Students & Alumni

Meet Some of Our MPA students

Charles (Charlie) Levin is a member of the MPA Class of 2018 cohort and serves as its liaison as his assistantship assignment. He studies the traditional MPA curriculum. Levin earned a BS in communications and journalism with a minor in criminal justice from Salem State University. He has most recently served as an outreach specialist for the Massachusetts Division of Insurance.

A member of the MPA Class of 2019, Mario Marchesi currently serves as a project management lead at Mathematica. He earned a BA in history from the UMass Lowell. He also studies the traditional MPA curriculum and serves as his cohort’s administrative liaison.

Latasha Anderson-Smith, a member of the MPA Class of 2019, studies in the Municipal Management track of the MPA program. She earned a BS in sociology and criminal justice from Suffolk University and currently works as a court officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

A classmate of Marchesi and Anderson-Smith, Jennifer (Jenna) Connolly returned to her alma mater to enroll in the Gender, Leadership, and Public Policy track of the MPA program. She earned a BA in psychology and English from UMass Boston. Connolly currently serves as an outreach coordinator for the All Bright Home Ownership program at the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation.

Sample Public Administration Alumni & Employment Positions

 Adam Baacke
 Director, Division of Campus Planning and Development
 University of Massachusetts Lowell

 James Canavan
 Commissioner, Housing Authority
 City of Ashville, NC

 Garen L. Corbett
 Director, California Health Benefits Review Program
 University of California President's Office, Oakland, CA

 Rick Musiol, Jr.
 Senior Vice President/Regional Director of Public Affairs
 New England Citizens Bank, Boston, MA

 Steven R. Sullivan
 Director of Organizing and Government Affairs
 Teamsters Local 25, Charlestown, MA

 Marsha Weinerman
 Executive Director
 Cambridge Election Commission, Cambridge, MA

See more sample positions on our Public Administration Careers page.