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Kara Mergle, MSSP/MSW’07

  • Director, Strategy, Innovation and Planning, New York City's Administration for Children's Services

“The MSSP program provided me with a strong foundation for a career addressing some of the world’s most challenging social issues. Equipped with the skill set to analyze barriers and pull the right levers for change, I’ve worked with community alliances, policy makers, and Fortune 500 companies to drive system changes for vulnerable people both locally and internationally. SP2 prepared me to design and utilize research to improve systems, while also working directly with communities to ensure that policy is informed by those affected by it on the ground.”

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