alumni news

Many of the School's alumni have taken on prestigious roles at leading nonprofit organizations, government offices, city agencies, and other public policy institutions in the tri-state area and beyond. Check this page for updates on how many of our 7,000+ alumni have made an impact in the field of public policy.

If you'd like to share a recent accomplishment with us, please contact MSPIA's Alumni Relations Office.


  • Allison Sesso (MPA, 2003), Executive Director of the Human Services Council (HSC), New York, NY.
  • Denise L. Pease (MPA, National Urban Fellows (NUF) Program, 1983) Regional Administrator, U.S General Services Administration, Northeast and Caribbean Region, New York, NY.
    Recently named one of the 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business by The Network Journal.
  • Mosharraf Zaidi (MPA 2001), Founder and Campaign Director of Alif Ailaan, a Pakistani alliance for education reform.
    Recognized by The World Economic Forum as a 2014 Young Global Leader, for heading a global campaign to improve the quality of education for children in Pakistan.
  • Yelky Ramos Perez (BS, Public Affairs, 2012), Intake Specialist, Her Justice, New York, NY.
  • Sangya Singh (BS, Public Affairs 2013) News and Media Division, United Nations.
  • Caitlin Hannon (BS, Public Affairs, 2010), Executive Director, Teach Plus, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Doran Chan, (MPA, Public Affairs, 2009), eLearning Assistant, HealthCare Chaplaincy for palliative care.
  • Maya Lupa (MSEd 2009), Assistant Director, College Advisement, MDYHS, New York, NY.
  • Abe Goldschmidt (BS, Public Affairs, 2008) Assistant State Attorney at Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
  • John Lisyanskiy (BS, Public Affairs, 2005), Assistant Legislative Counsel, New York City Council.