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Pre-MPhil, PhD in Sustainable Development

Aaron Baum is a third-year student in the PhD program in Sustainable Development. His research interests are in development and health economics. He collaborates with Fonkoze, the largest microfinance bank in Haiti, City Health Works, a non-profit ..

PEPM 2002

Abdul Majid Yousfani currently works as a commercial counselor for the Embassy of Pakistan in Mexico. Why did you choose to attend PEPM? “I came to Columbia in the pursuit of knowledge and love for learning...

MPA Economic and Political Development

Abibata Shanni Mahama is a SIPA student pursuing an MPA degree with a concentration in Economic and Political Development. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana, Legon...

PEPM 2009

Ahiteme Houndonougbo is a graduate of the PEPM Class of 2009. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Economics at the University in Knoxville where he is a part-time Research Assistant for the Department of Economics...

MPA International Economic and Finance Policy

Prior to attending SIPA, Alec Oveis worked in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill and in journalism. He earned his B.A. in history from Yale.  While at SIPA, Alec served as the 2009-2010 MPA President on the School of International and Public ..

PEPM 2010

Alejandro Arreaza is a graduate of the PEPM Class of 2010. He is currently working for Barclays Capital as an Economist doing research for Latin American countries...

PhD in Sustainable Development

Tianbo Zhang is a first year PhD student in Sustainable Development. She graduated with Distinction from UC Berkeley with majors in Economics, Statistics and a minor in Public Policy in May 2013...

PhD in Sustainable Development

Aly Sanoh graduated from the Ph. D program in Sustainable Development. He is currently a consultant at the World Bank. He has worked on cost and access modeling of electrification in Senegal...

Post-MPhil, PhD in Sustainable Development

Amir Jina is a fifth year student in the Sustainable Development Ph.D. at Columbia. His research deals with the economic, health, and psychological impacts of the natural disasters in developing countries, using the tools of development economics...

PhD in Sustainable Development

Ana Varela Varela is in the PhD program in Sustainable Development. She is interested in how cities can both mitigate and adapt to the threats posed by climate change, as well as in the challenges of adequate water and sanitation provision in urban ..


Ana-María, a native of Colombia, talks about her career in development prior to joining SIPA and provides advice for prospective applicants. Why did you choose to study at SIPA? Since I was studying economics in my home country, Colombia, I ..

MIA Human Rights

Anahi Ayala Iacucci from Brescia, Italy, says she chose SIPA because of its tremendous worldwide reputation in international affairs. “Speaking with SIPA students while working and during my academic experience, I relished their knowledge and ..


Andrea has been working for the past two years as a Project Manager at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Port au Prince, Haiti.

MIA 2010: Second year MPA student, Management concentrator

Andrew Buher is a second year MPA candidate with a concentration in management. Prior to enrolling at SIPA, he worked in the government and non-profit spaces dealing primarily with education...

MIA Middle East

Andrew Sinclair is a second-year MIA student talks about what he did prior to joining SIPA, his motivation for applying to the program, and what it was like to begin the program in the spring semester...

Second-year MPA student, Management and Institutional Analysis Concentrator

Anesa Diaz-Uda is a second-year SIPA student pursuing an MPA degree with a concentration in Management and Institutional Analysis. She graduated cum laude from Vassar College with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics...

PhD in Sustainable Development

Anisa Khadem Nwachuku graduated from the PhD program in Sustainable Development with a concentration in public health and a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow in International Development and Globalization...

MPA, Sustainable Energy Policy

Anja Gilbert graduated from SIPA’s MPA in Sustainable Energy Policy in 2013. Prior to SIPA she spent three years at The Climate Registry, educating and assisting organizations, ranging from utilities to government agencies, as well as regulated facilities how to report and verify their carbon footprint. Immediately after graduating from SIPA she worked as an independent consultant on projects ranging from industrial energy efficiency program evaluation to international carbon market development. She is currently a Program Manager at PG&E and works on safety, compliance and rate case issues related to natural gas pipelines.

Post-MPhil, PhD in Sustainable Development

Anna Tompsett is a doctoral candidate in the PhD program in Sustainable Development, a Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow and a student affiliate at the Center for Development Economics and Policy...

Pre-MPhil, PhD in Sustainable Development

Anthony D’Agostino has worked with the International Research Institute for Climate & Society's (IRI) Financial Instruments Sector Team since 2012 in assessing the viability of weather index insurance enrollment as a risk management ..

MPA International Finance and Economic Policy concentration with a specialization in Advanced Policy and Economic Analysis

I grew up in Durango, a small town of Mexico, and I lived there for 18 years. After graduating from high school, I left my hometown to study economics in Monterrey, a northern industrial city in Mexico...

MPA dual concentration in International Finance and Economic Policy and Economic and Political Development

Arif Kamruddin is a Fulbright Scholar from Pakistan pursuing an MPA degree and dually concentrating in International Finance Policy and Economic & Political Development...

PEPM 1998

Asif Husain-Naviatti is a graduate of the PEPM class of 1998. He is currently a staff member with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

PEPM 2010

Audu Salihu is a graduate of the PEPM Class of 2010. He is currently in Nigeria working in the Statistics Department of the Central Bank as a Senior Statistician...

MIA Economic and Political Development

Beatriz is a second-year SIPA student pursuing an MIA degree with a concentration in Economic Development. She holds a B.A. in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University and a Journalism degree from Abat Oliba University, both in Barcelona, Spain...

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