Meet the founders and directors of the program,

Claire Ullman and Sandy Radoff

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Claire Ullman is a political scientist who taught until recently at Barnard College and Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.  She holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and a BA from Harvard University.  Before she went to graduate school, Claire helped found an emergency shelter for homeless women and children in Seattle as a VISTA volunteer and then stayed on as its development officer and then its Assistant Director.  She served on the board of the Grand Street Settlement in New York City from 1995 to 2008. Finally, and perhaps most relevant to her current job as Co-Director of Students for Justice, Claire is the parent of three recent college graduates.


Sandra Radoff is a researcher and statistician who has her own business as a marketing and opinion research consultant.  She has a Masters Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and recently went back to graduate school to indulge her passion by completing all the coursework towards a Masters Degree in political science.  For the past several years, she has spent considerable time as an activist focusing on the environment and social justice.  Being Co-Director of Students for Justice has brought the most meaningful pieces of her life together in one place.  Sandra lives in New York City with her husband and has two grown children, a son and a daughter, both Millennials.