs safety and emergency management at NYC Health + Hospitals – tells us about the challenges he faces each day.
In this month’s faculty spotlight we speak to Assistant Professor, William Casey Boland about his punk rock past, how the teachings of punk rock relate to public affairs, and his interest on state and federal public policies on higher education.
Deputy Chief Operating Officer at the Office of Administration at the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, Maria Osorio tells us about the career path that led to this role and how the Executive MPA provided her with the tools to achieve success.
Director of Grants Management and Special Program Operations at Helmsley Charitable Trust, Chris Percopo tells us about his first foray into the nonprofit world and his experience in the Marxe MPA program.
We speak to Senior Investigator at the New York City Department of Education about her career, her experience in the Marxe Executive MPA program, and how she utilizes its lessons in service of “advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as preserving an enriched and safe educational environment for all students.”
We welcome back Distinguished Lecturer and newly appointed faculty director of the Higher Education Administration program, Jim McCarthy with a spotlight about his love of higher education, plans for the higher education administration program, and returning to the Marxe School.
For many in the Marxe community, philanthropy is a way to turn passion into action. We speak to alumnus and Associate Program Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust about this role, his experience with Marxe’s signature study away program, The Washington Semester, and more.
We welcome new professor (and alumnus!) William A. Ramos with a spotlight about his role in President Obama’s Administration as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, his return to the Marxe School, and more.
The Marxe School is known for its delivery of opportunity for students that go far beyond the lecture hall. We speak to Gohar about the opportunities the School has afforded her, her Huffington Post article on a topic she is passionate about — immigration, and her role at Literacy Partners.
We welcome new professor and Marxe Endowed Chair in the Master of International Affairs program, Asli Leblebicioglu to the Marxe School with a spotlight about her research, the origin of her interest in international economics, her upcoming classes, and more.
This month’s alumni spotlight focuses on an individual who has both breadth and depth of experience working at the United Nations. Ricardo Panchoo tells us about the challenges of the UN’s mission, his Marxe MPA experience, and more.
Why make the transition from private sector to public? In this month’s student spotlight, we speak with MIA student Claudia Huerta about her transition, the Marxe educational experience, and her interests in women’s rights and other issues.
In this month’s faculty spotlight, we speak to Former New York City Council Member and New York State Senator, Thomas Duane on becoming the first openly gay, HIV+ member of the City Council, his legislative achievements, and more.
What does Islam have to do with access to clean water? In this month’s faculty spotlight with new Marxe professor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, we go over Ibrahim’s book on the connection between Islam and environmentalism.
When we think of effecting change, storytelling is not often one of the tools we consider. In this month’s alumni spotlight, Peter Raucci discusses the importance of storytelling, his Marxe MPA experience, and more.
Mamta Melwani tells us about her Marxe experience including her favorite class and her degree focus on public policy analysis which provides her “with a strong platform to make a difference in communities.”
We speak with BSPA student Elsayed Osman about his approach to working and living, including civic actions from small to large, his involvement with the Baruch College Roosevelt Institute chapter, and working with the New York State Assembly.