Explore these profiles to learn more about SIPA’s impact — in diverse policy fields, in locations around the world.

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NaTakallam is addressing the challenge displaced people face supporting themselves and their families due to local labor restrictions.
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Oorja was founded by Amit Saraogi MIA’15 with the mission of using clean energy as a catalyst for economic empowerment of bottom of the pyramid populations in rural India. Oorja is packaging power for last-mile Rural Markets.
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Tikkun Olam in Hebrew means “repair the world.”
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A senior economist at the RAND Corporation, Dr. Howard Shatz (MIA ’91) researches questions across different disciplines using different methods. RAND shares its research product so that any...
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Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices via a rent-to-own financing structure.
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Elissa Slotkin was elected in November 2018 to represent Michigan’s 8th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, as the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International...
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Pizza restaurant was started by SIPA alum Alejandro Souza MPA-DP’13 to employ homeless and formerly incarcerated people in the food industry.
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Katie Jacobs Stanton MIA '95, chief marketing officer for Color and former VP of global media for Twitter, on how her SIPA education was applicable across her career in government and technology...
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Gabriel Stricker graduated from the MIA program in 2001 with a concentration in International Finance and Economic Policy. He currently serves as vice president of policy and communications at Google Fiber.
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Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices via a rent-to-own financing structure.
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First Access is an award-winning fintech company that was founded by Nicole Van Der Tuin ’12 to offer a smart data platform for emerging market financial institutions.
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Agratam India works in Bihar, the most underdeveloped Indian state, to radically enhance income levels of rural households by converting unproductive waterlogged wastelands into profitable fish farms.
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Maria Leslie Villegas (MIA-EPM ’99) has spent the last 18 years at the World Bank Group, most recently as a global infrastructure specialist in the Washington, D.C., headquarters. What does it mean...
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Bitae Technologies was co-founded by Shanna Crumley MIA'18 and Gemma Torras-Vives MPA’18.

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