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.

 

Milano Management Hosts Ecosystem Partner Workshop

Milano Management hosted an ecosystem partner workshop to help Heat Seek, a civic tech venture, develop strategies and partnerships to scale up their impact. Heat Seek believes that low cost, scalable technology has the power to drastically improve the lives of millions of New Yorkers while increasing the efficiency of ...

The New School Announces Inaugural Cohort of Impact Entrepreneurship Fellows

Last year, The New School launched the Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative (IEI), a university-wide program supporting early-stage socially engaged entrepreneurial leaders in developing the mindsets, skills, and sense of purpose needed to thrive in our rapidly changing world. Now, The New School is welcoming the first cohort of IEI fellows — 18 incoming ...

Consultant on Peru’s National Action Plan for Coffee

Before beginning Milano’s Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) program, Meike Willems worked in Peru for the Green Commodities Program, an initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) aimed at building a wide platform for coffee involving both the public and private sector. This summer, Meike returned as a consultant on Peru’s National Action ...

Summer 2018 Internship: On the Front Lines of the Environmental Movement

Second-year Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management (EPSM) student, Daniela Rico is an Environmental Justice (EJ) intern at the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). Her undergraduate work in environmental biology taught her the science that led to an interest in advocacy and environmental problem-solving. She took time out this summer to explore these areas of interest through ...

Designing For and With Refugee Teachers in Tanzania

Holly Dowell, Nonprofit Management student here at Milano and Research Communications Fellow at the International Rescue Committee recently traveled to Tanzania.  The following is an excerpt from Holly's article. Read all about her experience here.  This past February, I had the opportunity to go on my first field visit, accompanying the ...

Venture Lab Students Present at Pitch Event

During the Fall 2018 semester, there was a call for applications among graduate students and upper-level undergraduates at The New School who sought support developing financially sustainable ventures with the potential for scalable impact. Eleven teams were selected to participate in the Spring 2018 Venture Lab course and given the ...

Nu Lambda Mu Inducts Milano Grads

Jenna Kronenberg, a recently inducted member of the NLM society is  a Janurary 2018 graduate of the nonprofit management program. A couple months prior to her graduation, Jenna was hired by Physicians for Reproductive Health to join its fundraising and development team (www.prh.org). Jenna credits her career path in social ...

Meet Juliana: Current Milano Student With a Passion for Innovation & Diversity

________________________________________________________________________________________________________                   Juliana Echeverri, Candidate for the M.S. in Organizational Change Management ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Juliana Echeverri accumulated years of experience in the nonprofit sector through various internships and her role as the Executive Director of the Virginia Club of New York, a nonprofit dedicated to ...

Students Begin Summer-Long IFP and UNSS Programs

Last week, students arrived in Brazil, Cuba, South Africa, and the Balkans to begin their work with the International Field Program (IFP). They will engage in in-country seminars, professional internships/consultancies, and independent research with faculty supervision, and have already completed pre-departure classes focused on preparing them for work and daily life in ...

Money Stories 2.0

Participate in a research project with professor Lisa Servon, designed to get a better understanding of the ways people manage their finances.  We've been collecting stories about consumers' experiences with financial products and services. Check out our tumblr for a sample of what we've heard. Here's how you can help! Share your story and get ...

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 Urban Development. She has recently ...

2017 IFP & UNSS Applications Open

Since its inaugural class in 2002, over 900 students have participated in the signature International Field Program (IFP) of SGPIA. Designed to extend learning beyond the classroom, the IFP gives students first-hand field exposure to a wide range of perspectives and ideas through a combination of field trips, guest speakers, professional internships, ...
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