Explore these profiles to learn more about SIPA’s impact — in diverse policy fields, in locations around the world.

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Born and raised in Kosovo, Rina Lila moved to the U.S. during high school, and came to SIPA to study an MIA with a concentration in Economic and Political Development. After graduating in 2015, Rina now works in markets and securities services in the Global Engagement Management Associate Program at Citi.
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Ambassador Nancy McEldowney (MIA ’86), former director of the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. State Department, discusses how SIPA helped prepare her for a successful career in diplomatic...
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Caroline McGregor ( MPA ’07), a senior policy analyst at the U.S. Department of Energy, remembers taking a class in public management at SIPA and notes that its lessons and models are still...
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Originally from Mexico, Rebeca Moreno Jimenez graduated in 2015 with an MPA and concentration in economic and political development. She is currently the Link Lab Manager at UNHCR Innovation in Geneva.
Olive Nsababera (MPA-DP ’16) worked with UNICEF in Amman, Jordan, to explore the drivers of refugee youth engagement in peacebuilding efforts in the Middle East and North Africa.
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My name is Eloy Oliveira and I just finished my Masters in Public Administration at SIPA, in May 2016. I’m currently the CEO of Instituto República, a foundation based in Rio de Janeiro, aimed at...
Santiago Peña (MPA-EPM ’03) was appointed as Paraguay’s Minister of Finance in January 2015. Peña began his career at the Central Bank of Paraguay, where he worked in the Department of Open Market...
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In 10 years at the World Bank, John Porter (IF ’82, MIA ’83) rose to become chief investment officer.
Originally from Boston, Molly Powers-Tora MPA-DP ’12 is based in Suva, Fiji, where she works for the Pacific Community (SPC), the principal scientific and technical development organization for...
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Jessica Prata is a 2012 graduate of the Executive Master in Public Administration program. She is currently Assistant Vice President for Environmental Stewardship at Columbia University. Describe...
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A senior economist at the RAND Corporation, Dr. Howard Shatz (MIA ’91) researches questions across different disciplines using different methods. RAND shares its research product so that any...