Class of 2023
Jose Enrique "Iking" Corpus is a passionate development professional with over seven years of extensive international experience supporting adolescent and youth programming to improve their labor market prospects, especially for vulnerable populations. Highly analytical, curious, and results-driven, Iking believes in robust data analytics to inform relevant and actionable policies that reduce poverty and inequality in underserved communities. Currently, he is a consultant for the World Bank Group, undertaking data management, harmonization, and analysis of 20+ years of microdata to support forthcoming publications. In addition, he serves the Global Human Development program as a Graduate Social Justice Assistant to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in all community activities – a commitment he has reaffirmed throughout all his roles. Over the summer, Iking interned with the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia where he led the conceptualization of a programming approach to strengthening skilling-to-earning outcomes of adolescents and youth. His capstone engagement builds on this experience as he supports UNICEF Generation Unlimited to improve global M&E systems that cover 85 countries.
This May, Iking will graduate with a dual specialization in Quantitative Analysis & Evaluation and Education & Human Capital and a certificate in Social Innovation & Global Development. He looks forward to serving in the development sector by leveraging his expertise in M&E, poverty and equity analysis, and human capital development programming and management.