Category Archive: Alumni

Nonprofit Management Alumna Erika Nonken Applies Philosophy Background to Consultancy Work

“My training in philosophy…..helps me be able to take about 10,000 steps back and ask bigger, more underlying questions that usually arise in a staff or board meeting.  This helps me notice what’s not being said, the contexts in which their work is being done, and the impact of those contexts.”

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GPIA Alumna Mary Robbins on the Economics of Paternity Leave

Alumna Mary E. Robbins recently co-authored an article for Time Magazine discussing the conflict around paternity leave in Brazil for city employees, which may be extended from 5 days to 30 days. The article reads: Many government officials at the local and federal level in Brazil… believe allowing 30 days of paternity leave will disrupt worker productivity and …

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GPIA Alumna Ashlee Tuttleman Designs Social Impact Programs Increasing Profits for Rwandan Coffee Farmers

Ashlee is the Social Enterprise Project Manager at Sustainable Harvest Rwanda, where she designs and implements social impact programs that improve information exchange among coffee origins and along the coffee supply chain. Programs she designs reinvest premiums earned through coffee processing back to the farmers.

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Alumnus Edwin Torres named NYC Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs

Edwin Torres, formerly associate director at the Rockefeller Foundation, will join Mayor de Blasio’s Administration as Deputy Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. He will be serving under the new Commissioner for Cultural Affairs, Tom Finkelpearl. The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs is the largest local cultural funding agency in the United States.   During his …

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2013 Uganda IFP Team Launches E-Book

Kampala-UgandaThe 2013 Uganda IFP team conducted thorough research while interning in the capital city of Kampala during the Summer of 2013. All IFP participants interned at Slum Dwellers International, a community based organization that works in the informal settlements and helps promote income generating activities, women’s rights and sustainable urban development.

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