Portrait of Alejandra Reyes Elizondo

Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Areas of Interest: Public Management Efficiency, Civil Service Reform


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Why have you chosen McCourt? I chose to attend McCourt because I was looking for a program that would help me build my quantitative and research knowledge. Its MPP program is highly quantitative and has an array of students that come from many different disciplines (political, quant, research based, among others), hence I knew that by attending McCourt I would not feel awkward by coming from a non-quantitative discipline. I realized that I, as many others, possessed many empirical skills on implementation of public policy, and it is with that experience that you can build and better apply on the ground the knowledge that I'm acquiring at Georgetown.
What's the best part of your experience so far? Being challenged and having a mentor who has been a President of a country. At McCourt I have felt challenged since day 1 and it is something I love, because it makes me feel that I'm becoming a better person after studying at Georgetown. I'm being mentored by Former President Chinchilla and it is an experience that is definitely changing me (thoroughly as a professional and human being).
Undergraduate Degree and University:

B.A in International Relations (Concentration: Global Governance),
Master of Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School, London, UK. 

Hobbies / Interests: Cooking, working out and traveling. I love to innovate in the kitchen! Whenever I've got some free time, you are likely to find me creating a new dish (mostly the healthy version of an unhealthy one). I love to work out for mental fitness purposes. When you train your body, you train your brain to overcome challenges rapidly! Traveling makes me more aware of my surroundings and makes me a better person overall. Whenever I travel, I am able to appreciate the many great things that have shaped the community I am visiting.