Portrait of Alejandra Reyes Elizondo

Hometown: Bogotá, Colombia
Areas of Interest: International Development,

Early Childhood Development, 
Children’s Education and Health, 
Conflict, Violence and Poverty, 
and Financial Institutions


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Why have you chosen McCourt? My decision of McCourt was mainly the content of the MIDP program itself, which was very rich in building strong quantitive skills that I know I am not going to have with other programs that I was looking at. From my previous work experiences as an economist researcher I found out how necessary it was to have all of those skills nowadays. Furthermore, the fact that it is on Washington D.C. , where it all happens and that I had the facility to have a coffee at any point with anyone I encountered and attend different events was also a huge trigger in my decision.
What's the best part of your experience so far? So far I have really liked the way the classes are taught to make us better policy analysts in the future. They go a step beyond just mere equations and numbers to actually putting them into use. We always analyze how each type of problem or homework applies to real world situations with real world examples.
Undergraduate Degree and University: I graduated Cum Laude from both  B.S. in Economics and a B.A. In Political Science from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. 
Hobbies / Interests: I really like playing squash and jogging in the mornings. What is more, I love to cook and try different house made dishes and drink wine and listen to music while I am cooking.