Anthony Perez is an experienced government and nonprofit professional who is currently enrolled at NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. Anthony is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree with a concentration in Finance. Before joining Wagner, Anthony worked for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City. Upon graduation, Anthony plans to leverage his experience facilitating partnerships between the public and private sector in order to make a meaningful contribution to the Bronx's economic renaissance.
Economic development, social entrepreneurship, and public-private finance models.
Bakar Ali is a first-year MPA student at Wagner. He enjoys being active in his community because he believes “you must be the change you wish to see in the world”. Bakar is Wagner Student Association President-elect and currently serves as alternate senator at the Student Senators Council, as a member of the Graduate and Global Affairs Committees and is on the executive’s boards of a few clubs in NYU. Outside of NYU, Bakar is a member of youth council Global Partnership on Children with Disability hosted by UNICEF advocating for the right of children with disabilities. He is the founding President of the Somali National Association for the Deaf where he advocates for the Deaf human rights in Somalia.
Bakar came to NYU after receiving his undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Rochester Institute of Technology. During his time at RIT, Bakar was also highly involved with student government and served in AmeriCorps working with homeless youth and refugees. His public service and outstanding leadership has been recognized with various awards including the Distinguished Public Service Award, the Newman Civic Fellow, and the New York State Senate Resolution.
Advocacy for youth and people with disabilities
Bayo Fagbamila Jr. is an educational advisor in the College Connection Program at New York University. Bayo holds an undergraduate degree from San Jose State University in Health Science with a concentration in Hospital Administration. During his undergraduate experience Bayo joined Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and served as President, Vice President and Event Coordinator. As a McNair Scholar, Bayo has published his scholarly research focusing on the plight of Limited English Proficiency patients. Currently, in his first year as graduate student at NYU Steinhardt, Bayo is in the Education Leadership, Politics and Advocacy program. Upon completion of his degree Bayo intends to serve as an education reform advocate and proponent of after-school programs and community centers for low income students.
Educational achievement opportunities, after-school programs, community centers
Brayan Rosa Rodriguez was born and raised in a public housing project called “Sabana Abajo” in Carolina, Puerto Rico. He studied in the public school system graduating with exceptional grades and was known for his civic engagement. In 2008 he moved to Humacao where he started his Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. In 2011 he was accepted in the Cordova and Fernos Congressional Internship program which allowed him to work for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and study at the Washington Center (TWC). His professional experience comes from the non-profit sector where he has worked for Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Accion and Sapientis Inc. in school communities’ leadership programs and youth leadership initiatives. Currently he is enrolled in the M.P.A. Public and Nonprofit Management Policy program at the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service from the New York University. He also works as a research assistant for the Research Foundation at Hunter College and in the America Reads program working with public schools in the Manhattan area.
Poverty reduction, empowering communities with education
Upon receiving her Bachelors of Science degree from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business, Courtney worked for Abyssinian Development Corporation at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change. She supervised the Extended Learning and Summer Immersion programs for the middle school students and it is this role that cultivated her passion for working with youth. Currently, Courtney works full-time as a Residence Hall Resource Manager in the Office of Residential Life and Housing Services at New York University. In this role, she has received Hallmark Awards for Diversity and Quality Service and also completed a certification in Cultural Competency. Courtney is enrolled in the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Policy to earn her M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy with a specialization in Management.
Academic and professional success of young urban females of color
Cymone Fuller is a graduate student at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, pursuing an M.P.A. in Public Non-Profit Management and Policy. She has spent the last six years researching, advocating, volunteering and working on criminal justice and education equity issues. Her intense commitment to social justice and advocacy guide her in both her career and life endeavors. With a specific focus on education and criminal justice policy, Cymone intends to continue her career creating and advocating for policies that will lead to improved and equitable outcomes for low income communities and communities of color.
