Past Event

Alumni in Conversation: Careers in Government

January 24, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

GS alumni will provide industry insights and discuss different career paths in government. Panelists will answer questions and share their experience working in the field. This informal panel discussion will be followed by Q&A and is hosted virtually via Zoom.


About The Panelists


Evelin Collado '10GS

Evelin Collado is currently the Manhattan Borough Director at the Office of New York City Comptroller Brad Lander. Prior to that, she served as Budget & Legislative Director at the New York City Council where she had had the privilege of managing the allocation of millions of dollars in community investments and leading on legislative strategy, among other projects and responsibilities. She worked at Teachers College, Columbia University for over a decade and has worked in the legal, financial, and business sectors. Evelin is a Board Member of The Jazz Power Initiative, a nonprofit organization promoting youth development and building more creative and inclusive communities through jazz music, theater and dance education and performance in NYC. Evelin earned a Master's degree in Global Affairs, Private Sector, from New York University and a Bachelor's degree from Columbia University in Political Science, International Relations, graduating with High Honors.


Min Guo '15GS

Min Guo is the Social Science Analyst at the Office of the Chief Data Officer in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She recently finished a six-month position with the White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI), where she served as an Advisor and Designated Federal Officer. Before coming to HUD, she worked at the Department of Commerce, the New York City Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Office of New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, and CNN. She was awarded the Secretary Award for Equal Employment Opportunity and Equity Advancement by HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge in 2022. Min earned her BA in Political Science (minor in East Asian Studies) from Columbia University and two master’s degrees (an MAIS in China Studies and an MPA) from the University of Washington.


Kirsty Jardine ‘15GS ‘16PH

Kirsty grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa where she worked as a market research project administrator as well as an EMT and emergency services volunteer for the City of Johannesburg Emergency Services. She graduated from GS in May 2015 with her BA in Classical Studies and was the first student accepted into GS's dual degree program with Columbia's Mailman School of Public Health, completing her Master’s degree in October 2016. She was a recipient of the Dean’s Citation, GS Spirit, GS Service and GS Owl awards. After graduating from Columbia, she worked at Columbia Law School before moving to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to work for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response. She currently works as the Director of IT Strategy and Partnerships for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), working to deliver meaningful, innovative, high-performing, cost-effective technology solutions for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.

Contact Information

GS Alumni Relations