Born and raised in Kosovo, Rina Lila moved to the U.S. during high school, and came to SIPA to study an MIA with a concentration in Economic and Political Development. After graduating in 2015, Rina now works in markets and securities services in the Global Engagement Management Associate Program at Citi.
NUUP is Mexican social enterprise started by Maria Luisa Luque’13. NUUP creates market-based solutions for smallholder farmers by facilitating information flows, and promoting transparency in agricultural value chains while enabling sector-wide collaboration.
Youth Climate Leaders was started by Cassia Moraes MPA-DP’15 to build the next generation of climate advocates. The organization’s mission is to empower a diverse group of young leaders from all over the world with leadership and entrepreneurial skills to be used right now to address climate change.
Originally from Mexico, Rebeca Moreno Jimenez graduated in 2015 with an MPA and concentration in economic and political development. She is currently the Link Lab Manager at UNHCR Innovation in Geneva.
Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices via a rent-to-own financing structure. Enabled by data-driven consumer finance, a trusted brand built on superior customer service, and an expansive network of community-based agents going the last mile, Easy Solar is powering and empowering families and businesses across West Africa.
The EPM program really offered me to break away from journalism and then really go into the weeds in regards to microeconomics, macroeconomics; really actually looking behind the scenes in regards to how actual policies are determined.