When Tamara Rivera attended her first day of orientation at the State Department, she didn’t realize she would feel so at home.
When Tamara Rivera, SPA/MA ’08 and a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) at the State Department, didn’t realize she would feel so at home in the prestigious program. “American University” was a common starting point for participants.
D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty pledged to improve the city’s schools and found a key person to help him do it: Tonya Vidal Kinlow SPA/MPA ’05.
In reorganizing Washington’s police department, chief Cathy Lanier enlisted SPA alum Joshua Ederheimer to oversee recruiting, training, criminal intelligence, and the construction of a new DNA lab.
Mark Sylvia, SPA/BA '96, SPA/MPA '98, is director of the Green Communities Division in Massachusetts' Department of Energy Resources.
Disability cuts across all classes, cultures, and incomes, says Helena Berger, SPA/BS '81, who advocates for legislation to protect access to benefits for the millions of Americans affected by disability.