Our alumni serve nonprofit agencies, government offices, education, and the private sector as managers, case workers, political analysts, policymakers, and attorneys.  

Many of our undergraduate students pursue graduate or professional studies upon graduation from Buffalo State. Some have found employment in government offices or nonprofit agencies in Western New York and pursued the MPA in our department.  

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Our MPA Alumni

Donna Estrich '14
City of Buffalo - Commissioner of Administration, Finance, Policy & Urban Affairs (retired)

Dan Keppel '14
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Elizabeth Smith Rossiter '14
Organizer - New York State Union of Teachers

Jestina Eubanks'14
City University of New York - Assistant Program Director

Jordan Then '15
U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Mid-Atlantic Field Manager

Willam Langer '15
U.S. Department of State

Miguel Reyes-Mariano '15
Erie County Department of Social Services - Employment Counselor

Naima Yancey '16
NYS OPWDD - Diversity Officer

Edward Barfour '16
U.S. General Services Administration

Kayla Carrasquillo '16
NYS Department of Conservation

Brett LoSchiavo '16
Erie County Department of Social Services - Senior Welfare Examiner

Caroline Alagna '17
The Healthnow New York - Corporate Claims Officer

Christopher Carey '17
New York State Power Authority - Operations Superintendant

Bria Johnson '17
City of Buffalo, Common Council - Legislative Assistant

Michael Hughes '17
Department of Homeland Security, USCIS - Management & Program Analyst

Christopher Kuwik '17

Anthony Astran '17
Roswell Park Cancer Institute - Public Information Specialist NYS Smokers' Quitline

Mo Sumbundu '17
Empire State Development - Assistant Director, WNY

Alaska McInnis '17
New York University - Assistant Director, Institutional Engagement

Ana Brignoni '18
NYS Unified Court System - Principal Court Interpreter

Jessica DePasquale '18
NYC Department of Education - Community Coordinator Division of Early Childhood Education

Sarah Klotzbach '18
Unifrac I LLC - Human Resource Assistant

Stefany Nakatsubo '18
U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Asylum Officer

Michael Ramos '18
City of Buffalo - Environmental Safety Assessor

Ulysses Wingo, Sr. '18
Buffalo Common Council - Member

Casey Shannon '18
U.S. Census Bureau - Budget Analyst

Geoffrey Szymanski '19
Erie County Workplace Development - Director

Nicole Staszak '19
People Inc. Associate Vice President, Quality Improvement

Raymond Wagner '19
City of Buffalo, Commissioner of Parking

Edward Helling '20
State University Police

Patricia Patton '20
NYS Department of Health, Public Health Field Services Representative 1 Trainee

Alex Desha '20
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - Portfolio Management Specialist, Buffalo Field Office

Taylor Johnson 20-22
NYS Excelsior Fellow, 2023 Presidential Management Fellowship (appointment to federal agency)

Shiana Eve '21
New York State Unified Court System

Katlyn Kean '21
Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking - Hotline and Advocacy Manager

Norman Simmons, 21
City of Rochester, NY - Senior Community Engagement Specialist - Police Accountability Board