patgPatrick Nolan Guyer is the Chief Statistician for Measure of America, a project of the Social Science Research Council, as well as an adjunct lecturer in the Children and Youth Studies program at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Patrick has also worked as a researcher with the Economic and Social Rights Empowerment Initiative and as a consultant to UNICEF and UNDESA. A 2009 graduate of the GPIA who split his time between courses in the Development and Governance & Rights concentrations, Patrick says of his experiences as a student at the New School:

“My coursework in the GPIA helped me build a solid foundation of international relations and international development theory and practice and also challenged me to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills that have been indispensable in my professional work since graduate school. In particular, learning about metrics for human development, human rights and well-being while studying with and then working as a research assistant for Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr was a particularly great experience that helped me recognize my passion for empirical research and quantitative analysis. This experience, and the development courses that I took at GPIA and quantitative methods courses I was able to take at Milano, helped round out my skillset and prepared me well for my current post as Chief Statistician for Measure of America and also for the consulting work I’ve done in the UN system and elsewhere since graduating.”