Alexandra Higl began her first year in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs MPA program this fall. After graduating with a degree in journalism and communication from John Carroll University, she knew that graduate school was in her future. She looked at a few different programs, but when she visited Levin College, she felt an instant connection.
“I was inspired by the professors who were passionate and actively involved in the Cleveland community with their research, and by the students who had nothing but wonderful things to say about the program,” she says.
Alexandra’s financial support toward an advanced degree includes a graduate assistantship and the Richard E. Sarosi Scholarship, established by the 1978 alumnus in recognition of the education he received at Levin. Sarosi is retired from the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services.
Alexandra is passionate about her experience working with Associate Professor Nicholas Zingale – conducting field research for the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund in Columbus and helping with the revision of the MPA curriculum.
She will graduate in May 2018 with a master’s degree in public administration and hopes to make an impact in the Cleveland community.