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Asare Kester-Akrofi

Alumni Spotlight: Asare Kester-Akrofi (MPPAL ’20)

Completing a degree while working full-time is no small feat. Asare Kester-Akrofi (MPPAL ’20 ) graduated from York's Master of Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) program during a global pandemic while working full-time in public service and volunteering with the United Way.

Learn more about Asare's interest in the MPPAL program and how he gives back to his community.

Exploring the future of Blackness

When Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu (BA ’10) was hired in January 2020 to take the helm of Toronto’s Obsidian Theatre as its new artistic director, she had no idea how much the world would change by the time she started the job in July. Her first project with the theatre involved telling the stories of 21 Black playwrights answering the question “what is the future of Blackness?”

Learn more about Mumbi's experience working on Obsidian's 21 Black Futures during a global pandemic.

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Sarah Embaye

Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Embaye (BSW '16, MMgt '17)

A graduate of both York's School of Social Work and Schulich's Master of Management program, Sarah brings a unique perspective to her role as a partnerships coordinator at MLSE LaunchPad where they aim to improve social outcomes for youth facing barriers through sports.

Learn more about Sarah's career path since graduation.

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Alumni Spotlight: Stachen Frederick (BSW '13)

Named by the Women Executive Network (WXN) as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Stachen Frederick (BSW ’13) has over 20 years of experience in the field of community and program development both nationally and internationally.

Learn more about why Stachen chose York and her work on the frontlines of change.

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