MoPA Introductory Video

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Featured Alumni

Rodd Lee 1"The practical academic curriculum of the MoPA Program provides a comprehensive, real-world education in the field of Public Affairs. The engaging breadth of courses enhances my cognitive ability to critically analyze and thoughtfully respond to public affairs issues which I encounter daily as a professional within the field of Public Affairs. Additionally, the accessible professors and supportive staff of the MoPA Program makes my educational experience extraordinarily enriching at USF.”

-Rodd Lee, Manager of Government and Community Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Jelena"The professors are accessible, engaging and at the top of their fields. San Francisco is such a hotbed of civic engagement that there are tremendous opportunities in and outside the university. My favorite feature of the program has been how practical the work is. I've had classes at City Hall, performed grant writing for a local community organization and met with speakers from various levels of government. Coursework itself is includes assignments that are actual work for a public affairs job. MoPA is like a real-world training program for public affairs professionals."

-Jelena Hasbrouck, Principal, Engagent Strategies

Edan 2"The MoPA Program is key to where I am right now in my career. Because of the program, I am able to really identify my interests and develop the skills I need for a successful career. The program's flexibility in terms of research interest and industry focus encourage MoPA students to become successful in the public service careers."

-Edan Enriquez, Project Manager, California Association of Non Profits

Jen"The MoPA Program gave me incredible opportunities to grow-both as a student and a professional. Classes took advantage of all the San Francisco has to offer and opened up many doors to Bay Area professionals. With these opportunities, I secured a job with a public affairs firm. "

-Jennifer Hoff, Account Executive, Singer Associates, Inc.


Where are our alumni working?

Senior Field Representative – Assembly Member Mark Levine
Operations Manager – Hands On Bay Area
Communications Associate – SCN Strategies
Asylum Officer – Department of Homeland Security
Government & Community Relations Manager – Bay Area Rapid Transit
Campaign Coordinator – Jane Kim for Supervisor
Community Organizer – San Diego Community Organizing Project
Public Service Aide – Human Services Agency, City of San Francisco
Associate – Storefront Political Media
Legal Assistant – Department of Human Services
Deputy Director – Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services
Field Coordinator – National Skills Coalition
Development Coordinator – World Wildlife Fund
Project Associate – Tulchin Research
Project Manager – Barbary Coast Consulting
Member Recruitment & Engagement Manager – Children Now
Deputy Director of Community Programs – San Francisco Department of Public Health
Organizer – IFPTE Local 21
Corps Member – Teach for America, Eastern North Carolina
Deputy Campaign Manager – Alliance for Citizenship
Education Analyst – UCSF
Program Assistant – California State Sheriff’s Association
Account Executive – Redwood Pacific Public Affairs
Deputy Chief of Staff – Office of the Mayor, San Jose
Planning Expert – Undersecretariat of State Planning, Turkey
Communications Specialist – Department of Public Health
Staff – Senator Lois Wolk
User Engagement Consultant –
District Representative – California 52nd Assembly District-Freddy Rodriguez
Capital Budget & Economic Development Coordinator – Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
Project Manager & Executive Assistant to the CEO – California Association of Nonprofits
Legislative Aide – Supervisor Mark Farrell
Account Executive – Singer Associates
Capital Budget & Economic Development Coordinator – United Healthcare Workers West
Press Assistant – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
Program Coordinator – Emerge California
Outreach Coordinator – Monument Crisis Center
Operations Manager – Nvest, Inc.
Policy Analyst – AltaMed Health Services
Director of Programs and Policy – Latino Community Foundation
Founder and Executive Director – Politihacks
Deputy Public Affairs Officer – United States Navy
Assistant to the Director of Enterprise Architecture – PG&E Corporation


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