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Student and Alumni Highlights

Kathyrn Trainor  Kathryn Trainor 
(MA '12)

Coordinator for Resource Development, Partnership for Parks in New York City
" I'm very excited for this opportunity to work closely with communities and learn about the issues they face in their neighborhoods. I know urban studies will continue to inform my work and has truly reinforced my passion for supporting communities in this great city."

Countney Ball Courtney Ball
(MA, '12)

Courtney started her own non-profit.
CMB Professional Development Agency Inc. helps millennial women of color learn, network and succeed. It connects students with women mentors in their professional field of interest through programs such as "Color Me Brave," an online magazine, and “Color Me Beautiful" networking events.

Sarah Dewitt Sarah Dewitt 
(M.A. '11) 

Sarah manages Ann Arbor, Michigan's 94 year old farmer's market.
Sarah is the city's liaison to the Public Market Advisory Commission and serves as a member of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Farm to School Collaborative. She writes on food assistance issues and the future of food systems.

Patrick Verel  Patrick Verel
M.A. expected 2015)
For his Master's Thesis on “New York City Graffiti Murals: Cultural Treasures Worth Supporting,” Patrick Verel traveled across New York City to learn how graffiti murals are created. He discovered that they are signs of vitality that deserve official recognition and promotion. Patrick's thesis will be published by Schiffer Books.

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