Education policy, criminal justice policy
Debbie Erisnor is currently a part-time student at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service pursuing an M.P.A. Her interests are in improving the health status of low-income communities as well as implementing and supporting public health programs that will address the social issues affecting medically underserved populations. Debbie has a passion for helping others and reducing the health disparities that affect minority groups. In addition to pursuing her graduate studies at NYU, Debbie currently works at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and volunteers on a children’s bedtime stories/arts and crafts project at a family shelter in the Bronx. In the past, she has volunteered on various projects which includes serving as a facilitator of a youth development project in Haiti.
Public health, access to healthcare
Dupe Ajayi is a Change Management Coach at Montefiore Medical Center, where she is working with primary care practices on their quality improvement efforts. Prior to her time at Montefiore, Dupe worked as a management consultant on research operations and human capital development projects for a federal health organization. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the George Washington University, and is pursuing her Master of Public Administration in Health Policy and Management at the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University. Dupe also co-authors the food and recipe blog, Eater's Rendezvous.
Healthcare quality improvement and care delivery transformation
Dustin Grant is a second year law student interested in litigation and criminal prosecution. He serves as one of the Co-Chairs of APALSA, the Asian-American affinity group for the law school. After writing his thesis on Dostoevsky in undergrad, he spent a year in St. Petersburg, Russia teaching English as a Second Language. Dustin’s choice to go into law school was driven in large part by a desire to apply the research and writing skills he cultivated in college to a career with a more visible impact on the world around him. After working for a summer in the San Francisco District Attorney’s office, Dustin became especially interested in the ways in which prosecution and prosecutorial discretion could be used to foster a more healthy community. In a sense, Dustin feels he has come full circle from the first time he sat down to write an essay on The Brothers Karamazov – after all these years, he is again trying to sort out how prosecution can be used as a force for good.
Frances graduated from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2010 where she majored in Culture and Politics. As an undergraduate she served as co-chair of MEChA and programed immigrant right’s events while advocating for a US-Latino Studies program through the Georgetown Initiative on Diversity and Inclusiveness. After graduating, she taught ESL at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago and then began working for Communities in Schools of Los Angeles at her Alma mater, Venice High School, where she developed college access initiatives specifically tailored to the needs of undocumented youth. The summer before law school, Frances interned at Atlas: DIY where she served immigrant youth and she participated in Families for Freedom’s Speakers Bureau, focusing on the intersection between the criminal justice and immigration systems.
As a 1L, Frances co-found and co-chaired the NYU Law Immigrant Rights Project and was instrumental in creating its Detention Center Project. She also participated in the Suspension Representation and the Prisoners’ Rights and Education projects. During the spring semester, she interned in the Immigration Unit at Brooklyn Defender Services where she assisted attorneys involved in the groundbreaking New York Immigrant Family Unity Project. During her 1L summer, Frances worked in Arizona’s Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project where she represented adult non-citizens detained in the Eloy Detention Center and who were in removal proceedings. Currently, Frances is a Staff Editor on the Moot Court Board and a Student Advocate in the Immigrant Rights Clinic. This summer, she will intern at The Defender Association in Seattle, where she will do public defense and delve into the criminal side of crim-imm work.
Criminal justice, immigration policy
Gladys Arias is currently a M.P.A. candidate at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, specializing in international health policy and management. A former public health professional, she has served predominantly disadvantaged Hispanic communities with high rates of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. The daughter of two Dominican immigrants, she was recently named a recipient of the National Hispanic Health Professional Student Scholarship Program in recognition of her commitment to serving Hispanic populations. Currently, she also interns with Physicians for Human Rights and assists with public health initiates at the United Nations Population Fund.
She has traveled to five continents and hopes to pursue professional opportunities both domestically and internationally. She received her B.S. in Psychology and B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012.
Public health, access to healthcare
Helen Omuya, a student at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, is interested in designing models to improve quality and access of health services in developing countries.
Prior to graduate school, she worked as a pharmacist in her home country Nigeria for six years; she has experience in both hospital and retail pharmacy practice. She served in various hospitals in Nigeria that promotes women and children’s health and was as a member of the essential drug committee in Wuse Hospital Abuja, Nigeria. Her experiences demonstrate a commitment to advancing quality and access to health care through public service.
