Education Policy and Management

Education Policy & Management

News & Events

Read about some of our Education Policy and Management (EPM) graduates:

Marvin Figueroa, Ed.M. 2010, spent the summer working for the District of Columbia Public Schools after having won the D.C. Public Schools Urban Education Redesign Challenge last year as part of the Harvard University team. He is currently working in the White House as a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Fellowship in Elementary and Secondary Education Policy.

Chike Aguh, Ed.M. 2010, was the recipient of this year's Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award. This award recognizes one student from each master's program whose dedication to scholarship enhances the academic life of the community and positively impacts his fellow students. Read the full story on Chike, who is currently pursuing a joint MBA/MPA at the Wharton School of Management and the Harvard Kennedy School.

Joe Baker, Ed.M. 2009, was the recipient of the Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award for 2009. Following his studies at HGSE, he became a Founding Spanish Teacher at Uncommon Charter High School in New York City where he is also developing the community service vision for the school and exploring activism with the students through weekly all-school assemblies.

Julie Mowschenson, Ed.M. 2008, is the Program Director for the Harvard Medical School Bioscience Program for High School Students, which is revolutionizing how science can be taught in high schools by collaborating with a hospital and Harvard Medical School and utilizing state of the art medical technology in a simulation laboratory. This program is helping to not only create interest in health sciences and community resources but also provide access to job opportunities to students from all backgrounds. Watch a video with Julie and her students working with “Stan,” the human robotic patient used to help teach the students.

Fiamma Rupp-Gembs, Ed.M.2008, started her own organization in Guatemala – Secure Perspectives – in 2004, and while at HGSE, she tailored her curriculum to help her organization develop and succeed, opening new offices in Spain and Switzerland. After graduation, Fiamma worked as a consultant and program manager in Europe, Latin America and South-East Asia with people from all continents, building her skills at government and community level.

Aaron Dworkin, Ed.M. 2004, is committed to serving and supporting at-risk youth during out-of-school time hours. As national program director for After-School All-Stars, he supports the work of 13 chapters providing free after-school programs to 80,000 low income urban students in 450 schools across the U.S. His department provides chapters with curriculum, staff training, partnership building and evaluation support. He is currently leading ASAS efforts to implement four national program initiatives: Middle to High School Transition, Service Learning, Career Exploration and Sports-based Youth Development. Previously, he founded and directed Hoops & Leaders, a leadership training and mentoring program in New York City. Aaron has also worked as Director of Strategic Development for the non-profit Coro New York Leadership Center and in the private sector as a Public Finance Analyst for Moody’s Investors Service. He serves on the Board of Trustees for America’s Promise Alliance and on the Board of Advisors for the Up2Us Youth Sports Coalition. Aaron is a graduate of Tufts University, a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs and holds masters’ degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife Lauren and son Myles.

Event: Public Education Leadership Project Case Competition

The EPM Student Association and the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) has hosted the Annual PELP Case Competition for two years, and in 2010, two EPM students along with a Harvard Business School student won the competition. Read about the competition and the winners.