New UPSA Board

Dear Planners,

Thank you for voting in the Urban Planning Student Association, and to all the great candidates who ran! Your newly elected 2012-13 board is:

President – Sumaila Palla

Vice President – Anthony Drummond

Communications Director – Alan Lightfeldt

Social Chair – Dani Rosen

Treasurer – Dan Boyer

Vote for the new UPSA Board!

Read about the candidates for the 2012-13 UPSA board, and then cast your vote here.

The voting will close at midnight on April 4, and the new board will be announced Thursday, April 5! They will be introduced at the general UPSA meeting and peer-to-peer advising on April 5, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Jersey Conference Room. At 6:30 p.m. we will head to Botanica Bar (47 E. Houston St.) to chat with the new board, socialize, and celebrate spring!

Come out to the UPSA Peer-to-Peer Internship Mixer

Sip wine and chat with students and alums who have held planning-related internships around the city and the nation! Get tips, hear about different experiences, and make some valuable connections. We will have planners who have interned in housing, economic development, Mayors’ offices, federal and city government agencies, parks, arts, transportation and research! Learn how some have leveraged internships into full-time positions.

We even have alums who are currently looking to hire fall interns – so have your elevator speech ready!

Wine and snacks will be served. We would appreciate your RSVPs so we can purchase refreshments accordingly.

The details:

UPSA Fall Internship Mixer
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (afterwards we will head to the WTA-hosted happy hour at Slainte)
Friday, Oct. 14.
Rudin Conference Room, Puck
RSVP: (scroll all the way down to private Wagner event listings)

See you there!
The UPSA Team

Seeking First Year Reps!

The Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA) is looking for a 1st-Year Representative to be part of our Executive Board! This is an opportunity for a new incoming student to join the UPSA Board, and help make an impact at Wagner.  The 1st-Year Representative will have the opportunity to create programming and work closely with faculty to help make the planning program even better.

Representative Responsibilities:

  • Work with the UPSA Board to develop programming ideas for lectures, events, field trips, panel discussions, etc.
  • Plan, promote and host at least one event in the Fall and Spring.
  • Develop relationships with other student organizations at Wagner and in the greater NYU community.
  • Organize and coordinate fellow 1st-year students to determine their academic and programming needs.
  • Attend monthly meetings with the UPSA Executive Board.

To apply, please send an e-mail to with your resume and answers to the following questions:

  • What makes you an excellent candidate to be considered a 1st-year representative for 2010-2011?
  • Propose an event that you would like to plan for this 2011-2012 academic 
year.  What would you like people to take from your event?

Your answers should not exceed more than 1 page. 
If you have any questions, 
please email Sam Filler, UPSA President, at The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 21st at midnight.