SIPA Students Seek to Bridge the Gap Between Academic and Small-Town America

Frederik Vitting Hermann | SIPA Class of 2017 On Saturday April 8th, 15 SIPA students found themselves far away from home court as they tried to talk politics with unwitting shoppers in Destiny Mall – the country’s fifth largest, located just outside Syracuse, NY. The event was part of a full weekend of political conversations far…

After finally achieving financial stability, Joshua Trinidad reflects on a lifetime filled with economic struggles

Adriana Tache | SIPA Class of 2017 From college dropout, to nanny, to Foreign Service Officer – this is the road map to Joshua Trinidad’s accomplishments. He is a 32-year-old International Security policy student from Puerto Rico, who came to the Ivy League school after building an appetite for international relations while working as an English…

After having lived in a perpetual state of financial stress, Kasumi Takahashi understands the plight of those in need

Adriana Tache | SIPA Class of 2017 “I am proud of being here at SIPA. It’s a very special group of people. When I look around I see the future leaders of the world, people who will do good for the society. To be part of this group is very important to me,” Kasumi Takahashi tells…