A view from the class: Nthabiseng Enyonam Mosia, MIA ’16 & Kevin Gong, MPA ’15

The SIPA Admissions Office, in conjunction with the Development Office, is excited to share with you two more SIPA student stories this week! 

mosiaNthabiseng Enyonam Mosia, MIA ’16, is concentrating in global energy management and policy with a specialization in international media, advocacy, and communications. Born in Ghana and raised in South Africa, she considers herself a Pan-African and is passionate about energy’s role as a driving force for inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa. Nthabiseng believes that extensive investments in energy, supported by effective policies that promote a greater mix of renewable resources, can help to spur sustainable industrialization and universal electrification across the continent. Prior to SIPA, Nthabiseng worked as a management consultant for Monitor Deloitte, with the majority of her projects focused on supporting African government clients in the design of their private sector development strategies. Currently, she is involved in several organizations at SIPA that complement her interests including the SIPA Energy Association and SIPA Pan African Network. After graduation, her plan is to work at the nexus between designing energy policy and the securement of financing required to implement investments in power infrastructure on the continent.

 

gongKevin Gong, MPA ’15, is from San Diego, California and is a second year student concentrating in international finance and economic policy with a specialization in management. Prior to attending SIPA, Kevin was a TEDx organizer and graphic designer, having presented his work to the United Nations, the White House, Intel, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Presently, Kevin is a teaching assistant for Professor Sarah Holloway’s course in Nonprofit Financial Management, while working part-time at McKinsey & Company. He is also developing Eskuwela Now, which is a low-cost portable classroom for post-disaster education, as a side project. After graduating from SIPA, Kevin hopes to work in the tech industry and eventually start a social enterprise.
We look forward to Nthabiseng and Kevin’s year at SIPA!