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

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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.
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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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NaTakallam is addressing the challenge displaced people face supporting themselves and their families due to local labor restrictions.
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Oorja was founded by Amit Saraogi MIA’15 with the mission of using clean energy as a catalyst for economic empowerment of bottom of the pyramid populations in rural India. Oorja is packaging power for last-mile Rural Markets.
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Tikkun Olam in Hebrew means “repair the world.”
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Theotis Sharpe is an international dual degree Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of International Affairs (MIA) candidate at SIPA and the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.
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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...
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Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices via a rent-to-own financing structure.
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Elissa Slotkin was elected in November 2018 to represent Michigan’s 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International...
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Pizza restaurant was started by SIPA alum Alejandro Souza MPA-DP’13 to employ homeless and formerly incarcerated people in the food industry.
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Katie Jacobs Stanton MIA '95, chief marketing officer for Color and former VP of global media for Twitter, on how her SIPA education was applicable across her career in government and technology...
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Gabriel Stricker graduated from the MIA program in 2001 with a concentration in International Finance and Economic Policy. He currently serves as vice president of policy and communications at Google Fiber.
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Zulpha Styer, a second-year Master of Public Administration candidate, concentrating in Urban and Social Policy with a specialization in Management .

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