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Bremda S. Acosta ’22 M.A. (Soc)

is the parent corps manager for the Black Latinx Asian Charter Collaborative (BLACC). The BLACC is a nonprofit that promotes charter schools founded and led by people of color in New York City.
April 4, 2024

Liza S. Camellerie ’06 J.D.

has been elected a partner at Aronson Mayefsky & Sloan in New York City. The firm works on matrimonial law, equitable distribution and custody practices.
April 4, 2024

Cheryl Camillo ’98 M.P.A.

serves as deputy pillar lead for Canada's Coronavirus Variants Rapid Response Network, which leads research on policies to mitigate pandemics. Her team recently published a study in Health Affairs on the impact of Canada's proof of COVID-19 vaccination policies. She is currently an associate professor in the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina.
April 4, 2024

Edward Cox ’08 M.P.A./M.A. (IR)

was recently promoted to the rank of colonel in the U.S. Army. He is currently stationed in Washington, D.C. He previously worked as deputy chief for mission integration, Indo-Pacific Regional Center, and deputy division chief for Northeast Asia Division Asia Pacific Regional Center at the Defense Intelligence Agency.
April 4, 2024

Matthew Duncan ’09 M.A. (IR)

was promoted to vice president of security operations and intelligence for the Electricity-Information Sharing and Analysis Center at the North American Electric Reliability Corp. He oversees cyber and physical security for electricity infrastructure.
April 4, 2024

Gary Elias ’75 B.A. (PSc)

was recently named to the New York State Bar Association Elder Law Section Executive Committee and as one of three vice chairs of the Elder Law Ethics Committee. He was also named a "super lawyer" in the area of trusts and estates. The Elder Law Section provides services, programs and materials on legal issues affecting elderly people.
April 4, 2024

Michael B. Esmond ’01 M.A. (IR)

has begun a new role as director of municipal finance for Braintree, Massachusetts. He assists in management of the town's budget and oversees the offices of accountant, assessor, purchasing, treasurer and collector.
April 4, 2024

Steven D. Lustig ’91 M.A. (PSc)

has been named among the World Trademark Review’s 1000 ranking for 2024. The ranking recognizes professionals and firms for work in obtaining, protecting, managing, enforcing and monetizing trademarks.
April 4, 2024

Stephanie Petkovsek ’93 B.A. (Hist)

is a senior lecturer in history at SUNY Canton. She teaches U.S. history surveys, African American history and U.S. immigration history. She is also chapter president of SUNY’s faculty and professionals union, United University Professions.
April 4, 2024

Christina J. Sterbenz ’13 B.A. (PSt)

has been hired by Bloomberg Opinion as an editor working on special projects. She previously served as an editor at NBC News, a senior editor at Vice News, and a weekend editor and reporter at Business Insider.
April 4, 2024

Edward “JoJo” L. Wooden ’92 B.A. (Soc)

has been named senior director of player personnel for the Las Vegas Raiders. He previously served as the Los Angeles Chargers' interim general manager and director of player personnel for the New York Jets. He played outside linebacker for Syracuse University from 1989-92, including in top-10 nationally ranked seasons.
April 4, 2024

Benjamin E. Diokno ’81 Ph.D. (Econ)

was appointed as a full-time member of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) monetary board, the central bank of the Philippines' policy-making body. He formerly served as governor of the BSP.
February 22, 2024

Luciano J. Iorizzo ’58 M.A. (Hist)/ ’66 Ph.D. (Hist)

has published an autobiography titled “You are Lucky, Luciano” (Teneo Press, 2023).
February 22, 2024

Pauline Johnson ’85 B.A. (RusSt)

has worked at Lowe's Home Improvement in Clayton, N.C., for 24 years. 
February 22, 2024

Anthony F. Kern ’84 M.P.A.

is the human resources director for Schuylkill County, Pa. He recently completed a master's degree in conflict resolution from Pennsylvania Western University. 
February 22, 2024

Howard A. Palley ’63 Ph.D. (SSc)

, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, authored “Introduction: Comments on the Public/Private Sector Mix in Healthcare Delivery” (Oxford University Press, 2023), a volume within a series published in collaboration with the Center for International Policy Exchanges. The volume contains studies of healthcare systems in 13 countries. 
February 22, 2024

Virginia (Doyle) Sobol ’79 B.A. (PSc)

is the senior manager of editorial and content at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City. 
February 22, 2024

Anthony M. Zola ’76 M.A. (Econ)

is a senior researcher working in social risk management at GMS Research Group in Pathumthani, Thailand. He has worked in Africa and Asia in development administration, rural and agricultural development, and policy research.
February 22, 2024

Haekeun Cho ’09 E.M.P.A.

has been named president of the state-run Korea Post, the national postal service of South Korea. He previously held positions at the Korea Post as director of the South Jeolla regional office, the posts bureau and the postal savings bureau.
February 2, 2024

Dawn M. Epstein ’06 M.P.A.

was named executive director of Healthy Kids Running Series (HKRS), a nonprofit that introduces children ages 2-14 to the sport of running. Founded in 2009, HKRS hosts over 230 races in 30-plus states and territories.
February 2, 2024
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