OCtober 2023

Sekou Kaalund MPP '99 - The Executive Vice President, U.S. Bank, was honored by the Harlem Educational Activities Foundation for championing diversity and equitable opportunities. Sekou completed his Master of Public Policy at the Sanford School of Public Policy in 1999. Sekou has blazed trails professionally and his personal commitment to opening doors for the next generation of leaders without bias is closely aligned with HEAF’s mission to bridge academic and opportunity gaps for NYC students from underserved communities. The gala will honor trailblazers and role models who have championed diversity and equitable opportunities: -Sekou Kaalund, Head of Branch and Small Business Banking, U.S. Bank. -Evelyn Pérez-Albino, Esq., Attorney, Career Strategist and Professional Speaker, and HEAF Alumna. -Pamela West, Managing Director, Real Estate Impact Investing, Nuveen. HEAF 2023 Gala: Our Future in Focus WHEN: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 6:00 PM ET: Cocktails 7:00 PM ET: Dinner & Program (including live auction) WHERE: Cipriani 42nd Street 110 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017 Please reach out if you would like a copy of the media alert for the event. More information is available on the event page.

Nicholas Fiore MPP’21 - Recently joined Point32Health in Cary as the Policy and Strategy Manager in August.

Cameron Oglesby MPP’23 - received a 2023 student journalist of the year award from Covering Climate Now. Click here to view the award. Cameron was also featured in Sanford's Class of 2023: Cameron Oglesby's Environmental Policy Research Grounded in a Family Plot of Land.

Dina Xie PPS’19 - was recently promoted to CHief of Staff (interim) at Arnold Ventures in NYC. Sheis part of the company's Criminal Justice team. 

Kristin Carlucci Weed PPS’02 - Has spent the last few years writing a biography about her father, former Secretary of Defense Frank C. Carlucci III. On January 23, 2024, she will publish the book: Get Me Carlucci: A Daughter Recounts Her Father’s Legacy of Service. Before his death in 2018, her father began work on his memoir. This book combines that unfinished narrative, with historical research and interviews with his colleagues and friends, such as Colin Powell, William Taft, Bill Owens, and many more. Kristin said writing this book has been among the most fulfilling, inspiring, and important professional accomplishments of her life to date.

Amanda Morrall PPS’11 - Is thrilled to announce they will be joining the 2023-2024 class of #ObamaScholars at Columbia University. Follow her on LinkedIn. The Obama Foundation Scholars Program at Columbia University welcomes 12 Scholars from 12 countries for a nine-month residency at Columbia World Projects. Scholars will engage with the institution’s multifaceted program to deepen their knowledge and skills and build new capacities and networks that will accelerate their impact on the world. 


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