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"Studying at SIPA and living in NY, made me realize that the best way for me to make impact is working in the private sector."
"I've wanted to work at the UN since I was twelve years old."
"Two years ago, I never would have thought I would work in the start-up scene in New York"
"From a very young age I saw the power of education can transform peoples' lives."
"As a leader you're not just trying to develop more followers, you’re trying to empower the people around you."
Hometown: Lisbon, Portugal
Before SIPA: Worked in private sector renewables and as an adviser at the European Union delegation to the United Nations
Goals: Renewable energy consulting
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Before SIPA: Israel Government Fellow, Israel Patent Office, Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem
Goals: Career in risk analysis and diplomacy.
Hometown: Aichi, Japan
Before SIPA: Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI)
Goals: Work at METI on economic and international trade policies to stimulate the Japanese economy.
Hometown: Palo Alto, California
Before SIPA: Housing and resources specialist at Inspiration Corporation
Goals: Human rights advocacy and program implementation and evaluation, particularly in the areas of transitional justice, and business and human rights.
Hometown: Fair Oaks, California
Before SIPA: Worked as a journalist in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Washington, D.C., with a focus on international affairs
Goals: Continue working in international media and focus on press freedom worldwide.
Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Before SIPA: Credit risk analyst at Citibank
Goals: Work at a development bank
Hometown: Ensenada, Mexico
Before SIPA: Worked at the World Bank in the Mexico country office for five years
Goals: ICT and innovation management for humanitarian affairs and development projects; working with and for refugees.
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Before SIPA: Conditional cash transfers in Indonesia for Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
Goals: Work on health and education interventions to alleviate poverty and build human capital.
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Before SIPA: Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Goals: Work on sustainable and responsible resource extraction in post-conflict societies.
Hometown: Bethel, CT
Before SIPA: George Washington University 2014, Fulbright Scholar - Morocco
Goals: U.S. Foreign Service Officer
Hometown: Belmont, MA
Before SIPA: Media Development
Goals: Design and manage ICT for development projects
Hometown: Seaside, Florida
Before SIPA: Mass Atrocity and Human Trafficking Prevention Foundation
Goals: Work in Washington, D.C. on security and human rights in low-intensity conflicts
Hometown: San Diego, California
Before SIPA: TEDxBerkeley Organizer
Goals: Transform how citizens engage with urban environments through interactive art and technology projects.
Hometown: Kabul, Afghanistan
Before SIPA: Director of Public Affairs at Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Afghanistan
Goals: To unlock the economic and energy potential of South and Central Asia through serving in the region in private and public sector.
Hometown: Queens Village, NY
Before SIPA: Economics and Political Science Double Major at Columbia University and International Sales Planning at Ralph Lauren
Goals: After graduation, I’d like to work in a position that allows me to integrate social impact within the ever changing business landscape. My long-term goals are to work as a public official focusing on economic development and urban affairs.
Hometown: London, England
Before SIPA: Lawyer with Allen & Overy LLP, Policy Advisor to Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Goals: Combine my love for law and international relations with mindfulness and become a peace mediator. In the meantime, continue to work at the UN in order to deepen my knowledge of diplomacy, state building and crisis management.
Hometown: Cali, Colombia
Before SIPA: Senior Treasury Analyst at General Electric Capital
Goals: Apply my private sector skills and passion for social change to the growing field of Social Entrepreneurship
Before SIPA: TEDx Organizer, Director of Communications at Jerusalem Venture Partners
Goals: Launch and scale Terranga, a social enterprise that I co-founded with a fellow SIPA student. We’re building a mobile peer-to-peer platform that connects travelers looking for authentic experiences with locals around the world.
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