Seeples Spotlight: Ayanda Francis

This semester the Office of Admissions welcomed three new Program Assistants (PAs) to the team. This week I'm introducing you to each of them in the form of self-interviews. It's ladies first, so say "hello" to Ayanda Francis. Ayanda worked as a was Fulbright ETA in Turkey, and after SIPA she plans to join the US Foreign Service. At SIPA, she has been involved in SIPA Students of Color as the former finance chair, Women in Peace and Security as the former Vice President, and has spent her summer in Timor-Leste with UN Women.

SIPA Love Stories: One has smooth moves in the tile store, while the other reviews their cost-benefit analysis

In honor of a day where we publically and privately express our love for our significant other -- aka Valentine's Day -- Columbia University is sharing the true love stories of its students and alumni. Every year, we share our own love stories among our Seeples, and have two new stories to share this year. One couple found love in a tile store, although not right away, and the other met in the Peace Corps and reconnected while studying at SIPA.

It’s a SIPA Snow Day

Due to a winter storm, Columbia University is closed for the day. We anticipate reopening during normal business hours on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017.

Reason No. 1,538 to come to SIPA

You all know we have some pretty amazing faculty and adjuncts at SIPA. But did you know we bring in some pretty cool talent outside of the program? What if I told you those talented people were also Seeples?