SIPA remembers Emmanuel Laboy, a 2017 MPA graduate in the Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy concentration who died in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on January 13. He was 24.
As a rising senior at Quinnipiac College, Emmanuel received a Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship, which provided financial support, mentoring, and professional development toward a career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
During his time at SIPA he was an active member of SIPA Spectrum, the student organization devoted to LGBTIQ issues. In a message to its members, Spectrum cited the words of David Kim MPA ’18, who remembered Emmanuel as an activist for social justice who “brought a lot of positive energy and joy to those around him.”