2020-2021 MPASA Executive Board
Evana Alam, President
Evana Alam is an MPA Public Policy and Administration (MPA-PPA) student, dual specializing in human resources management and management and operations. She currently works for The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, as an office manager. In addition, she works with the Women in the Public Sector (WPS), in projects geared towards gender equity advocacy, research, and policy.
Originally, Evana is from Bangladesh, and has a Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in marketing, from East West University in Dhaka. She is a human resource and management professional who has experience working for several global firms. Evana is also a certified supply chain analyst. Evana is a founder of an e-commerce brand, which seeks to create social equity for communities around the world.
Evana presented gender equity research at the Northeast Conference of Public Administration (NECoPA) and the John Jay College MPA Conference. She has received the BRAVO! Employee Recognition Award, Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA) Suffrage Award, and NECoPA Award.
Evana is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), Section for Women in Public Administration (SWPA), and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).
“If you are directly impacted by an issue, make it your priority to learn about it, and use that knowledge to become a catalyst for change.” -Evana Alam
Sagar Das, Vice President
Sagar is an advocate for cultivating change. She is excited to collaborate with students and John Jay organizations to create change at this institution. She is a non-binary individual with they/them pronouns. They have a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology. She is currently a Tow Fellow while pursuing their MPA. In her free time, she likes writing stories with non-binary main characters and learning languages like American Sign Language.
“It’s better to start policy change here at John Jay to create an inclusive environment. Change starts here.” -Sagar Das
Rachelle Fraser, Secretary
My name is Rachelle Fraser. I am 25 years old and I am currently enrolled in the Master Public Administration program here at John Jay. While attending school, I am a full-time paralegal at Sheldon May & Associates PC. At the moment I serve as secretary of MPASA. My work ethic consists of being very detailed oriented, organized, dependable, and driven. Providing assistance to others to succeed has always been a passion of mine. Being able to provide the necessary tools and resources for others to strive and reach their ultimate potential is what keeps me going on a day to day basis. Upon graduation, I plan on obtaining a job in the public sector to help young children in need.
“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” -Robin Sharma
Mandelin Lopez, Treasurer
Hello, my name is Madelin Lopez, I am currently enrolled in the MPA-PPA program at John Jay and currently holding the 2020-2021 Treasurer position. I successfully finished my 5th semester and can’t wait to see what waits for me in the remainder of the program. I graduated from John Jay with my bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science back in 2017. I believe in standing up for what is right and fully dedicating myself, using my skills and creativity to achieve my goals and the goals of the MPASA. I believe that my skills and dedication would be a positive impact asset to the MPASA. I have always believed that by working hard and overcoming barriers, there’s no limit to what anyone can do. We live in an era where everything is changing rapidly, but what makes it great is being a part of that change. I can’t wait to see what the future has in hold for us.
“Make your life a masterpiece, imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do. ” -Brian Tracy