Elaha Mahboob is a first-year CIPA student who is concentrating her studies on Science, Technology and Infrastructure Studies. You can read more about Elaha here.
Hi, I’m Elaha Mahboob. I spent my childhood in Iran as an immigrant and returned to my native country of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. I pursued my undergraduate degree in computer science in Afghanistan, and was one of a very few women enrolled in this male-dominated program. While at university, I recognized the transformative nature of computer programming, and what a great equalizer software development can be.
Interested in what our different concentrations have to offer? In this post in our series about CIPA concentrations, we hear from Alvaro Díaz Bedregal, an international student from Peru. Alvaro is a first year CIPA fellow (2018) concentrating in Science, Technology and Infrastructure Policy. In this blog post, Alvaro explains more about his background, the coursework he has been involved with, and how his understanding of science and tech policy have been so relevant for his Public Administration degree.
CIPA Visiting Scholar John Foote is a Research Fellow at the Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School. The co-founder of a transportation engineering company specializing in intelligent transportation systems and services, he has 12 years of experience as a public finance banker both in the U.S. and in Asia. He oversees the CIPA Graduate Certificate program in Infrastructure Project Management and Finance (IPMF).
Meet Khaliun, an MPA graduate from the 2016 cohort who concentrated in Science, Technology and Infrastructure policy. Here, she reflects on her love of Ithaca, how her time at CIPA helped inform her career goals, and what she is doing now.