Alumni Profiles

To give a sense of the breadth of our alumni, below are some profiles of graduates working in a variety of fields.

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Class of 2011

Young Professional, World Bank
MPA, Class of 2011
UNDP Resident Representative & United Nations Resident Coordinator
MPP, Class of 2011

Class of 2010

Chief of Staff, Office of Human Capital, DC Public Schools
MPA, Class of 2010

Class of 2009

Chief, Drug & Migrant Interdiction Division, U.S. Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement; Former White House Fellow; Commander, U.S. Coast Guard
MPP, Class of 2009

Class of 2008

Non-Profit Consultant & Researcher; former Director, Public Health Program, Open Society Foundations
MPP, Class of 2008
Former Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development; former Director, Office of Transition Initiatives, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, U.S. Agency for International Development
MPA, Class of 2008

Class of 2007

Executive Vice President, International Exchange Programs, CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State
MPA, Class of 2007

Class of 2006

Head of Operations & Program Strategy, 100 Resilient Cities-Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation; Former Director of Policy, Office of Child Support Enforcement, NYC Resources Administration
MPA, Class of 2006
Regional Deputy Vice President for Europe, Asia, Pacific & Latin America, U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State
MPA, Class of 2006

Class of 2004

Former Majority Leader, Wisconsin State Assembly; County Executive, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
MPA, Class of 2004

Class of 2003

Executive Director for Finance & Economics, European Climate Foundation; former Ambassador of Australia to the OECD
MPP, Class of 2003
Former Deputy President & COO, International Crisis Group; Former CEO, Walk Free; President & CEO, The Freedom Fund
MPP, Class of 2003
Congressman, Texas House of Representatives
MPA, Class of 2003
Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy London; Foreign Service Officer & Former U.S. Ambassador, U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy, Senegal & Guinea-Bissau; Diplomat-in-Residence, University of California-Berkeley
MPP, Class of 2003

Class of 2002

Senior Economist, International Monetary Fund
MPA, Class of 2002
Associate Executive Director, Strategic Planning & Project Implementation, NYC Health & Hospitals; former Director of Children and Youth Services, Office of the Deputy Mayor for HHS, City of New York
MPA, Class of 2002

Class of 2001

Partner, Lingo Ventures LLC, Brooklyn, NY
MPA, Class of 2001
Communications Director & Senior Policy Advisor for Congresswoman Diana DeGette, U.S. House of Representatives; Former Director of Communications and External Affairs, Broadcasting Board of Governors
MPP, Class of 2001

Class of 1996

U.S. Representative (D-WA), U.S. House of Representatives
AB, Class of 1996
Dean, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland; former Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, United Nations
PhD, Class of 1996

Class of 1995

Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Vice President, Emerging Policy Research and Methods, RAND Corporation
PhD, Class of 1995

Class of 1994

President Elect, Oberlin College; President, Cedar Crest College; Former Dean Douglass College, Rutgers University
MPA, Class of 1994
Senior Economic Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations for the Dept. of State
MPA, Class of 1994

Class of 1990

Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, National Counterterrorism Center
MPA, Class of 1990

Class of 1989

CEO and Co-Founder, Teach For All; Chair and Founder, Teach For America
AB, Class of 1989
Chief, Country Support, UNDP-Regional Bureau for Africa
MPA, Class of 1989
President, Guttmacher Institute
MPA, Class of 1989

Class of 1988

Deputy Secretary of Labor
AB, Class of 1988
Former President & CEO, Global Fund for Women Former Princeton University Trustee Currently Strategy Advisor to MADRE, a global women's rights organization & founder, KNR Sisters, New York
MPA, Class of 1988
Former Princeton University Trustee; Pulitzer Prize Winner; Senior Managing Director, Mid-Market Securities
MPA, Class of 1988

Class of 1987

Senior Scientist, Joint Global Change Research Institute
PhD, Class of 1987
President and Chief Executive, Ms. Foundation for Women
AB, Class of 1987

Class of 1986

Managing Director, Health Innovators Fellowship, The Aspen Institute; former Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
MPA, Class of 1986
Executive Director & co-founder, Feedback Labs; Founder & President, The Whittle Group
MPA, Class of 1986

Class of 1985

CEO & President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
PhD, Class of 1985
General Counsel, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
MPA, Class of 1985

Class of 1983

Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy; Former U.S. Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency
MPA, Class of 1983

Class of 1982

National Correspondent, CBS News
MPA, Class of 1982
Vice President, Sustainable Development, World Bank
MPA, Class of 1982

Class of 1980

Former WWS Dean and former Director, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State; President, New America
AB, Class of 1980

Class of 1979

President, Hunter College, CUNY
MPA, Class of 1979
First Deputy Mayor, City of New York
MPA, Class of 1979

Class of 1978

Legislative Analyst, Office of the California Legislative Analyst
MPA, Class of 1978

Class of 1977

Former Director of Policy Analysis & Review, Office of Air & Radiation, EPA; Former Senior Fellow, Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke University; President, Brenner Strategies
MPA, Class of 1977
Principal, the Scowcroft Group; Chairman, Board of Directors, The Charles S. Draper Laboratory
MPA, Class of 1977

Class of 1976

Former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand; President, Boeing Southeast Asia, The Boeing Company
MPA, Class of 1976

Class of 1975

Former CFO, World Bank
MPA, Class of 1975

Class of 1974

Former U.S. Senator (R-TN); Chair of Executive Committee, Cressy & Company LP
AB, Class of 1974

Class of 1972

Justice, Supreme Court of the U.S.
AB, Class of 1972
Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation
MPA, Class of 1972

Class of 1971

Former Governor of Indiana; President, Purdue University
AB, Class of 1971

Class of 1969

Lt. Gen. U.S. Army-Retired; Former Superintendent, West Point; Senior Counselor, U.S. Chamber of Commerce"
MPA, Class of 1969

Class of 1968

Former Managing Director, Warburg Pincus Former Director, National Economic Council, White House Senior Fellow and Director, Economic Policy Initiative, Roosevelt Institute
MPA, Class of 1968

Class of 1966

Former President, Africare; former USAID Mission Director Interim Director, Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership, Morehouse College
MPA, Class of 1966

Class of 1962

Former Deputy National Security Advisor to the President; Former Senior Fellow (Adjunct), RAND Corporation
MPA, Class of 1962

Class of 1958

Former Dean Distinguished Service Professor, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
AB, Class of 1958

Class of 1952

Former NBC News Correspondent; Executive Editor & Host, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Educational Broadcasting Corporation
MPA, Class of 1952

Class of 1949

Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank
AB, Class of 1949

Class of 1942

Former U.S. Secretary of State, Treasury and Labor; Thomas & Susan Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institute, Stanford University
AB, Class of 1942