Professional program combining training in policy analysis, management, and academics: economics, statistics, political science, evaluation, education.
Microeconomics and Policy Analysis; Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis (each was a year-long course)
Public Policy Practicum; Public Policy Clinic (each was a year-long course)
Public Management; Financial Management in Government
Federal Education Policy Institute (see description below)
Nonprofit Sector: Policy and Management (see description below)
History and Politics of the European Union; Social Science and Public Policy; Comparative Public Policy
Social Welfare Policy; Sociology of Urban Education; Evaluation in Education: Institutions, Programs, Curricula
Audited: Nonprofit Health Care Delivery; Conflict through a Cultural Lens
Public Policy Clinic.
Federal Education Policy Institute.
Institute for Educational Leadership in cooperation with Teachers College, Columbia University.
Washington, DC, Winter 2003. Directed by Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan.
Interacted with policy leaders regarding topics such as standards and assessments, teacher quality, and the Presidential federal education policy initiative, No Child Left Behind. Examined current national educational reform issues and the federal government's role in education policy. One of a few masters' students in this doctoral-level seminar.
New York City Board of Education, Office of Community Partnerships, Brooklyn, NY
Internship: Summer 2002.Collaborated in and attended off-site outreach activities and division-wide team building and strategic planning retreat. Assisted with planning workshops for parents and the community.Researched and critiqued literature relevant to community- and faith-based school partnerships.
Nonprofit Management Student Consultant, Spring 2002.
Evaluated effectiveness of The Interchurch Center in serving tenant organizations' needs. Performed needs analysis, creating questionnaires surveying tenants and management regarding needs, mission, and vision. Provided direction to the tenants and management; analyzed results of questionnaires producing a report with recommendations regarding strengths and weaknesses, strategic planning and other management issues.
MPA Fellowship: Program Assistant
Columbia University Dept. of International and Public Affairs, 2002-2003.
Awarded full-year work-study fellowship appointment but accepted only fall semester.