Our student spotlight this month features MIA student Rosemond Yeboah who tells us about her interest in international affairs, her role as youth speaker representing the United Nation’s Environment Program’s (UNEP) Major Group for Children and Youth, and more.
Welcome to new professor Aaron Zack, who discusses his research on terrorism, domestic political violence, and international security, what he’ll be teaching this semester, and more in the academic year’s first Marxe faculty profile.
In this month’s student spotlight Sofia Trevisani talks about becoming an activist, her interest in immigration as the daughter of Brazilian immigrants, and her experience in the Marxe School’s undergraduate program, the BSPA.
Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs (BSPA) student, Staci Steinfeld tells us about her internship at the New York State Senate, being a peer mentor in the Baruch Dean’s Scholars honors program, and more.
In this spotlight, EMPA student Somia El-Rowmeim talks about her role as director at the Women’s Empowerment Coalition of NYC, her involvement in the Union of Arab Women, and what drives her love of community.
Breanna Leung is a student who comes from a fashion background, having majored in international trade and marketing, before coming to Marxe for her Master in International Affairs degree. How do the pieces fit? She talks about that and more, including her public affairs role at NYC Health + Hospitals in Kings County, her internship with the U.S. Trade Administration, and more.
In this month’s spotlight, we speak to the Distinguished Lecturer and Faculty Director of the Executive MPA (EMPA) program, Nicole Gordon. She talks about the EMPA experience, what makes its students remarkable, her new co-authored book, and more.
In this month’s alumni spotlight, MPA alumna Alidia Vane tells us about her job as Planner for Augusta County in Virginia, her past role at NYC Parks, and how the Marxe School has helped her pursue a career in community engagement.
In this month’s Legacy Spotlight, we revisit then new Professor Scott Evenbeck, who talks about his teaching and involvement in the Higher Education Administration program, CUNY’s role in the future of New York City, and more.
In this month’s alumni spotlight, Marxe alumnus Donald Duggan talks about his interest in nonprofits and youth welfare, and how the MPA program allowed him to become a better equipped leader in the field of child welfare.
Diversity is a critical part of SPIA’s identity, more than half of our students and alumni are from traditionally under-represented groups, and many of our professors engage in vital discourse and research projects concerning it. In this month’s Faculty Legacy Spotlight, we revisit Professor Ryan A. Smith who discusses the challenges of workplace diversity, his fascinating research projects (including an ongoing analysis of death row inmates’ last statements), and more.
Master of International Affairs (MIA) alumna Breanna Reynolds talks about solutions to the climate crisis; her role at the communications agency, BerlinRosen; and her Marxe MIA experience in this month’s alumni spotlight.
We speak to MPA student Malik James about his position with the New York City Council as Executive Director of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC), his hiatus from – and aspirations for – the MPA program, and more in this month’s student spotlight.
In this special Research Center-focused Legacy Faculty Spotlight from 2021, we talk to Associate Professor and Director of CNSM, George Mitchell, about his then new appointment as director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM).
This month we talk to MPA alumna Kim Sillen who is an artist and designer as well as Co-Founder of The Largest Generation: A Youth Voter Advocacy Project. She tells us about her artistic approach to government projects, political activism and advocacy, and her Marxe MPA experience.
In our first student spotlight of 2023, we hear from Henry Chen who tells us about his role as Safety Manager at the MTA Headquarters’ Office of the Chief Safety Officer, his role as team leader for the BSPA program’s consulting project, and more.
We welcome Assistant Professor Ashley Gaskew to the Marxe School and discuss the two courses she is teaching during her first academic year at the School, her higher education-based research, and more.
In January’s alumni spotlight, we connect with Master of International Affairs alumna Anastacia Pal and discuss COVID-related legislation review, liaising with FEMA in her role as Regional Preparedness Liaison at Teracore Inc., and more.
Hear from our then-new faculty member, Associate Professor Angie Beeman, who tells us about the problem with certain progressive attitudes toward people of color, how she addresses the themes of racism and inequity in her teaching and how she believes race-based education will evolve in the near future.