Healthcare access and quality, international development
Hewette Moore currently works at New Visions for Public Schools and focuses her efforts on supporting district schools through the annual enrollment and recruitment process as a School Support Specialist while simultaneously managing a teacher fellowship program. She is also the Co-Founder of Serving While Achieving Greatness, a youth leadership program that was initiated in 2011 in the South Bronx. When she's not at work thinking about how to leverage academic and personal opportunities for students of color, she is pursuing her master's degree at NYU in Education Leadership, Politics and Advocacy department. Hewette looks forward to continuing her efforts towards racial empowerment and progress through her advocacy work and hopes to have a lasting impact on the educational reform arena in the future.
Access to education, youth development
Isabela Garcez, better known as Isa, is currently in her second year as a student at New York University School of Law, where she serves as an Executive Editor on the NYU Journal of Law and Business, as the Executive Co-Chair of NYU’s Law Women, Professional Development Chair of NYU’s Latino Law Student Association, an Admissions Ambassador and as a teaching assistant for the Lawyering Program. Isa’s coursework in law school focuses on criminal law and the criminal justice system, and she is currently a research assistant for Professor Anthony Thompson, whose work also focuses on the criminal justice system.
This past summer, Isa was an intern in the Criminal Division of the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Prior to law school, Isa worked for two years as a paralegal at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, first in the Early Case Assessment Bureau and then in Trial Bureau 30.
Isa graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Legal Studies and History. Isa was born and raised in Brazil, but moved to New York City when she was 14 years old. She is fluent in both English and Portuguese, and she love eating her way around New York City neighborhoods, then burning off the calories at SoulCycle or skiing.
Criminal law, the criminal justice system
Janell Johnson is pursuing a graduate degree in Global Affairs at New York University; her focus is in international development and peace-building. Her interest began while co-chairing on a philanthropy committee at Credit Suisse an international investment firm where she worked prior to joining the NYU community. Janell found her passion while volunteering at various community based outreach programs geared towards young children. She hopes to apply her knowledge in foreign affairs towards international peace operations that aspire to bring sustainability and education to children in refugee camps.
Janell was hand selected to be a graduate consultant for World Education Foundation; where she is consulting on a peace-building project that’s working towards bringing higher education, technology, and an innovation center to a refugee camp in Northern Iraq this summer. She recently undertook an internship at the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies in pursuit of learning effective methods in researching a vulnerable population, such as displaced children in the international community.
International development, peace-building, education
Jessi Luckett aspires to create opportunities for those who believe that success and opportunity is not within their grasp because of the color of their skin, economic background, or gender identity. An MPA candidate at NYU Wagner, Jessi is the Vice President of Events and Operations for the Wagner Student Association and a recipient of Wagner’s Public Service Merit Scholarship. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked for the Bridge Street Development Corporation and Arcus Foundation. Jessi is a graduate of Hunter College.
Social justice, policy reform
Kenrick Fraser is a Master of Public Administration candidate at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner’s Graduate School of Public Service. Kenrick’s commitment to the social sector lies in corporate social responsibility, and leveraging public-private partnerships to bridge socioeconomic gaps by creating opportunities to economically empower marginalized communities. He currently is the Corporate Relations and Finance Coordinator at New York Cares, where he manages the funding that enables them to engage corporate sponsors and their employees in meaningful community engagement. Prior to New York Cares, Kenrick served as an Attaché at the Permanent Mission of Grenada to the United Nations, where he garnered experience in cultivating investor relationships and community outreach while contributing to the policymaking process of the 67th General Assembly.
Kenrick obtained his B.S. in Business Management at Rutgers University, where he showed his passion for economic empowerment and volunteerism by raising over $17,000 for economic empowerment causes through a variety of fundraising and awareness events, and volunteer efforts. He continues to spread awareness within the NYU community on the social impact of philanthropy and volunteerism by organizing compelling events and programs through Wagner Philanthropy and Wagner Cares.
