It’s always interesting to see where the movers and shakers today got their education. There are many fine institutions that are teaching students about public policy, public affairs and international relations. One such school, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, has an extensive alumni directory where they are continually updating the fascinating and multifaceted jobs that their alumni have taken. Here, we feature three such examples to show what so many are accomplishing.
Judith Douglas, who graduated with her MPA from the Maxwell School, was recently selected as Vice Chair of the Institute for Innovation Advisory Board at the American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC). She is a client industry executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise where she uses her vast experience in public service at federal, state and local levels.
Sonya Reines-Djivanides is the executive director of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO) in Brussels, Belgium. This independent platform of NGOs and think tanks works to prevents violent conflict. She earned her Master of Arts in International Relations with the Maxwell School. Prior to her work at the EPLO as the executive director, she was the chair of the EPLO’s steering committee and she has held many positions on the international stage to work in conflict resolution.
Andrew Bobrek, who received his MPA from the Maxwell School, was recently recognized in the 2016 Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for employment and labor. Attorneys are selected by their peers for this nomination and all nominations are 40 years of age and under who have been practicing law for ten years or less.