Hi and welcome to the 2011-2012 WPA blog and site. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing ourselves on this blog so that you can get to know us. My name is David Glick and I’ll be co-chairing the WPA along with Maggie Raife. Wagner Policy students will have a lot of great events to look forward to and its mostly thanks in large part to my WPA colleagues Sharon Carney, Liz Walczak, and Zainab Ali. If you see us on campus don’t be afraid to say hello and ask how you can get involved.
I grew up in New Rochelle, NY a suburban city north of the Bronx, known for, among other things, being the home of the revolutionary writer Thomas Paine as well as a the woman’s suffrage movement. At Clark University in Worcester, MA, I immersed myself in local and national politics. After getting my B.A. I worked on President Obama’s primary and general election campaign working as an organizer and then operations coordinator in 6 states.
I enrolled at Wagner because I wanted to get a better understanding of how policy effects people and how to interpret its results. I am particularly interested in environmental, food, urban, housing and economic policy. When I’m not studying for my classes, I am tending to honey beehives in Brooklyn where I produce a lot of local honey.
Thanks again for visiting the new Wagner Policy Alliance site. With only a few weeks left until the start of the school year we are really excited to get going. In the meantime, please add us to your RSS feed or Google Reader, like us on Facebook, and contact us if you want to get involved.