Ana Calderon (MET’24) recently earned her Master of Urban Affairs as one of Metropolitan College’s City of Boston Scholars. Because her day job, working as the chief of staff for Boston City Councilor At-Large Henry Santana, intersects with her field of study, her tuition was covered by the scholarship. It’s helped her pursue her passion for civil service.

BU Today recently featured Ms. Calderon in a story about immigrant and first-generation Class of 2024 students making a difference through their work, saying, in part:

She chose Urban Affairs, a subset of MET’s City Planning & Urban Affairs Program. Urban Affairs looks at a broad range of issues that cities face—such as budgeting, housing, and traffic—and analyzes different solutions. It was extremely complementary with her work in City Hall, she says, which is why she enrolled.

“I love what I do,” Calderon told BU Today. “That’s why I wanted to go to school—to expand my knowledge on topics I’ve already worked on, and learn about what other cities do for things I haven’t worked on.”

Read more about Ms. Calderon’s story in BU Today.