Urban & Public Affairs student in front of a building.
Urban & Public Affairs, MA

Alumni & Careers

Graduates pursue careers that make a difference in nonprofits, government offices, political entities, and the private sector. Career paths include governmental relations and advocacy; nonprofit advocacy and administration; grassroots and community organizing; campaign strategy and management; lobbying; and policy writing.

Our program benefits greatly from active and engaged alumni across the country who are eager to work with current students. Alumni support students with internships and career seminars, by serving on thesis committees, and by hiring students in permanent jobs following graduation.

Jackson Nutt Beers

Jackson Nutt-Beers ’21

Public Policy Program Manager,
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

The UPA program taught me everything I know about San Francisco from its cultural and political history to the current state of city. Without that knowledge I wouldn't be able to do my current job today."

Jackson Nutt-Beers ’21

Public Policy Program Manager,
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce

Employers

A select list:

  • California Association of Nonprofits
  • California State Assembly Member Marc Levine
  • CalTrans
  • Department of Public Health
  • Latino Community Foundation
  • Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
  • Ohio Democratic Party
  • San Francisco District 7 Supervisor Campaign
  • San Jose Mayor’s Office
  • United Healthcare Workers West
  • Urban Strategies Council
  • World Wildlife Fund

Job Titles

A select list:

  • Campaign Manager
  • Capital Budget and Economic Development Coordinator
  • Communications Specialist
  • Council Policy and Legislative Aide
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Programs and Policy
  • International Public Policy and Campaign Organizer
  • Regional Organizing Director
  • Senior Field Representative
  • Transportation Planner
David Woo in front of a mural that reads SOMA

David Woo ‘17

From the Bottom Up

Every day is an opportunity to organize and strengthen community power."

David Woo ‘17