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Professional Master’s

Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

Sarah Arbes ’05
VP, Head of Federal Affairs, Alliance Development and Policy, bluebird bio, Inc.
Annandale, V.A., United States
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Rand Baker ’75
Retired, previous analyst for the Office of Management and Budget, as well as leadership positions in state mental health and addiction services 
Norman, O.K., United States
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Lucia Baltazar ’14
Portfolio Officer, IDB Invest
Mexico City, Mexico
Affinity Group(s): International Students
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Wally Bobkiewicz ’89
City Administrator, City of Issaquah (WA)
Issaquah, W.A., United States
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Molly Bond ’19
Advocacy & Public Policy Manager, American Booksellers Association
New York, N.Y., United States
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Rachel Buske ’01
OMB Analyst 2, Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Columbus, O.H., United States
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George (Bud) Dunham ’88
Town Manager, Town of Sandwich, MA
East Sandwich, M.A., United States
Email George (Bud)

Aimee Falkum ’15 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek Life, LGBTQ+
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Lindsay Finman ’19 B.A. (PSc) / ’20 M.P.A.
Grants Officer, Foundation Relations and Government Grants, Boston Medical Center
Brookline, M.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek Life
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Elizabeth Fomegne ’09
Director – Office of Policy and Planning, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (Maternal and Child Health Bureau)
Gaithersburg, M.D., United States
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Javier Font ’92
Executive Vice President and Founder, Intelligence and Public Affairs
Bilbao, Spain
Affinity Group(s): International Students
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Elise Inouye ’20 (Atlantis)
Congressional Fellow, U.S. Senate / Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented Minority Students
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Fred Isquith ’09
Attorney, Zwerling Schacter & Zwerling LLP / Isquith Law PLLC
New York, N.Y., United States
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Prashanth Jayachandran ’98 M.P.A. / J.D.
Chief Supply Chain Counsel, Colgate-Palmolive Company
Princeton, N.J., United States
Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented Minority Students
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Shannon Jenkins ’05 B.A. (Econ, PSc) / ’06 M.P.A.
Program Manager U.S. Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation System, U.S. Air Force
Centreville, V.A., United States
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Jeffrey Jordan ’82
Deputy Director CFO, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority
South Portland, M.E., United States
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Tom Kaczmarek ’14
Policy Advisor, New York State Department of Public Service
Glenville, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek Life
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Anne Kagi ’11
Grant Project Manager, CHRIS 180 Atlanta, GA
Seattle, W.A., United States
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Stephen Lisauskas ’94 B.A. (PSc) / ’96 M.P.A.
Vice President of Government Affairs, WasteZero
Andover, M.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek Life
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John Mandyck ’89 B.A. (PSt) / ’92 M.P.A.
CEO, Urban Green Council (NYC)
West Hartford, C.T., United States
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Ryan Martin ’13 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Country Director, Burundi, One Acre Fund
Martinsville, V.A., United States
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James McCully ’17 M.P.A. / J.D.
Senior Policy and Program Analyst, U.S. Government Accountability Office
Alexandria, V.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students, International Students
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Daniel McMurray ’19 B.A. (PSc) / ’20 M.P.A.
President, International Government Programs for Youth
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Athletics, Greek Life
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Lia Miller ’03 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat, U.S. Department of State
Dulles, V.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek Life, Underrepresented Minority Students
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Escander Nagazi ’18
Knowledge Management Specialist, The World Bank
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students
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John Norway ’85 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Title X Federal Technician, North Dakota Army National Guard
Bismarck, N.D., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Military/Veterans, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Underrepresented Minority Students
Email John

