• Kadi Magassa '13
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Learn more about Kadi’s professional journey working for the PeaceCorps, as a Domestic Violence Case Manager at Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families and then at the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). Kadi is now studying at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) working toward an MPA in Development Practice (MPA-DP).

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About Kadi
Kadidiatou (Kadi) Magassa was born and raised in Harlem, New York City. She graduated from Southwestern University with a B.A. in International Studies (Disciplinary: Political Science and Region Focus: Africa). Less than a year after graduation, she began her service with the Peace Corps, where she served as a Preventive Health Volunteer in Senegal, West Africa for three years. After returning to the U.S. from Senegal she worked as a Domestic Violence Case Manager at Sauti Yetu Center for African Women and Families and then at the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). Before leaving HCZ in February 2021, she worked as the Interim Assistant Director for a parenting program, the Baby College. She is currently attending Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) working toward an MPA in Development Practice (MPA-DP). When Kadi first applied to SIPA her aim was to understand how policy reform can improve the capacity of poor-functioning mental and physical health services for survivors of intimate-partner and sexual violence in French-speaking West African countries. She has since shifted her focus to “decolonizing” the develop structure through enhanced diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.