January 14, 2020

Idera Adagun (MPA ‘19) Uses Interdisciplinary MPA to Support College Access

Evans School graduates are leveraging the interdisciplinary nature of the MPA degree to drive meaningful change in fields of their choosing.  If you’re an Evans School graduate, you may recall that there is no such thing as one size fits all at the Evans School. From electives to independent study, each student can take elective classes that draw from a mix of our specialization areas. Idera Adagun’s (MPA ‘19) goal of working in an educational nonprofit was well served by this flexibility.  

“I knew I wanted to focus on education and social policy when coming to the Evans School. However, I also wanted to gain the management and leadership skills needed to succeed professionally in the nonprofit sector.” 

“What I learned in the electives taken from these three areas is serving me very well in my current role as the College Access, Persistence, and Success (CAPS) College Counselor for a Los-Angeles based leadership development program called C5LA. Not only have I been able to translate the knowledge and resources I gained at the Evans School to my high school and college students. I have also been able to recognize the key components needed to serve as the Executive Director of a similar organization someday.” 

Learn more about alumni who are capitalizing on the interdisciplinary power and agility of the Evans School MPA to advance their career and achieve their goals.