Alumni Notes & News

  By Nora Laberee, SAS '18 Fels Alumnus and second year law student at Syracuse University’s College of Law, Christopher Jennison, has been elected as the Law Student at-Large for the American Bar Association’s Board of Governors. In this role, Jennison will have full voting rights on the board and will be representing the interests of law students at the nation's more than 200 ABA...
By Nora Laberee, SAS '18 Ana Liss, MPA ’11, finished a 2-year appointment working for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as an Empire State Fellow this year, and has moved from Albany to Ithaca to work for the Cornell University S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management as a member of the school's corporate relations and industrial partnerships team.  In the Governor's office, Ana served...
By Nora Laberee, SAS '18 This August, Fels Alumna Lori Partin, MGA '12, was named Chief of Staff for Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen.  Lori began her appointment as Chief of Staff for the Baltimore City Health Department on August 3rd, 2015. Prior to this position, Lori served as Chief of Staff for the Finance Division at the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, and as...
Fels caught up with Fels alumna Sara Marie to talk about her summer as a PLAS Fellow. Where are you working this summer? I am working at the Children's Museum of Manhattan. What do you do at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan?  I am working with the Exhibits and Museum Education departments of the Children’s Museum on designing the content of their upcoming "Muslim Cultures Exhibit". ...
 Tell us a bit about your hometown:  I was born and raised in San Diego, California.  I've lived in Louisiana for eleven years now, and New Orleans, specifically, for eight years. What attracted you to Fels? I was attracted to Fels for a few reasons, namely the focus on state and local government, public finance, and the small size of the program.  I had looked, and visited, a...
By Nora Laberee (SAS '18) Fels caught up with Dylan Hewitt (MPA '15) to talk about his Public Leadership and Service (PLAS) Fellowship at Women's Campaign International. See what he has to say about his worthwhile summer experience! Where are you working this summer? I've had the pleasure of working under the direction of former Pennsylvania Congresswoman (and Fels professor) Marjorie Margolies...
By Nora Laberee (SAS '18) After graduating from Fels with an MPA in 2013, Singaporean native Samuel Lim returned home to serve in the army. In the past two years, he has made great strides.  Drawing on lessons learned at Fels, Lim has had the opportunity to exercise leadership in a command and control driven setting.  He is proud to have begun his career in public service. Prior to...
Fels caught up with student Vera Partem, '15,  to talk about her summer work at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva.  Where are you working this summer? This summer, I am representing the United States at the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland. I am working as an overseas intern and Graduate Pickering Fellow with the U.S. Department of State. This fall, I will be joining...
By Nora Laberee (SAS ’18)  The International City/County Management Association has selected Fels alumnus Lee Feldman, the city manager of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as ICMA’s 2015–2016 president-elect.  Feldman will become a member of the ICMA Executive Board along with the incoming Vice Presidents at the Celebration of Service session on Wednesday at the 2015 ICMA Annual Conference....
By Nora Laberee (SAS ’18)  This past week over 15,000 scientists, innovators, and investors descended on the City of Brotherly Love, as Philadelphia was selected to host the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) 2015 International Convention, the largest, annual biotechnology gathering on the globe. This pivotal event for the biotechnology industry attracts the biggest names in the...
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