Alumni Profiles

We believe in a simple, but powerful idea: education is the best investment, particularly when programs prepare students for emerging career opportunities.  Here's what some of our alumni have to say about their time at CUNY SPS.


Alyse Barker

BA in Communication and Culture, Class of 2012

"CUNY SPS gave me the opportunity to communicate information effectively, [which] is imperative to my job in television as viewers are watching to receive the information I present.”

Yinette Fernandez

MS in Business Management and Leadership, Class of 2015

"The master’s degree has opened new career opportunities with my employer… I’m now in a supervisory role with a greater level of responsibility and seniority.”

Daniel Chan

Advanced Certificate in Disability Studies, MA in Disability Studies, and MS in Disability Services in Higher Education, Class of 2015, 2016, and 2017

"My CUNY SPS degrees have given me the confidence and credibility to do my job.”

Jerome Basma

BS in Business, Class of 2016

"After waiting so long and working so hard to finish my degree, winning the scholarship was an amazing validation of all my efforts…having the degree opens up new possibilities of advancement at my present company and possibly in other organizations.”

Talia Page

Advanced Certificate in Adult Learning, Class of 2016

“My CUNY SPS education is guiding decisions I am making about the trajectory of my career as well as how I approach my current job as the manager of education and development for a litigation support technology company.”