THE 2019-2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD
Editor in Chief
Eric Cova is a full-time MPA-PNP student specializing in Policy Analysis. Before leaving to attend Wagner, Eric spent seven years with Madison Square Park Conservancy, most recently as Director of Marketing and Communications, where he played an integral role in developing the brand, strategic growth, and vision of the organization. In 2019, Cova was awarded the Ellen Schall Experience Fund Fellowship, which supported his work as an Urban Development Graduate Intern at WRI Mexico. Previously, Cova has worked for AIDS Walk New York and on migrant services at the NGO, Accem in Madrid, Spain. A native Michigander, Eric graduated from Michigan State University in 2010 where he earned dual B.A.s in Spanish and Global & Area Studies with a focus on Latin America.
In addition to serving as Editor in Chief for The Wagner Review, Cova also serves as Chair for Wagner’s Stonewall Policy Alliance.
Managing Editor, Online Publishing
Ryan Newberry is in his second year at NYU Wagner, pursuing a master’s in public administration. Ryan is especially interested in influencing public policy and public opinion through communication, focusing on the finer points of organizing, advocacy, fundraising and behavioral science in both his studies and his work in nonprofits and consulting, which has included positions with Public Works Partners, MaleSurvivor and Save The Music Foundation.
In addition to his role as Managing Editor for Online Publications for The Wagner Review, Newberry is Vice Chair of Wagner Advocacy and Political Action, and Communications Chair for Students for Criminal Justice Reform. Before Wagner, Ryan worked as a newspaper editor and a marketing copywriter and content strategist in his home state of Texas.
Managing Editor, Events and Outreach
Liz Hensler is a third-year, part-time MPA-PNP student on the International specialization track. Prior to attending NYU Wagner, Liz spent six years in various roles within the education nonprofit sector in NYC, focused on corporate and community engagement, volunteer management, communications and strategy building, and program management. Her focus on international development is bolstered by her experiences in economic development and microfinance in South Africa, food security in Cuba, and most recently, cultural sector development in Colombia.
Hensler has a B.A. in Government and English Literature from Franklin & Marshall College, located in her home state of Pennsylvania.
The 2019-2020 First-Year Reps
Maria Dolojan is a full-time MPA-PNP student specializing in Advocacy and Political Action. She recently graduated from the University of Guam this past May (2019) with a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Criminal Justice. Maria’s passion lies in addressing societal issues regarding women’s rights, reproductive rights, and immigration in the United States and its territories. She is also interested in areas such as economic development (for the purpose of creating a new industry for the island of Guam), and sustainable development in efforts to reduce climate change.
In addition to serving as First Year Representative for The Wagner Review, Dolojan also serves as a general member of the Wagner Diversity Council.
Tiffany Rose Miller
Tiffany Rose Miller is pursuing a Master’s in Public Policy Analysis from New York University with a focus in national security and foreign policy. She is interested in producing public policy research on transnational security threats including terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, organized crime and cybercrime. She recently served as a research intern for the Human Rights Watch where her assignments focused on the use of dangerous weapons systems and helped monitor the international standards implemented to protect civilians from armed violence. She also served as a law intern for the first female New York State Attorney General and the DOJ’s United States Attorney’s Office in close partnership with the FBI. Tiffany will also pursue a Juris Doctor and plans to use her academic experience at NYU to work for a federal intelligence agency.
In addition to serving as Contributing Editor and First Year Rep on The Wagner Review board, Tiffany also serves as a Member of NYU Law’s National Security Law Society.
Jennifer is a first-year part-time MPA student. Currently, she works as a Pharmacy Liaison at NYU Langone Brooklyn supporting the DSRIP (Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment) Program, a five-year population health management initiative, funded by the Department of Health.
Theja Pamarthy is a first year full-time MPA-PNP grad specializing in Public Policy Analysis with a background in capacity building in school education and school leadership. Before Wagner, she worked in the capacity of a Fellow at Teach for India and as an Assistant School Leader at a public school with the Greater Chennai Corporation and TFI. She also has experience in school leadership empowerment and curriculum development, impacting nearly 40,000 children in her career to date. Qualified as a Chemical Engineer, Theja was the Founding Editor of her undergraduate department’s student run publication. She is interested in international education policy and research and is passionate about equity in education, animal rights and sustainability.
Theja is also serves as a First Year Representative for the Wagner Diversity Council and as a Research Lead for the NYU Public Policy Symposium.
Emma Watson is in her first year as an MPA-Health student at NYU Wagner. Emma’s area of interest is where social justice intersects public health, and she plans to leverage writing and communication to shape policy, inform communities, and help minority groups advocate for themselves. Her policy and advocacy skills have been leveraged through her roles at Deeds Not Words and the National Academy for State Health Policy.
In addition to her role at The Wagner Review, Watson is a first-year representative for the Wagner Women’s Caucus.