Corporate social responsibility, public-private partnerships, employee engagement
Krystal Gittens is pursuing a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, with a concentration in Environment, Infrastructure, and Transportation. Her passion for serving others in conjunction with her work experience in the non-profit and public sector has enhanced her desire to pursue her goal of social sector leadership. She hopes to focus on the key challenges facing communities and large cities, in addition to becoming a visionary urban planning leader and artful community change agent.
Krystal currently serves as the co-chair for Alumni Relations on the NYU Wagner Black Student Alliance executive board. Additionally, Krystal is currently employed in the Materiel Department of the MTA-New York City Transit Authority and holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Georgetown University.
Urban planning, public transportation
L. Trenton Marsh is a doctoral student at NYU's Steinhardt School in the Teaching and Learning department; he is concentrating in urban education and social-psychology. He has a B.S. in Business Administration with double major in Marketing and Enterprise Management from American University. He earned his M.A. in Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development from the George Washington University.
Marsh is also an author and public speaker on education, specifically
academic and professional excellence. His book, (by Trafford Publishing in 2008), entitled From 1.0 to 4.0 highlights the strategies he used to transition from a struggling high school student to a successful student leader and academic Marsh is a founding member of CommitMEN, a virtual think-tank that provides scholarship and guidance to African American men from high school through college.
Urban education, access to higher education for young men of color
Lelise Getu is a part-time M.P.A.-HPAM candidate at NYU Wagner School of Public Service. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Middlebury College in 2013, she joined the Silverman laboratory at NYUSOM as a full-time Research Technician and Laboratory Manager.
Growing up in Ethiopia, Lelise always believed that the adage “In life, you only get to keep what you give away” embodied the essence of public service. At 16, she was awarded a scholarship to travel to Wales, UK, to attend United World College of the Atlantic - a high school with a recognized track record of promoting public service. In her junior year in college, Lelise was one of the founding members of a non-profit organization called Computers for Literacy (C4L), which helped establish computer laboratories in orphanage organizations in Ethiopia and Zambia. Lelise also founded an initiative called Empowerment for Women (EfW) in Ethiopia to empower women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia through a framework designed to foster economic progress. Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Lelise hopes to play a leading role in developing policies and research-based solutions that aim to advance health equity both locally and internationally.
Healthcare access, international development
Lola Ajayi is pursuing her M.P.A. in Public and Nonprofit Management & Policy, with a finance specialization, at the Wagner School of Public Service. Prior to entering Wagner, Lola worked as a Personnel Security Specialist with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC for more than four years, where she conducted and adjudicated background investigations. Additionally, Lola was responsible for planning and facilitating roundtable discussions to analyze current policies for her division. Lola graduated from The George Washington University summa cum laude, with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Lola is currently an active member of Toasters International (Wall Street Club) and the George Washington University Black Alumni Association (GWBAA) NY/NJ Chapter.
London Reyes is from Yonkers, New York. As an advocate for disadvantaged youth, his mission is to cultivate children through capacity building. London serves as a member of the AAA All-Stars board of directors for the AAA All-Star Program, a not-for-profit organization that provides students of Yonkers with access to quality lessons in athletics, academics and the arts. He believes that through quality education, individuals can maximize their potential and empower themselves and their communities to make great change. London wants to eradicate the racial disparities that surround professional and academic platforms.
London has gained public relations experience interning with Black Entertainment Television, Inc. where he compiled media kits, press releases, op-eds and tune-ins regularly. Following, London transitioned to Synergy Management Inc. as an account manager responsible for marketing, conflict management and skills building workshops. He currently interns at the Yonkers City Council President’s Office, where he assists in facilitating community functions and participates in the City Council meetings to pass legislation. He also works in the University Development and Alumni Relations Office at New York University, as the Assistant to the Senior Vice President, where he monitors the cultivation and stewardship of Trustees and other persons affiliated with New York University.
London graduated with a degree in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University Steinhardt. London is a Master’s of Public Administration candidate at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.
