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Class of 2011
Siddharth Chatterjee MPP '11recently left the Red Cross to take a new position with the UNFPA (UN Population Fund) Representative for Kenya. He joined Devin Thorpe on his show, "Your Mark on the World," to discuss polio, child soldiers and sexual and gender based violence.
Aaron Jackson MPA '11 was awarded the Superior Honor Award by the U.S. Embassy, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This is an award of the U.S. Department of State and is presented to a group or individual in recognition of a special act or service or sustained extraordinary performance covering a period of one year or longer.
Class of 2010
Mariko Hayashi MPA '10, recently translated a conversation between Sheryl Sandberg and Prime Minister Abe. Click here for the conversation
I finished my undergrad at WWS in 2010 and worked for two years in Newark, NJ on prisoner reentry issues. In addition to working on employment challenges with clients returning home from prison, I also drafted municipal and state-level legislation related to criminal background checks, worked with the New Jersey Department of Corrections on in-prison education policy and helped secure a pardon from Governor Christie for a client. I then worked for a year in the Appeals Bureau at the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. I began law school this year at New York University as a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar, where I hope to continue to work on barriers to successful prisoner reentry.
Matt Westmoreland '10 was featured as one of Creative Loafing Atlanta's "20 People to Watch" in 2014.
Class of 2009
MPA '09, I just took a new position as Co-Executive Director at AmeriCorps Alums!
Sue Miller, MPA '09 was recently interviewed by Aidpreneur about her role as director of programming and training for the Peace Corps in Georgia.
Class of 2008
Mark Crow, MPA ’08, Major, U.S. Army, Fort Drum, NY, writes:
"I am the Brigade Operations Officer for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division in charge of training and preparing nearly 4,000 Soldiers. We have spent the last 15 months preparing to redeploy to Afghanistan to serve as a Security Force Assistance Brigade. Rather than conduct traditional counterinsurgency operations, our brigade will be focused on advising and assisting the Afghan National Army and the Afghan National Police in the eastern mountainous provinces of Afghanistan. Our focus will not only be on their institutional and operational capacity, but also on the linkages between the security forces and the civilian leadership at the provincial level (governors, police chiefs, intelligence services, etc)."
The Washington Post did a story on April 29 on U.S. efforts to counter the influence of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in central Africa, featuring my role as a State Department civilian embedded in a Special Forces mission. I just returned to DC after two years in this assignment. Jon Gandomi is MPA '08.
Class of 2006
Therese Lee, MPA/JD ’06, Global Ethics & Compliance Counsel, Google, Inc., Mountain View, CA, was recognized in the most recent issue of the Ethisphere Institute’s monthly magazine as a Top Ethics & Compliance Officer in its 2013 Attorneys Who Matter honors. http://ethisphere.com/magazine/attorneys-who-matter/