Previous De Sardon-Glass Fellows

2016-2017 Fellows

Adriana Arciniega Adriana Arciniega Munoz
EMPA
Country: Peru

Ms. Arciniega's main interests are public administration, organizational design, policy-making and policy reform. She has around 10 years of professional experience on public management in central government level, implementation and monitoring processes for production and productivity and modernization processes. Before Syracuse she worked at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in Peru. She is now working on a investigation project about the inconsistency of public policies in the Peruvian decentralization process.
   
Diana Chaman Diana Chaman Salas
MPA
Country: Peru

Diana has a B.Sc. in Political Science with a Concentration in Comparative Politics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She worked as a project manager for the Rural Agroindustry Network of Peru - REDAR PERU where her job focused on sustainable rural development in andean communities through capacity building. Currently, she is a regular member of the regional Parliamentary Front against Hunger (FPH) at the Peruvian Congress. She has been a speaker at the UN Climate Change Conference - COP20, The No More Food to Waste - High Level Conference in the Hague, the UN - FAO Woman of the Mountain Conference and the World Bank 2015 Annual Meeting.
   
Henry Dyer Henry Dyer Cruzado
MPA/MA Econ.
Country: Peru
Henry holds a B.A. degree in Political Science from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Prior to coming to the Maxwell School, he worked as a consultant analyst for Peru’s Civil Service Agency (Servir), particularly for the Office of Civil Service Policy. He also worked as analyst for the General Department of Teacher Development in Peru’s Ministry of Education. Amid both public sector experiences, he participated in reforms oriented to enhance Peru’s civil service capacity and the teachers’ career system in public schools. Henry intends to pursue a career as an international public servant in social policy and social inclusion for Latin American Countries. He deems that the Sardon-Glass fellowship is an extraordinary opportunity to develop policy analysis and management skills that will enable him to work effectively in international development agencies and in the public sector.


2015-2016 Fellows

Graciela Hijar Graciela Hijar Santibanez
MPA/MAIR
Country: Peru

Graciela holds a Bachelor of Law from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, where she focused on human rights, international law and good governance. In 2015, she was awarded the De Sardon-Glass Fellowship to study a MPA/MAIR at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Syracuse. Her previous working experience included the Ministry of Women, the Andean Commission of Jurists, the Peruvian Oil Trade Association, and recently the UN Women Headquarters in NYC.
   
Catalina Lara Catalina Lara
EMIR
Country: Chile

Catalina Lara got an EMIR at Maxwell School. She has an interest in International Relations to strengthen her skills as a journalist in order to bolster transparency and public access to information. She most recently was a television analyst of International Formats and Foreign Acquisitions for the Chilean TV Broadcaster. Catalina is currently working as an Account Executive of The Coca-Cola Company and Cencosud (the biggest Latinamerican retail) at one of the three most important Communications Agencies in Chile. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Diego Portales in Santiago 
   
Simon Perez Simon Perez
EMIR
Country: Chile

Simon Perez joined the EMIR Program with interest in International Relations, hoping to gain skills to find solutions to cross border conflicts through International organizations. He is currently a Reserve Naval Officer and works as a Commercial and Finance Advisor. His responsabilities include developing commercial portfolios, financial analysis of medium and large companies, and administrating services for clients. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management from the Universidad del Mar. 
   
Camila Urbina Camila Urbina
MPA/MAIR
Country: Colombia

Camila Urbina Escobar is a lawyer from Medellin, Colombia. She has worked on issues of food security, development and technology, and the rights of people with disabilities, with the Colombian government, various NGOs in Latin American and in Timor-leste and France with the World Food Program. Interested in food security, cooperation, partnerships, donor relations and the humanitarian action


2014-2015 Fellows

Oscar Pascual

Oscar Pascual Gutierrez
EMPA
Country: Peru

Oscar Pascual joined the Maxwell School to improve both his knowledge about economic policies and his leadership skills. He is an economist with experience in financial regulation and supervision. Prior to enrolling at Syracuse University, he worked at the Superintendency of Banking, Insurance Company and Private Pension Funds, where he was the Principal Supervisor of market and liquidity risks. He participated in the working group in charge of the design of a new regulatory framework for liquidity risk, according to guidelines proposed by Basel III.

