Where Are They Now?
By Carol Olechowski
Amaury Muñoz (Spring 2012, “Student Spotlight”) believes in making the most of his educational experience! As a junior, the Brentwood, N.Y., resident interned for both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. This summer, Muñoz was one of only 30 students nationally to participate in UC Berkeley’s prestigious seven-week Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Summer Institute in policy skills. Now, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has named him a Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellow. According to Mazin Melegy, program assistant for the fellowship program, “Amaury is the first University at Albany student ever to receive a Pickering Fellowship.” The award, which prepares students for careers with the U.S. Foreign Service, will provide “up to $40,000 in tuition, room, board, books, fees and other expenses for Amaury’s senior year,” Melegy says, as well as $40,000 for his first year of graduate study. Muñoz, a public policy and political science major, graduates next May.
Interstate Water Compacts: Intergovernmental Efforts to Manage America’s Water Resources, to be published this fall by the State University of New York Press, is the latest book from Professor of Political Science Joseph F. Zimmerman (Spring 2011, “Where Are They Now?”). The Press published two other of the Rockefeller College faculty member’s works, State-Local Governmental Interactions and Interstate Cooperation: Compacts and Administrative Agreements, 2nd edition, in early 2012. Zimmerman has authored or edited more than 50 books.