Student Spotlights

Welcome to the Student Spotlight page where students actively engaged in their practice either through coursework, extra-curricular activities, internships, jobs, etc., are featured. If you or someone you know would like to be featured please send us an email at milanocommunications@newschool.edu.

 

Christina Puzzolo

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 ...
SGPIA student Melissa De La Cruz in Quito, Ecuador for the Habitat III Conference in October 206

A Student Perspective of the Habitat III Conference

Melissa De La Cruz is in her final year of the SGPIA program, concentrating in cities and urban justice. She was one of the 15 students from 12 different countries included in the delegation representing The New School (TNS) at Habitat III – the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable ...
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SGPIA Student Helena Gronberg Researches Women’s Participation in Myanmar’s Peace Process

SGPIA student Helena Gronberg is currently in Yangon, Myanmar conducting research for her thesis on women’s participation in the country’s peace process—she arrived January 8 and plans to stay through mid-March. Helena recently checked in with SGPIA staff to share more details about her research experience in the following Q&A ...

Capitalizing on Public Discourse in Bolivia: Evo Morales and 21st Century Capitalism

Milano Doctoral student, Rebecca Hollender dives into the role of Bolivia's President Evo Morales, whom seemed promising, but has neglected Bolivia's long-term goals for economic independence, self-sufficiency, and sustainability. Though there was great celebration for Morales' 2005 election, Bolivia continues to be characterized by fiscal dependence and macroeconomic prioritization of ...
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Milano Spotlight On: New Black School

With: Student Member Shannon Smith (Media Studies)Interviewer: Milano Communications Assistant Diari Dieye (GPIA)DD: Please describe what you do for the New Black School.SS: “I’m a student member of the organization. I help oversee general members, board members and coordinate events and activities that allow New Black School student to network ...
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Milano Spotlight On: New School Club for Sustainable Cities

Milano Spotlight On: New School Club for Sustainable CitiesWith: Student Organizers Anna Marandi (EPSM) and Taylor Drake (BAFA)Interviewer: Milano Communications Assistant Diari Dieye (GPIA) I’m here with two members of the New School’s Sustainable Cities Club. Do you guys want to go ahead and introduce yourself? Anna: I’m Anna Marandi, ...
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Summer 2015 Home Games: Milano Students Consult for Youth Baseball Leagues

Summer 2015 Home Games Milano graduate students’ consulting for local youth baseball organizationsCoursework at Milano and throughout The New School consciously aims to blend theory and practice, with students engaging in and learning from a wide variety of organizations. We hope this will be the first of several articles highlighting ...
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Annel Cabrera, International Field Program Argentina Student, Discusses Her Work with Government-Community Cooperatives that Expand Potable Water

Annel Cabrera, New School student in the International Affairs program, has just wrapped up two months in Argentina on the IFP where she carried out program research with AySA, the government agency responsible for granting and improving Buenos Aires’ water and sewage services, which the IFP has worked with for ...

GPIA Student Laura Nitz Receives New Challenge Grant for The North School

GPIA student Laura Nitz has received a $5000 grant from New Challenge in order to strengthen The North School's capacity and permanence. They aim to do this by expanding their current 3D printing studio into an integrated co-working and maker space, which will develop into a tech incubator. The space ...
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IFP SA Correspondent Shadi Garman Discusses Her Experience Working with Online Newspaper in Cape Town

Shadi Garman is a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) pursuing a concentration in Media and Culture. She is currently in Cape Town, South Africa where she is participating in the 2015 International Field Program (IFP) during June and July. In Cape Town she is working with ...
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IFP Turkey Correspondent Colby Silver Discusses His Experience in Istanbul

Colby Silver is a student in the Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) pursuing a concentration in Governance & Rights. He is currently in Istanbul, Turkey where he is participating in the 2015 International Field Program (IFP) during June and July working with two separate organizations. First, he is working ...
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Larissa Ushizima Discusses 2014 Colombia International Field Program Work Designing Ecotourism Initiatives

Larissa Ushizima, originally from Brazil, is just finishing her last semester in the International Affairs program at The New School. In 2014 Larissa participated in the International Field Program (IFP) to Colombia where she worked with a local government to help strengthen community engagement mechanisms for designing ecotourism initiatives. She ...