University at Albany

Joeseph Popcun, MPA '14

Hometown: Syracuse, NY

Current position: Policy Advisor for Public Safety, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Previous position: Excelsior Service Fellow, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Received job offer: I received my first job offer, as a New York State Excelsior Service Fellow, nine months prior to graduation.  That fellowship led to my current position as the Governor’s Policy Advisor for Public Safety, which I began in August of 2015.

"Rockefeller College was the right choice for me because it provided the complete framework for professional success.  The courses are designed to equip students with practical skills in the public and non-profit sector, while the internship program provides an opportunity to test those skills and gain professional experience.  The professors are knowledgeable, approachable, and work tirelessly to impart their knowledge to every student.  Moreover, the extracurricular programs establish an active student body that participates in professional and social events.  Rockefeller College provides the experience, knowledge, and professional network to succeed in any endeavor!"