Stephanie Pasquale ’94 B.A. (PST) / ’97 M.P.A.
Director of Neighborhood Advancement, Allyn Family Foundation
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students
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Philip Porter ’17 B.A. (Hist) / ’18 M.P.A.
Foreign Military Sales Analyst, Naval Sea Systems Command
Bethesda, M.D., United States
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Kathleen Preston ’90
Executive Vice President, New York Health Plan Association
Delmar, N.Y., United States
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LeeAnne Rogers ’02
Chief Executive Officer, Pennsylvania Economy League
Harrisburg, P.A., United States
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Carmen Ronan ’13
Manager of Business Development and International Services, Molera Alvarez, LLC
Phoenix, A.Z., United States
Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented Minority Students
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Bridger Roy ’10
Senior Principal Program Management / Policy Advisor, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) / U.S. Department of Defense
Arlington, V.A., United States
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Andrew Salkin ’97
Founding Principal, Resilient Cities Catalyst
Brooklyn, N.Y., United States
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George Schaefer ’74
Retired
Austin, T.X., United States
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Michael Scherger ’07
Director, National Training Center, U.S. Bureau of Land Management
Phoenix, A.Z., United States
Affinity Group(s): Military/Veterans, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers 
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Amy Schmidt ’14
Program Coordinator, Syracuse University
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
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Kicia Sears ’16
Evaluation Associate, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
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Earl Shank ’17
Sr. Manager, Traceability, Tapestry Inc. (Coach, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman)
Takoma Park, M.D., United States
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Jennifer Speicher ’11
Associate Administrator, Ambulatory Services, SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): Athletics
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Kurt Steinberg ’93 B.A. (IR) / ’94 M.P.A.
President, Montserrat College of Art
Framingham, M.A., United States
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Kevin Sutherland ’09
Town Manager, Town of Bar Harbor, ME
Saco, M.E., United States
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Derrick Taylor ’17
Foreign Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of State
Alexandria, V.A., United States
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Roza Vasileva ’13 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Digital Innovations and Engagement Specialist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Fulbright Scholars, International Students
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John Williams ’03
CFO, Uinta County School District No.1
Evanston, W.Y., United States
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Ruitong Zhou ’15 B.A. (IR, PSt) / ’16 M.P.A.
Research Officer (Resource Mobilization), World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland
Affinity Group(s): International Students
Email Ruitong 

Master of Arts in International Relations - M.A. (IR)

Ben Albert ’13
Director, Corporate Partnerships, Save the Children
Potomac, M.D., United States
Affinity Group(s): First generation college students
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Lorraine Bower ’19
Advisory Consultant, Grant Thornton / U.S. Army Reserve
Arlington, V.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): Military/veterans, Underrepresented minority students
Email Lorraine

Ellis Cortez ’15 M.A. (IR) / J.D.
Attorney (Judge Advocate), U.S. Army
Niceville, F.L., United States
Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, Military/veterans, Underrepresented minority students
Email Ellis

Xiaowen Cui ’21
Intern, Partnership for Public Service
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek life, International students
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Timothy Fadgen ’00
Assistant Professor / Lecturer, University of Auckland
Surfdale, Auckland, New Zealand
Affinity Group(s): International students
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Aimee Falkum ’15 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek life, LGBTQ+
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Sotirios Gountas ’08
Organizational Effectiveness Consultant, Slalom LLC
Ridgewood, N.J., United States
Affinity Group(s): First generation college students
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Marius Jitea ’07
Senior Public Manager, General Secretariat of the Romanian Government
Bucharest, Romania
Affinity Group(s): International students
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Alexander Macdonald ’18
Economist, U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek life, International students
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Ryan Martin ’13 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Country Director, Burundi, One Acre Fund
Martinsville, V.A., United States
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Johnathan Medina ’19
Compliance Associate, Goldman Sachs
Salt Lake City, U.T., United States
Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, Underrepresented minority students
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Hamza Mighri ’19
Economist Consultant, World Bank Group
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): First generation college students, Fulbright scholars, International students
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Lia Miller ’03 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat, U.S. Department of State
Dulles, V.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): Greek life, Underrepresented minority students
Email Lia

John Norway ’85 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Title X Federal Technician, North Dakota Army National Guard
Bismarck, N.D., United States
Affinity Group(s): International students, Military/veterans, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, Underrepresented minority students
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Michael Orwa ’09
Principal Associate, Miale Public Affairs
Nairobi, Kenya
Affinity Group(s): International students
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Liad Roytfarb ’18
Associate Manager, Kroll, Inc.
Toronto, Ont., Canada
Affinity Group(s): International students
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Seth Tucker ’94 M.A. (IR) / ’19 Executive M.P.A. (Syracuse)
Director of Global Safety and Support, Syracuse University
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
Email Seth

Roza Vasileva ’13 M.A. (IR) / M.P.A.
Digital Innovations and Engagement Specialist, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): Fulbright scholars, International students
Email Roza

Sangeun Yeo ’16
Salda Co., Ltd, ESG Lead
Seongnam, South Korea
Affinity Group(s): International students
Email Sangeun

Executive Master’s Programs

Executive Master of Public Administration (Executive MPA)

Includes the M.A. in public administration (PA), which was offered on campus in Syracuse before the Executive M.P.A. was established.