Disadvantaged youth, education
Maureen Ahmed is a gender-justice advocate, writer and young professional with over nine years of experience advocating on behalf of women and girls, inner-city youth and low-income communities. She has worked with numerous organizations to build their capacities to effect change, including: Guerrilla Girls Broad Band, Advancing Human Rights, The Women's Rights in the Workplace Law Firm, South Asian Youth Action, Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement and Women Deliver. As a self-identifying transnational feminist, Maureen has written on South Asian, Middle Eastern and Muslim women’s issues for outlets such as Mic, She Rights and Your Middle East, and was also a 2013 Activist Alliance Fellow for the National Organization of Women's New York City Chapter and a 2014 East Coast Fellow for the University of Southern California's American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute.
Currently Maureen is interning on the Gender Team at the United Nations Development Programme. She is also the youngest Board Member for Turning Point for Women and Families, New York City's only non-profit working to combat domestic violence in the Muslim community.
Born and raised in Queens, New York, Maureen graduated from SUNY at Stony Brook University in 2011 with a degree in Political Science, Gender Studies and Journalism and is now pursing the M.P.A.-PNP program at the Wagner School at New York University, specializing in International Policy and Management.
Human Rights for marginalized women and girls
Michael Montrose is first year graduate student at Wagner in M.P.A. in health policy program. Born and raised in the Big Apple, Michael enjoys time outside of this fair city, including a six month study abroad experience in Thailand and a one year work experience in London. Currently, he works for Healthfirst, a leading not-for-profit managed care organization in NYC. Michael currently is on the commercial product management team as a specialist, a position that has given him a wealth of healthcare knowledge related to the insurance world.
Michael’s overarching goal is to enhance the present ties between healthcare organizations and the individuals that they serve in hopes of reinforcing the platform of "good health/healthy living”. Looking forward, he simply hopes to roll up my sleeves with my fellow colleagues at NYU and be a part of cultivating change in and across our respective areas of interest.
Health coverage operations, healthcare advocacy
Natasha Mir is an M.P.A. candidate at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Prior to NYU, Natasha worked in elementary schools for three years as a teacher and administrator. She taught first grade in the Mississippi Delta as a Teach For America corps member and managed special education services as well as data analysis for one of Success Academy’s Harlem schools. A graduate of Vassar College, Natasha earned her B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies with departmental and general honors in 2011. The multidisciplinary nature of her undergraduate program gave her opportunities to take education courses and spend a summer teaching abroad in Thailand. These formative experiences motivated Natasha to pursue a career in public education.
Natasha is interested in innovative approaches to education reform that focus on closing the opportunity gap for low-income communities, implementing multicultural and antiracist curriculums in schools, and utilizing data-driven instruction to improve student outcomes.
Education reform, antiracist curriculums
Passionate about empowering under-represented communities, Pam Campos-Palma is a multidimensional leader with a lens for social sustainability. She holds an extensive background and record in governance, higher education, and community and political organizing. Pam moved to New York from Portland, Oregon where she served on the Board of Trustees for Oregon's largest public university after being recognized for her community leadership and nominated by the state's Governor.
Currently, Pam continues to serve in the U.S. Air Force in a career of 8+ years, and is a Research and Policy Fellow for the Women's City Club of New York. Pam is an M.P.A. candidate at NYU's Wagner School of Public Service focusing on International Policy & Management. She serves as the Wagner Student Association Vice President of Identify and Diversity Public Service groups and Chair of the Wagner Diversity Council.
Community organizing, empowering underrepresented communities
Pilar Harris is a student and craftivist originally from San Francisco, CA. She is passionate about using creativity to achieve social justice. In 2014, Pilar came to New York City to pursue a Master’s degree at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Studies where her concentration is Women’s Studies and Urban Social Innovation. She is working with NYU’s Urban Democracy Lab as an Urban Practice Fellow, as well as with the SSLD Leadership Fellowship to explore sustainable community arts programming for disadvantaged youth.
