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Susan Wanjau


Save the Children


ppp Job Title:
Financial Analyst

Organization:
Save the Children

Graduate:
MPPA, 2006
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Home Country:
Kenya


What do you enjoy about your job? What aspects of your job are the most exciting or interesting?
Working with offices in the field where Save The Children programs are actually being implemented. The uniqueness of each offices ensures the work is not mundane. Most important, Save The Children's work targets a vulnerable segment of society - children and families - ensuring the elevation of their status through health and education, for example.

Why did you choose to pursue an MPA/MPP degree?
I chose to pursue an MPPA because I wanted to work with the public and/or non-profit sectors and wanted to arm myself with the relevant tools to do this well given that I was coming from a predominantly private sector mentality and experience.

How did you select your graduate school?
I was attracted to the small size of classes and the ability to interact closely with professors. The center for my program provided full financial assistance.

How do you feel your MPA/MPP is helping you to make a difference?
I am working in finance. As such I am relying on my academic and work experience in accounting and finance.

How would you characterize your personality?
* Team worker *Teacher * Committed * Curious Courageous

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