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Jenna DeAngelo

“Through the variety of courses I took at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, I am better equipped to talk about policy issues.”..
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Vaishali Kushwaha

Vaishali Kushwaha, a PhD in Law and Public Policy student with a focus in urban sustainability, hopes to work on policy and governance frame books for Asian cities in an effort to make them more sustainable…
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Ben Hoffman

“For most of my life I have had to choose between a career that has meaning and one that pays the bills. This program represents an opportunity to find one that does both.”..
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Andrew Bryant

“Interning at NECHV gave me great insight into both nonprofit organizations and the politics of veterans’ affairs. It also taught me several lessons about public administration in general. As in any industry, the public administration field comes with its own set of unique challenges and hurdles. I was fortunate to experience and learn from many of these challenges this summer. This hands-on experience will allow me to excel both in the classroom and in my future professional endeavors.”..
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Antonio Vázquez Brust

“I really like how the program is connected to what is going on in Boston. We are just beginning it, and we’re going to have a live discussion with representatives from the city of Boston that deal with urban informatics. I’m loving it. I think it’s very hands-on.”..
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Leslie Stahl

When I moved to the Netherlands in August 2014, I was nervous about the program—especially since I don’t speak Dutch and I didn’t know anyone in the city. It was also difficult to leave my job and my friends in Boston for an entire semester. Fortunately, as soon as I arrived in Amsterdam, the staff,…
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Ruth Strande

“I also chose Northeastern because of their excellent reputation for real-world application. I felt like everything I learned could directly be applied to my ongoing work and will continue to be useful throughout my career.”..
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Sarah Stanton

Sarah Stanton, a Master of Public Administration program graduate, discusses her experience at Northeastern, describes the work she is currently doing for the City of Salem and offers advice for prospective and current students…
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George Durante

“I would place the program’s requirement that you continually engage in a variety of writing styles as one of the most important skills that I gained from the program. This is the reality of my current position. One day I may be writing a press release to distribute to local media outlets, and the next day I may be writing a grant proposal or a new program or policy for the city.”..
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