March 29, 2023
The SPIA is ranked as one of the top policy schools globally and is the MPA programme that is fully funded for all students admitted. In the session we will be joined by Steven Petric, Assistant Dean for Global Outreach, Admissions & Alumni Engagement and two alumni of both LUMS and the MPA at Princeton SPIA, Fatima Khalid Khan (LUMS’ 16 and SPIA’ 21) and Amn Nasir (SPIA ‘19).
The session will be focused on the educational, career development and mentorship experiences that they gained at Princeton SPIA, as well as their own experiences while applying to the school and students will be advised on how to write an effective application, and specific career paths to focus on.
About the Speakers
Fatima Khalid Khan
Fatima works as a research manager at the African School of Economics where she manages research projects and partnerships focused on education, political economy and innovation. She received an MPA from Princetone SPIA and received a BSc (Honours) Economics from LUMS. She previously worked at the provincial Chief Minister's Office in Punjab, Pakistan on policy design and implementation focused on gender equity, taxation and climate action. She helped set up South Asia's first one-stop protection center for survivors of gender-based violence.
Amn Nasir graduated from Princeton SPIA in 2019, with a Masters in Public Affairs and a specialisation in economics and policy. She also holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago. Amn currently works as Chief of Staff to Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar and as consultant to the Punjab Social Protection Authority and focuses on reforms related to poverty alleviation and social protection in Pakistan. Prior to this, she worked in the public and social sector practice at McKinsey and Company, where she advised Federal and regional governments and non-profits across the Middle East on strategy and implementation related challenges.