Regional MPA-DP Alumni Ambassadors are a network of dedicated volunteers who serve as points of contact for SIPA and MPA-DP Alumni activities around the world.


South America

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cassia Moraes MPA-DP '15
Cassia has experience working on sustainable development and international cooperation in the public, private and third sectors. She has been working at the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change as their Deputy Executive Coordinator, and she is also the Founder and CEO of Youth Climate Leaders  She follows major global processes on sustainable development, having attended the Rio+20 and several UN Climate Conferences (COPs). Previously, Cassia has worked with civic engagement at CIVICUS, international cooperation for sustainable development at the Brazilian Mission at the UN, the UNDP, and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

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Shangai, China

Hongxiang Huang MPA-DP '13
Hongxiang Huang 黄泓翔
is China House's founder and director. Since 2011, working with international media and NGOs, Huang has reported on and researched Chinese overseas investment and socio-environmental conflict in Africa and Latin America. Through his investigative work, he has witnessed firsthand the challenges of Chinese overseas investment in emerging economies: environmental destruction, labor disputes, community conflict, and illegal trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn. His investigation into the global ivory trade was featured in the Oscar-shortlisted film The Ivory Game, executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio. Dr. Jane Goodall has called Huang “my hero” for his courage in fighting for elephants. Huang holds
degrees from Fudan University and Columbia University.