Oleksiy Anokhin ’17 (Syracuse)
Consultant, World Bank Group
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students
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John Boccacino ’03 B.A. (Hist) / ’20 Executive M.P.A. (Syracuse)
Senior Internal Communications Specialist, Syracuse University
Farmington, N.Y., United States
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Elizabeth Cardona ’10 (Syracuse)
Executive Director Multicultural Affairs, Bay Path University
Springfield, M.A., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students, International Students, Underrepresented Minority Students
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James Hartman ’19 (Online)
Battalion Chief, City of Rochester Fire Department (NY)
Webster, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students, Military/Veterans
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Kalonji Samuel ’21 (Online)
Foreign Service Officer - Financial Controller (US Diplomat and International Development Professional), United States Agency for International Development
Frankfurt, Germany – Middle East and Northern Africa Portfolio
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Military/Veterans, Underrepresented Minority Students  
Email Kalonji

Go Takahashi ’10 (Syracuse)
Founder/President, NGO Little Bees International/ASEAN Green Justice Network
Ichinoseki, Japan
Affinity Group(s): International Students, LGBTQ+, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Email Go

Margo Thomas ’19 (Syracuse)
Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Sustainable Giving, Stetson University  
St. Augustine, F.L., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students
Email Margo

Seth Tucker ’94 M.A. (IR) / ’19 Executive M.P.A. (Syracuse)
Director of Global Safety and Support, Syracuse University
Syracuse, N.Y., United States
Email Seth

Mirjahon Turdiev ’16 (Syracuse)
Consultant, United Nations Development Program – Uzbekistan
Jamesville, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Email Mirjahon

Executive Master of International Relations in Washington, D.C. (Executive M.A. IR-DC)

Nagesh Borse ’19 (D.C.)
Technical Director - Global Health, US Pharmacopeia
Washington, D.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Underrepresented Minority Students
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Areig Elhag ’21 (D.C.)
Senior Interview Producer, Middle East Broadcasting Network (Alhurra TV)
Springfield, V.A., United States
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Nigel Sutton ’20 (D.C.)
VP of Business Development, General Motors Defense
Annapolis, M.D., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Military/Veterans, Underrepresented Minority Students
Email Nigel

Social Science Master’s Programs

Social Science

R Justin Tolomeo ’87 B.A. (Anth) / ’06 M.S.Sc.
Global Head of Investigations, GE Healthcare
Cedarburg, W.I., United States
Email R. Justin

Doctoral Programs

Economics

Mallory Vachon ’09 B.A. (Econ, PSt) / ’15 Ph.D. (Econ)
Senior Economist, ThinkWhy
Dallas, T.X., United States
Affinity Group(s): Athletics, Greek Life
Email Mallory

History

Lex Jing Lu ’16
Assistant Professor, Clark University
Providence, R.I., United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Underrepresented Minority Students
Email Lex

Political Science

Alan Gitelson ’68 B.A. / ’73 Ph.D. 
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Loyola University Chicago (retired)
York, M.E., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students, International Students
Email Alan

Christopher Jones ’95
Vice President for Strategy and Innovation; Professor of Political Science (International Relations), Bradley University
Peoria, I.L., United States
Email Christopher

Public Administration

James Garnett ’78
Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Administration, Rutgers University (retired)
St. Petersburg, F.L., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students, International Students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Email James

Jud Murchie ’17
Policy Research and Strategy, Wells Fargo
Arden Hills, M.N., United States
Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented Minority Students
Email Jud

Maria Rendón ’96
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development
Washington, DC, United States
Affinity Group(s): International Students, Underrepresented Minority Students
Email Maria

Sociology

Carlton Hornung ’72
Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Louisville - School of Medicine
Cornelius, N.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students, Returned Peace Corps Volunteers
Email Carlton

Tracy Vargas ’18
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina - Pembroke
Carthage, N.C., United States
Affinity Group(s): First Generation College Students
Email Tracy

Certificates of Advanced Study

Conflict and Collaboration

Tricia Lyman ’12
Family Counselor, Huntington Family Center, Inc.
Homer, N.Y., United States
Affinity Group(s): Underrepresented ,Minority Students
Email Tricia