Vicki Mak-Romo ’14 MAIR joins Department of Energy

alum-news-buttonVicki Mak-RomoVicki Mak-Romo is an energy economist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. The FERC regulates the interstate sale of natural gas, electricity, and oversees the licensing of non-federal hydroelectric dams. Mak-Romo joined FERC after completing a master’s degree in energy economics at Rice University. She also recently married fellow Maxwell alumnus Jeremy Mak (’13 MAIR). For more information, visit the FERC’s website.

Sierra Lloyd ’17 MPA joins education nonprofit

alum-news-buttonSierra LloydSierra Lloyd is scholarship program coordinator at Say Yes to Education, Inc. Say Yes connects high school students with the resources and support they need to graduate from college. In her role, Lloyd is responsible for representing the organization at partner colleges and public high schools. For more information about her new employer, visit its website.

Join Maxwell for a CNY Networking Reception


The Maxwell School and Dean David M. Van Slyke invite Maxwell alumni to a CNY alumni reception. Join Dean Van Slyke to hear the latest updates from the School and from campus. Connect with Maxwell alumni, current graduate students, faculty, and friends while enjoying complimentary hors d’oeuvres and great company!

Date & Location

Thursday, 3/1/2018
5:30 – 7:30 PM

122 E. Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

Other Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni and their guests. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided and cash bar will be available.

RSVPs requested by Tuesday, February 27 at




Simone Martin ’11 MPA/IR joins the faculty of Long Island University

alum-news-buttonSimone MartinSimone Martin is an assistant professor in the masters of public administration program of Long Island University, at its Brooklyn campus. Her research examines the impact of community-based organizing on maternal health and child health outcomes in the Western Cape of South Africa. For more information about Simone’s research, visit her webpage at LIU-Brooklyn.

Yasmin Ortiga ’13 MA (Soc)/’15 PhD (Soc) writes book on emigration in the Philippines

alum-news-buttonOrtiga_cropYasmin Ortiga recently wrote a new book entitled “Emigration, Employability and Higher Education in the Philippines.” The book, which is based on her dissertation, was published as part of the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education series. The book examines the challenges that labor emigration has put on the Filipino higher education system. Ortiga is currently a lecturer at the National University of Singapore.

Join Maxwell Alumni in Albany for an Evening at the Symphony!


Maxwell School alumni and friends are invited to an evening at the Albany Symphony!

Connect with fellow alumni at a pre-show reception at Plumb Restaurant & Bar.  Then,  enjoy a performance of “1786: Mozart’s Miraculous Year” by the Albany Symphony at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (separate ticket purchase required).  Alumni and guests welcome!

Date & Location

Saturday, 12/9/2017

6:00 – Pre-Show Reception
Plumb Restaurant & Bar

15 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180

7:30 – Performance
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

30 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180

Other Details

Reception details: complimentary hors d’oeuvres; cash bar.  RSVPs requested by Wednesday, December 5 at
Performance details: purchase tickets from the Albany Symphony box office (518.694.3300).

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office (315.443.2660 or

Philip Church ’05 MA (PA) elected to N.Y. State Association of Counties

alum-news-buttonPhilip_ChurchPhilip Church was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). The mission of the NYSAC is to represent, educate and advocate for 57 member counties and the thousands of elected and appointed county officials in Albany, N.Y. and Washington. Previously, Church worked as a purchasing director, executive assistant to the county administrator and public information coordinator for the county of Oswego, N.Y. For more information about his recent posting, click here.