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Robert Cashel ’78 B.A. (PSc)

is president and chief executive officer of Family and Children’s Agency, an adoption agency based in Norwalk, Conn. He is also currently on the board and executive committee of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Sawyer Lily Cresap ’16 B.A. (PSt)

has been named AdkAction executive director. AdkAction is an organization that addresses unmet needs, promotes vibrant communities and preserves the natural beauty of the Adirondacks. It is based in Keeseville, N.Y.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Maidel De La Cruz ’15 M.P.A.

is the senior director of government and community affairs at New York City Health and Hospitals and was also named to the Nonprofit 40 Under 40 list, by City & State, a nonpartisan media outlet dedicated to covering New York’s local and state politics and policy.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Bruce Dearstyne ’74 Ph.D. (Hist)

just published a new book, "The Crucible of Public Policy: New York Courts in the Progressive Era" (SUNY Press, 2022). The book describes the story of New York State courts, specifically the Court of Appeals in its discussion and decision making of key state statutes. Dearstyne specializes in New York state history. He has also published "The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State’s History, second edition" (SUNY Press, 2022), which describes New York state history in 19 key events from founding to present day.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Benjamin Diokno ’81 Ph.D. (Econ)

is the fifth governor of the Bangkok Sentral ng Pilipinas and has begun his term as secretary for the department of finance in the administration of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Mark Emmert ’76 M.P.A./ ’83 Ph.D. (PA)

recently retired as president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a position he held since 2010

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Camila Urbina Escobar ’17 M.P.A./M.A. (IR)

married fellow alumnus Maxwell Rupersburgh ’16 M.P.A. in Cartagena, Columbia, on June 25, 2022.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Aleksei Filippov ’07 M.A. (IR)

leads the project management department at Milrem Robotics, a company based in Tallinn, Estonia, that aims to provide innovative robotics for challenging environments.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Patrick Fiorenza ’11 M.P.A.

has joined Research and Marketing Strategies Inc. as the research analytics manager. Research and Marketing Strategies is a market research and healthcare consulting firm located in Central New York.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Margaret FitzPatrick ’88 B.A. (PSt)

was appointed to the board of directors of AN2 Therapeutics, a biomedical company based in Menlo Park, Calif., that develops treatments for rare, chronic and serious infectious diseases.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Ian Forsyth ’96 J.D./M.A. (IR)

started a job as professor of national security studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Emma Goldbas ’14 B.A. (Anth/IR)

is the director of operations at The Potter’s House, a Washington, D.C., bookstore focused on solidarity, justice, spirituality and care for the earth. The bookstore also runs a soup kitchen and has educational programming.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

John Hall ’00 M.P.A.

is the new director of the city of Spokane’s Neighborhood, Housing and Human Services division and oversees the city’s housing, homelessness and community development initiatives.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Andrea Hickerson ’01 B.A. (IR)

was named dean of the School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Megan Joyce ’22 M.P.A.

is a communications officer for Reverse the Red, a global movement led by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, that organizes conservation efforts and supports international biological diversity.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Leo Kanawada Jr. ’65 M.A. (Hist)

has published a new book, "George Clinton: An American Founding Father and American Independence" (AuthorHouse, 2022)

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Zeina Koinis ’09 M.P.A.

is the leading managing director of Definitive Results, a marketing consulting firm based in Leesburg, Va.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Amy Stormes Kremenek ’11 E.M.P.A.

was named the fifth president of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, N.Y.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Jeffrey Patrick Kurkjian ’15 B.A. (PSc)

was named the new co-host of the Andie Summers Morning Show on 92.5 WXTU-FM in Philadelphia.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective

Raymond Levine ’18 B.A. (PSt/PSc)

is starting his last semester at the University of Michigan Law School and is managing executive editor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Volume 27. He is currently a research assistant for Professor Patrick Barry in the legal writing department.

December 14, 2022
Published in the Fall 2022 issue of the Maxwell Perspective
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