   
Maria Laura Veramendi María Laura Veramendi
MPA
Country: Peru

Peruvian sociologist, who developed the first years of her career taking part of research projects around educational policies, citizenship and democracy, among others. In the years prior to coming to Maxwell, Maria Laura learned about the relevance of an evidence-based approach in policy making, mainly through her experience as a specialist in educational research in the Ministry of Education of Peru. Holding such position, she also learned about the complex issues that arise in Peruvian public institutions, which create several obstacles to the implementation of effective policies, including the lack of the mentioned approach, next to issues related to strategic planning, human resources management, among others. Interested in becoming actively involved in these topics, Maria Laura decided to pursue an MPA in Maxwell, in order to receive the required academic preparation to fulfill such objective. 
   
Gonzalo Talavera Gonzalo Talavera
MPA
Country:  Peru 

Gonzalo Talavera holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics by Universidad del Pacífico, Lima.  He worked as Country Manager, and Regional Manager for Andean Countries for TECHO, a Latin-American non-profit focused on housing and community development; he then worked as Advisor to the Executive Director of Juntos, the Peruvian conditional cash transfer program. Prior to coming to The Maxwell School, he worked in the the Ministry of Education of Peru where he was an advisor in the General Direction of Higher Education.  Gonzalo intends to pursue a career as a public servant in the fields of poverty, social inclusion, and social policy.


2013-2014 Fellows 

Enver Figueroa  Enver Figueroa Bazán 
MPA 
Country: Peru

A Peruvian economist specialized in public management, policy analysis, and formulation and assessment of public investment projects.  Enver has over 12 years of work experience in the public sector of his home country, where his last position was as Director in the Ministry of Agriculture.  After that, he decided to take time off to increase his human capital and then go back to Peru to assume new professional challenges.  He was also a consultant of the International Labor Organization for the Government of Paraguay in 2008.  Prior to Maxwell, he spent a year and a half in Colombia pursuing a Master's degree in Public Policy, for which he is currently finishing a research paper that assesses the impact of local public investments on households' welfare in Peru.  His academic interests include public policy analysis and public management, economic growth, regional/urban economics, decentralization, econometrics, institutional economics, and game theory.  Aside from academics, he loves Latino music (salsa, merengue, son, cumbia, vallenato, and bolero), soccer and good cuisine. 
   
Ana Marcela Paredes  Ana Marcela Paredes
EMPA/EMAIR 
Country: Ecuador

Ana Marcela Paredes' area of focus is in the best practices and the democratic process.  She is specifically interested in learning about management indicators. After her Sardon-Glass fellowship, Ana Marcela would like to apply these lessons towards developing performance metrics in Ecuador.  She most recently served as alternate Counsel in the National Electoral Council.  She has had experience in the government sector as Director of Prevention, Transparency and Accountability at the National Secretariat for Management and Transparency. 
   
Gustavo Zanabria

Gustavo Alonso Zanabria
MPA 
Country: Peru

Gustavo Zanabria holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics.  Prior to coming to the Maxwell School, he worked at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Peru where he was a specialist in international trade and a negotiator of Free Trade Agreements and Tax Treaties.  Gustavo intends to pursue a career as an international public servant in the fields of international trade, regional economic development and regulation.


2012-2013 Fellows

Ingrid Rojas Arellano

Ingrid Rojas Arellano  
MPA
Country: Peru

Ingrid Rojas holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Prior to coming to Maxwell, she executed several evaluations of Peruvian social programs and found that some of them are not achieving their goals. In the future, she would like to be part of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, specifically, in the Department of Public Budget. In this position, she can work in the improvement of social programs, by applying the results of those impact evaluations.

   
Julian Florez Julian Florez Isaza
MAIR

Country: Colombia
Julian Florez intends to pursue a career as an international public servant in the fields of human rights, democracy, and international peace and security. Prior to joining the Maxwell School as a Sardon-Glass Fellow, Mr. Florez worked as an International Cooperation Consultant for the Municipality of Medellin (Colombia). In this position he helped identify and implement cooperation agreements with national and international cooperants. He also participated in the organization of the II Summit of the World’s Regions on Food Security, held in October 2012 in Medellin. Previously, Julian researched the state of food security in Asia Pacific and Latin America, and worked as a Congressional Intern for the Colombian Government Trade Bureau in Washington D.C. Julian holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from EAFIT University in Medellin.

   
Maria Sofia Greco

Maria Sofia Greco
EMPA
Country: Argentina
 
Maria Sofia Greco is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and she is an attorney-at-law. Prior to coming to Maxwell, she worked for the Ministry of Economy in her country and for several International Law firms in the administrative/regulatory law areas. Being awarded the Sardon-Glass assistantship gave her the chance to pursue the Executive Master in Public Administration in order to expand her knowledge on legal processes, economic development issues, and other challenges that are faced by governmental and multilateral organizations.