In this month’s alumni spotlight we spoke with MIA graduate and Excelsior Fellow, Robin Taylor. She tells us about her performing arts background, her goals for her Fellowship at the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, and more.
In this Legacy Spotlight we welcomed then-new professor Scott Evenbeck to the School and spoke about his teaching and involvement in the Higher Education Administration program, CUNY’s role in the future of New York City, and more.
MPA student, Jacques St.Cloud, shares with us his program experience at the Marxe school, the achievements and challenges he’s faced throughout his career, shares details of his current position, and more.
In this Legacy Spotlight from 2020, Professor Casey talks about his approach to teaching, his research projects (including one on skiing, which he describes as typically a “rich person’s sport”), and his time away on sabbatical.
We speak to Excelsior Fellow and Marxe MPA alumna, Joanna Green, about her summer position working as a VISTA NYC Program Coordinator for the Summer Associate Program at Hunger Free America, her involvement with the MPA club, her time as a Graduate Research Fellow and Teaching Assistant working with Professor Deborah Balk, and much more.
In this month’s Student Spotlight we speak with MPA candidate, Sandra Raafat. She tells us about her Marxe Dean’s Fellowship experience, her previous roles at the Marxe School, her interest in law and public policy, and much more.
In this Faculty Legacy Spotlight from 2017, we spoke to then new faculty member Rahul Pathak about the courses he’ll be teaching at the Marxe School, the research he has been doing, and his interests in public finance and social policy.
MIA alumna, Ashley Roselló, shares with us her experience while working as an Emergency Management Specialist at FEMA, why she decided to pursue an MIA degree at the Marxe School, how her studies have been while at the school, and more.
This month’s student spotlight, Amiyah Young (BSPA), is a highly accomplished individual who has been accepted for the nationally competitive Columbia Climate School Research for Undergraduates Program funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). We discuss her experience volunteering and assisting abroad, her time working at the New York State Senate, and more.
Marxe alumna, Samaira Kempner, recently started a new position as Onboarding Account Manager at Justworks! We discuss Samaira’s Hagedorn Internship class experience, the challenges she has faced while working for Dress for Success, and more.
Marxe MIA student, Tenneth Fairclough II, tells us about the organization and his role as Polling Analyst at Data for Progress, his journey throughout the years at the Marxe School, and what has driven him to pursue a MIA degree.
MPA Alumna, Maia Roseval, joins us to discuss her research with Professor Mampilly on African rebel groups and uprisings, her work for the Fund for the City of New York as a Community Planning Fellow, and what drove her to pursue a second Master’s degree.
MPA alumnus Patrick Masseo, Director of Strategic Initiatives at 1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds, tells us about his current position, his previous work experience, and the various work he had done as part of the COVID-19 response.
In this month’s Student Spotlight we speak with MPA student, Giselle Guerrero. She tells us about her current position as a consultant for El Barrio Bikes, and her role as a Community Planning Fellow at Fund for the City of New York.
Congratulations to Marxe Professor Don Waisanen for receiving the Con Edison Social and Behavioral Research Award! In this special edition of Faculty Spotlight, he tells us about his research which focuses on what prevents people from reporting gas leaks. The project stands to contribute to an understanding of what types of communication can motivate people to take action on important societal issues.
Director of Operations at the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD), Lauren Nye, tells us more about her role, the challenges she’s faced, and what drew her towards nonprofit operations.
In this month’s student spotlight we talk to Executive MPA student and Director of Youth & Community Partnerships at Trinity Church Wall Street, Jennifer Chinn about her background in arts and hospitality, subsequent transition to community engagement, and her Executive MPA experience at Marxe.
Marxe alumnus and Special Assistant to CM Rita Joseph & Infrastructure Policy Advisor at the New York City Council, Joel Desouve tells us all about his MPA experience; his research with Professor Pathak which studies budgets voted and executed for more than 20 years for Senegal, Uganda, Rwanda, and 30 other countries; and his various fellowships, internships, and more.
