Careers and Outcomes

Alumni Profiles

Students make a huge investment in us, and in return, we make an investment in them that extends throughout their careers. Heller alumni are committed to effecting change across a variety of sectors and social justice issues. Jump to your program to meet some of our amazing alumni:


Master of Public Policy

Bishar Jenkins

Bishar Jenkins, MPP'20

Health Policy Fellow, U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson's Office

Toni Burke, MPP'09

Toni Burke, MPP'09

Vice President and Executive Director, City Year San José/Silicon Valley

Charley Francis, MPP'10

Charley Francis, MPP'10

Assistant Director of Leased Housing and Rental Services, Rhode Island Housing

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Social Impact MBA

Nicole McCauley, MBA'16

Nicole McCauley, MBA'16

Human Capital Analyst, Deloitte

Brian Schon, MPP/MBA'11

Brian Schon, MPP/MBA'11

Co-founder, True Colombia Travel & Cannúa

Brenna Schneider, MBA'12

Brenna Schneider, MBA'12

Founder and CEO, 99Degrees Custom

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MS in Global Health Policy and Management

Pushpita Samina, MS GHPM'15

Clinical Services Lead, Office of Health, Population, Nutrition and Education, USAID Bangladesh

Adeyemi Okunogbe, MS'12

Adeyemi Okunogbe, MS GHPM'12

Health Systems Specialist, Global Health Division, RTI International

Sarah Leonard, MS GHPM/MA COEX'19

Sarah Leonard, MS GHPM/MA COEX'19

Public Health Advisor, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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MA in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence

Shadi Sheikhsaraf

Shadi Sheikhsaraf, MA SID/COEX'17

Associate Reporting Officer, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Tarig Mohamed

Tarig Mohamed, MA COEX'16

Regional Program Manager for Africa and the Middle East, KARAMA

Julia Szendro

Julia Szendro, MA COEX'18

Policy Analyst, NYC Department of Corrections Intergovernmental Affairs Unit

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MA in Sustainable International Development

Arina Lester, MA SID'15

Arina Chithavong Lester, MA SID’15

Director of Development and Operations, Legacies of War

Sydney Skov, MA SID'15

Sydney Skov, MA SID'15

U.S. Foreign Service Officer; Co-founder, Free Body Project

Rodrigo Morán, MA SID'16

Rodrigo Moran, MA SID'16

Technology for Development Manager for Central America, Creative Associates International

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PhD in Social Policy

Anne Douglass, PhD'09

Anne Douglass, PhD'09

Assoc. Professor & Exec. Director, Institute for Early Education Leadership & Innovation, UMass Boston
Rajan Sonik, PhD'17

Rajan Sonik, PhD'17

Director of Research, Institute for Health Equity, AltaMed Health Services

Barbara Ferrer

Barbara Ferrer, PhD'94

Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

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