EMPA student Elizabeth Cardona-Badiab speaks on Democracy and Latino Leadership

Elizabeth Cardona-BadiabMs. Elizabeth Cardona-Badiab, accompanied by Professor Alejandro Garcia of the School of Social Work, spoke on: “Democracy and Latino Leadership” on Thursday, October 1st to kick off the first Executive Exchange for the semester.  The Executive Exchange is a series during which Executive Masters in Public Administration students may share issues, problems or successes.  Elizabeth discussed cultural sensitivity, education, government, civic engagement and leadership from the local Latino perspective.  Professor Alejandro discussed Latino democracy and leadership on a national level.

Ms. Cardona-Badiab joins Syracuse University after having been Director of the Governor’s Western Massachusetts Office in Springfield.  She also has a strong background in education, political activism and advocacy.  In 2008 she was a Delegate for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.   While at Maxwell she plans on taking an interdisciplinary approach to studying leadership and public administration to help her fulfill her goal of one day running for public office.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in American Studies with a Concentration in Social Issues from Springfield College in Massachusetts.

For more information on Professor Alejandro Garcia, please visit http://humanecology.syr.edu/Faculty/GarciaAlejandro.aspx