"I didn’t come into the School of Public Policy with strict goals; I just knew I wanted to make the world a better place, and the program was able to support that. My MPPA prepared me to be a successful professional in the social-change field."
The School of Public Policy and Sociology professor spoke to Connecting Point about her research on the persistent wage gaps between women with and without children.
"At IGNITE, I get to work with amazing women from all walks of life. It’s the young women we train. The elected women who are dedicated to feeding the leadership pipeline and offer countless hours of mentorship. And our dedicated group of supporters who understand how important it is invest in the next generation of women."
Palista Kharel, MPPA/MBA, received the Philip Hertz Scholarship Award, while Toby Armstrong, MPP, received the M.V. Lee Badgett Award for Social Justice.
Colon, who's been with the public policy program since its inception, was recognized for creating a positive work environment, implementing innovative work processes, and exemplifying integrity and dedication.