Students & Alumni

Student Profiles

Jonathan Diaz

Previous Education: B.S., Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Safety, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2014
Field(s) of Study: Equity, Democracy, and Sustainable Development
Experience Before UEP: Research Assistant, U.S Department of Homeland Security, Rochester, NY; Environmental, Health, and Safety, Ariel Corporation, Mt. Vernon, OH
Personal Statement: "UEP's curriculum offers the flexibility to translate theory into practice both in and out of the classroom. The proximity to Boston and other institutions of higher learning allow for tremendous networking and opportunities. The faculty are and have been involved throughout the Greater Boston area promoting a lens of justice and civic engagement in the program."

Yuan Li

Previous Education: Renmin University of China, Land Resources Management, Beijing, Master of Arts Degree; Huazhong Agricultural University, Land Resources Management, Wuhan, Bachelor of Arts Degree
Field(s) of Study: Urban Development
Experience Before UEP: Senior Consultant, Research Center of City Development, Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute, Beijing, China; Consultant, Beijing World Union Real Estate Consultancy Inc., Beijing, China

Danielle Ngo

Previous Education: B.S., Environmental Science, University of California Berkeley, 2014
Field(s) of Study: Dual Degree with Agriculture, Food and the Environment, Social Welfare
Experience Before UEP: Student Director, UC Berkeley Public Service Center, Berkeley, CA; Intern, MQVN Community Development Corporation, New Orleans, LA
Personal Statement: "Tufts offers a variety of dual degree programs for interdisciplinary training. UEP/AFE was the best fit for me, and stands apart in the US, for balancing sustainable food systems with a justice framework, policy implementation, and community orientation. UEP is grounded in exactly what I want to do in my career, which is to address systemic inequalities in how communities attain and maintain healthy livelihoods."

Bradley Putnam

Previous Education: B.A. History, Harvard 2007
Field(s) of Study: Transportation, planning, affordable housing
Experience Before UEP: Worked for six years as a legislative aide at the Massachusetts State House
Personal Statement: "I appreciate the energy, idealism, ideas, and perspectives my classmates bring to UEP. I learn from them every day."

Joe Sacchi

Previous Education: B.A., History, Boston University, 2008
Field(s) of Study: Land Use & Community Development
Experience Before UEP: Literacy and Numeracy Teacher, City on a Hill High School, Roxbury, MA; Environmental Educator & Intern, Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, PA
Current Job: Boston Promise Initiative Fellow, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative