Student Profiles

Our students come from all walks of life, but share one common goal -- to build upon their skills, knowledge, and career options through higher learning. Here's what some of our current students have to say about their experiences at CUNY SPS.

James Scott

James Scott

Urban Park Leadership Program

"The workflow of the program was ideal for busy professionals. It presented meaningful learning opportunities, but the time commitment did not detract from my professional responsibilities. Often times, the content would overlap with real-world problems of practice.
Henry Coppola

Henry Coppola

Urban Park Management Certificate

"The program touched on many aspects of the work that I do. It made me rethink our routine practices, and exposed me to new things that I am now more prepared and interested to incorporate into my role [at Montgomery Parks in Maryland]."
Mayu Ferrufino

Mayu Ferrufino

Urban Park Management Certificate

"“I have participated in other programs in the past, and liked the experience, knowledge, and the warmth of the professionals participating in and teaching this certificate.”
Elena Davarashvili

Elena Davarashvili

RN to BS in Nursing

"I feel that I have the ability to inspire and motivate people to become Nurses based on my own personal example."
Sindy Castro and Morgan Booker

Sindy Castro and Morgan Booker

MA in Applied Theater

S: "I’ve taught for other programs and helped to oversee other programs, but I wanted to figure out what it is I’m interested in doing and how to do it." M: "My favorite moment was in theories, in my group project. Our topic was learning theories based on Lisa Delpit, Jonathan Kozol, and bell hooks. I never thought I’d have fun researching."