Sihla Koop is the Department Manager for Sociology and the Program on Urban Studies. She previously worked at Stanford University, first, in the Department of Political Science, then as the Associate Director for the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies. Between her Stanford experiences, she held the role of Senior Project Manager for the ExCEL3 Project at the University of Hong Kong. Sihla holds an MPA from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where her research focus was on capacity building and assessment for nonprofit organizations. She received her BA in Economics and minor in International Relations from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.