Alum Spotlights

Welcome to the Alum Spotlight page where alumni actively engaged in their practice through jobs, research or projects are featured. If you or someone you know would like to be featured please send us an email at milanocommunications@newschool.edu.

 

Milano Alum New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli is Fighting Against Climate Change.

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli  (’88) is making news for his work on climate and food. He was recently named one of the 'most influential investor voices on climate change in recent years" by  Environmental Finance and he was also featured in Nonprofit Quarterly. Read more here: The article, titled "NY State ...

Alumni Profile: Chelsea Wilson (Urban Policy ’17)

CHELSEA C. WILSON ALUMNI   Graduated May 2017 Chelsea C. Wilson is a recent graduate of the Master’s Degree in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from Milano School of International Affairs,  Management, and Urban Policy at The New School. Currently, she works as a Policy Consultant Intern at The Child Welfare ...

SGPIA student Christina Puzzolo awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Christina Puzzolo is a current SGPIA student who is slated to graduate in May 2017. She has recently been awarded a Fulbright scholarship and will be studying the Blue Economy in the Phillipines after graduation. What follows is a short interview about her work. The interview was lightly edited for ...

Amy Chiang (OCM ‘10) Orchestrates Organizational Transformation

While still a student in Milano’s Organizational Change Management (OCM) program, Amy partnered with the Dean to explore strategy to improve the on-boarding process for graduate students. Today, she still focuses on the people side of change in her management consulting practice. Why did you choose Milano/The New School?   ...

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell: Saving the Ice Caps with IceStone

EPSM Alumnus Frederick Zindell is currently working in customer service and sales for a social enterprise called IceStone, which manufactures countertops out of recycled glass and concrete. He credits Milano for his honed skills in understanding and communicating about complex systems. Questions for Frederick? You can reach him by email ...

Alumni Spotlight: Christina Arabia Works to Support Arms Trade Treaty Implementation

SGPIA alum Christina Arabia, a consultant at Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), is working on a set of projects that bolster the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).  ...

Alumni Spotlight: Ben Silverman Takes on Climate Change

Our latest Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management alumni spotlight is Benjamin J. Silverman, currently serving as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow in Oakland, California (more on that later).While at Milano, Ben dug deep into important university affairs, strategically using his position as the University Student Senate’s New School for Public Engagement ...

Alumni Spotlight: Devashree Ghosh, Advocate for Clean Energy & Waste Reduction

Devashree Ghosh earned her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School in Spring 2015. Before coming to The New School, this recent alum worked to reduce factory-related operating costs through energy efficiency and water ...

Alumni Spotlight: Vida Tehrani Accepts Position With IRC in Chad

Vida Tehrani, a May 2015 GPIA graduate hailing from Oakland, California, has accepted a position with   the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in N'Djamena, Chad. Her position as a Grants Officer consists of reviewing donor reports, leading in the writing of grant proposals, liaising with IRC headquarters' grants units, visiting field sites in order to ...

Alumna Spotlight: GPIA’s Yael Even Or Featured on Public Radio International’s The World

GPIA alum Yael Even Or had some journalism experience in her native country of Israel prior to attending the The New School, but had never produced an audio story—or any type of story in the English language—until she took a class at Milano in the Spring of 2013. It turned ...

Milano Alumna Jesica Santos Covers Judicial Changes in the CAR for The Huffington Post

Milano alumna Jesica Santos’s piece in the Huffington Post covers the recent decision by the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Transitional Council to adopt a law that will set up a hybrid judicial mechanism, the “Special Criminal Court” (SCC), to investigate and prosecute individuals responsible for war crimes and crimes against ...

Tania Lee, GPIA Alumna and ICT4D Specialist, Discussed NGO Data Security at InterAction’s Forum Workshop

Tania Lee, a GPIA alumna who concentrated in Conflict and Security, is an ICT4D (Internet Communications Technology for Development) specialist. Prior to GPIA she received a B.A. in Feminist Studies and Politics then helped to establish a tech and engineering consultancy that focused on promoting women of color in STEM ...