Disadvantaged youth, social innovation, art therapy
Quintin Haynes has a public service career that spans over several years. He served as trusted adviser to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, and managed the operations of the Immediate Office of the Secretary. Prior to that appointment, Quintin served as the Associate Director for Finance at the White House, where he managed the daily operations of the White House's $55 million fiscal year appropriation, as well as had direct oversight of the political billing, procurement and contract, travel financial management, and goods and services portfolios.
Quintin is the Founder and Chairman of the White House Internship Alumni Network – a network of former White House Interns working to better their communities and impact the world in a variety of fields. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of the Consul Project – a young professional leadership development initiative. Quintin graduated with honors from Florida A&M University’s College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. He is currently a Graduate Assistant and Master’s in Public Administration candidate at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, and serves as the Strategic Projects Manager in the Office of the Mayor for NYC.
Intersection of public sector leadership and organizational behavior with a focus on human development
Raniah El-Gendi is a graduate student at the NYU Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in international public and nonprofit management and policy. She earned her B.A in Psychology and Sociology from Stony Brook University and currently works as a consultant for the NYC Department of Education's Division of Early Childhood Education. She is focused on improving international development efforts with an emphasis on social advocacy and international community organizing. She is an advocate of abandoning prescriptive solutions to global challenges in favor of an inclusive, community-based approach that is informed by and molded out of local needs and capabilities. She comes from a large and lively Egyptian family and true to her background centers her life around food, faith, and family; just maybe not in that order. She enjoys spreading knowledge and learning from others, and hence welcomes conversation and questions about any aspect of her background. Raniah is grateful to have been born and raised in an environment like New York where she has been able to learn about so many different intriguing cultures and traditions.
International development, early childhood education
Born and raised in New York City, Raquel Reynoso obtained a B.A. in History from Nyack College and an M.A. in World History from Rutgers University. She is currently a 2016 candidate in NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Policy – M.P.A. program with a concentration in Management and Policy. Her non-profit experience stems from working with the afrolatin@ forum since 2011, where she currently serves as the Director of Operations and Administration of the organization. As secretary-elect of the Wagner Student Association for 2015-2016, she will work with colleagues to continue the legacy of excellence in public and academic service. Professionally, Raquel has taught within the History Department as the Associate Lecturer of World History at Nyack College since 2005.
Empowering communities of color, access to higher education, income equality opportunities
Raised as a Shia Muslim, Salmah Rizvi was motivated to fight inequality and create social change from an early age and in high school, she served as the youngest-ever Student Human Rights Commissioner for Howard County while also volunteering and travelling for the international Red Cross.
As a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University, she founded the international relief organization Vision XChange (V|X) which raised money through creative events to combat global injustices and while obtaining an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, she volunteered at the Emancipation Network in Kolkata, India where she taught interpretive dance to female survivors of human trafficking.
Salmah then worked five years full-time for the U.S. Department of State and National Security Agency as a lead linguist and analyst, mastering multiple foreign languages including Arabic, Urdu, Punjabi and gaining expertise in counterterrorism, terrorist financing, and nuclear proliferation; her high-value intelligence would often inform the President’s Daily Briefs.
She also spearheaded educational initiatives to progress intelligence reporting on the Muslim world as she was appointed the first Chairwoman of NSA’s Islamic Cultural Employee Resource Group, leading ninety-two individuals to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to highlight Muslims as assets to American national security.
Salmah continues to be a social change leader at NYU Law where she Co-Chairs the Women of Color Collective and the Law Students for Justice in Palestine while also engaging in international scholarship and serving as an intern for the New York Civil Liberties Union.
National security, civil liberties
Vanessa Barrios is an Urban Planning student at the Wagner School of Public Service. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and received her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. She has extensive experience in the homeless service field as a case manager and outreach field navigator. These experiences lead her to seek long term solutions regarding affordable housing in both international and domestic settings. You can usually find her on the 5th floor of Bobst working on a GIS map or lap swimming at Coles.
Urban planning, homelessness