In this month’s student spotlight we talk with Katrell Lewis, who is taking the Urban Development and Sustainability track of the MPA program. Katrell tells us about his recent promotion at Habitat for Humanity, his Marxe School experience, and more.
The CUNY Institute for Demographic Research (CIDR), located at Baruch College, brings together demographers from throughout the University and is the focal point for demographic research and training taking place at CUNY. Professor Neil G. Bennett, who is the Director of CIDR, was among the group of faculty who helped to create this unique CUNY-wide initiative a decade ago. In this legacy spotlight, he talks with us about CIDR and his career in demography, what he enjoys most in teaching, and about his ongoing research projects.
Former Policy and Research Assistant at the Marxe School’s Howard J. Samuels State and City Policy Center, Wooserk Park discusses his research at the Center, what it’s like to work in research, and more.
In this legacy faculty spotlight we spoke 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.
We talk to Associate Professor George Mitchell about his new appointment as director of the Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management (CNSM) in this special Research Center-focused faculty spotlight.
Alumna and Projects’ Officer at Sustainable Caucasus, Sophiko Lomineishvili joins us to discuss her interest in climate and energy, her Master of International Affairs studies in climate and governance, and her professional efforts to address climate change.
Alumnus Rasheed Malik (who is Associate Director of Research for Early Childhood Policy at the Center for American Progress) tells us about the American problem of childcare access, his Marxe undergraduate experience in the BSPA program, and more.
We welcome new professor Scott Evenbeck to the School with a faculty spotlight on his teaching and involvement in the Higher Education Administration program, CUNY’s role in the future of New York City, and more.
In this special Mental Health Awareness Month spotlight, we speak to to alumna, self-described Social Impact Professional, and Senior Program Coordinator at the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, Kenya Kirkman.
Assistant Director of Education at New Alternatives for Children, Caroline Greig tells us about her career, her Marxe Executive MPA experience, and her take on the recent evolution of education and special education, for better or worse.
Hear from new faculty member, Associate Professor Angie Beeman who tells us about the problem with certain progressive attitudes toward people of color, how she addresses the themes of racism and inequity in her teaching and how she believes race-based education will evolve in the near future.
Alumna and Senior Policy Analyst at Coalition for the Homeless, Jacquelyn Simone is an advocate for the homeless in New York City. In this spotlight, she discusses the challenges of the pandemic on the homelessness crisis, the obstacles of hostile architecture and over-policing, the psychology behind how we think of the homeless, and more.
In this faculty spotlight from 2018 we welcomed new professor and Marxe Chair in the Master of International Affairs program, Asli Leblebicioglu with a chat about her research, the origin of her interest in international economics, her classes, and more.
MPA graduate Angelo Cabrera (who now works at the Marxe School as a researcher and Community Outreach Specialist) discusses the nonprofit he co-founded, Masa, which serves the undocumented and new immigrant community, and more in this month’s alumni spotlight.
In this legacy faculty spotlight Professor Cordero-Guzman discusses his recent sabbatical in which he engaged in a project focused on poverty in Puerto Rico, and his thoughts on the then-upcoming Master of International Affairs (MIA) program.
Fire Department of New York veteran Mark Tria came to Marxe via the School’s FDNY-BSPA program to upgrade his college education from Associate’s to Bachelor’s. In this spotlight he tells us about his experience in the FDNY, his transition to the Marxe School, and more.
In this legacy spotlight from 2016, we spoke with Michael Seltzerabout 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 month’s special alumni spotlight, we speak to Marny Smith who is both an alumna and Assistant Director of Graduate Career Services of the Marxe School. She tells us about her relationship with the Marxe community, what Marxe means to her, and her passion for maternal health including the US’ high stillbirth rate.
MPA alumna and Chief of Staff of Assembly Member Dan Quart at the New York State Assembly, Amanda Wallwin discusses how her focus on policy analysis while at Marxe prepared her for her career, her role at the NYS Assembly, and more.
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.