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  • MAIR alum explores Tunisia's socioeconomic hardships in Carnegie blog

    "To be successful, the government should identify and quickly enact short-term measures to begin bringing positive change to the lives of Tunisia’s most vulnerable citizens," writes Hamza Mighri '19 MAIR. His co-authored article "Tunisia’s Perennial Priorities," was published in the Carnegie Middle East Center's blog Diwan.



    Eatman named finance director for the Town of Hamden, Conn.

    Curtis Eatman ’09 BA (PSc)/’11 MPA was hired as the new finance director for Hamden, Connecticut. In his new role managing the town’s fiscal affairs, Eatman will be primarily responsible for helping Hamden recover from a recent credit downgrade and helping to reduce their current debt burden.



    Orose appointed executive director of Words Alive

    Rachael Silbar-Voorhees Orose ’09 MPA has been named the executive director of Words Alive, a children’s literacy nonprofit in San Diego. In her new position, Orose will help Words Alive fulfill its mission to expand opportunities for reading among at-risk populations, while also expanding the community of supporters and volunteers involved with their programming.



    Selman named to Homeland Security & Defense Business Council Board

    John Selman ’92 MPA has been appointed to the board of directors for the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council, a corporate membership organization working to build engagement between industry and government. Selman is currently vice president of national security programs for LMI, a management consulting nonprofit.



    Nuno joins Apex Systems as a data analyst contractor for Facebook

    Cristian Nuno ’17 MPA has moved to Facebook via Apex Systems as a data analyst contractor. In this new position, Nuno will help develop better analytical protocols through Python and R statistical tools, and by increasing the efficiency of SQL queries.



    Shalala article on politics and coronavirus published in NY Times

    "Now is not the time for political gamesmanship," writes Donna Shalala '70 MSSc/'70 PhD (SSc). "The American people want politicians in Washington to stop bickering, tone down the talk, and pull together to save lives." Shalala's article, "Drop the Politics and Fight the Coronavirus," was published in the New York Times.



    Pasquale named a director at Allyn Family Foundation

    Stephanie Pasquale ’94 BA (PSt)/’97 MPA has been appointed as director of neighborhood engagement at the Allyn Family Foundation, a philanthropic organization working to improve the quality of life across Central New York. In this new position, Pasquale will be the Allyn Family Foundation’s liaison with the City of Syracuse, working closely with the Syracuse Housing Authority on large scale affordable housing projects



    Stress named Onondaga Community College Foundation executive director

    Kathleen Stress ’08 MA (PA) has been appointed the executive director of the Onondaga Community College Foundation. In her new position, Stress will oversee the foundation’s programming and outreach, while helping develop plans to attract philanthropic support for Onondaga Community College activities.



    Entertainment lawyer and producer Davis wins Grammy Award

    Doug Davis ’94 BA (PSc) has won a Grammy Award for his role in the making of the Brian Lynch Big Band album, “Omni-American Book Club,” which won in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. This is Davis’s second Grammy; he previously won the award as a producer on the album “American Dreamers.”



    Nicolelli appointed executive vice president and CFO at EXL

    Maurizio Nicolelli ’90 BA (PSc) has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer for EXL, an operations management and analytics firm headquartered in New York City. As a member of EXL’s senior executive team, Nicolelli will be responsible for the company’s financial and operational leadership.



    Schnitzer promoted to president and CEO of CIRI

    Susan Schnitzer ’91 BA (Econ/PSt) has been named the president and CEO of the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI), a nonprofit that advocates for and supports immigrants, refugees, and survivors of human trafficking across Connecticut. CIRI is the only Connecticut nonprofit that provides legal, social, linguistic, and educational services to new Americans in the state.



    Curto’s Peace Corps experience featured in hometown press

    A recently completed Peace Corps assignment in Morocco, by Adriana Curto ’16 BA (CCE/IR), was featured last month in the Highlands Current, a print and online news outlet serving a set of towns in the Hudson Valley (from which Curto hails). In the article, Curto explains how she’d entered the Peace Corps to improve her Arabic language skills, and to serve an interest in the Arabic Middle East and North Africa she developed as a freshman at Maxwell.



    Alumnus Schwabish writes book on research presentation

    Jonathan Schwabish ’02 MA (Econ)/’03 PhD (Econ) has written Elevate the Debate: A Multilayered Approach to Communicating Your Research (Wiley, 2020). Schwabish, currently a senior fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, is a specialist in data visualization and presentation design.



    Soljour presented with nationally recognized dissertation award

    Kishauna Soljour ’16 MA (Hist)/’19 PhD (Hist) has received a distinguished dissertation award from the Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest. These awards, first given in 1982, are intended to highlight academics “who have already made unusually significant and original contributions to their fields” as they finish their dissertation.



    Senlet made partner at law firm Barclay Damon

    Ekin Senlet ’08 JD/MAIR has been elected a partner of Barclay Damon, a regional law firm operating throughout a series of offices across the Northeastern United States and Toronto. Senlet, who has worked with Barclay Damon since completing her degrees at Maxwell, focuses on regulatory issues in the energy industry across New York State.



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