Portrait of Natasha Ahuja

Hometown: New Delhi, India
Areas of Interest: International Development, Monitoring and Evaluation and Economics


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Why have you chosen McCourt? I knew that there was no place more appropriate than Washington D.C. to study public policy. The benefits of being in D.C. cannot be stressed enough. In addition to an unparalleled location, the McCourt School is home to many inspiring faculty members in my field of interest - i.e., international development. The quant-focus in the curriculum; the brilliant faculty in my area of interest; the international composition of the cohort; along with the advantages of being in D.C. persuaded me into choosing McCourt.
What's the best part of your experience so far? Imagine being surrounded by friends, faculty and staff who not only support you, but also actively look out for you and guide you. I've traveled far and wide and studied all across my country but I've never been in a place as inspiring and motivating as this school. 
Undergraduate Degree and University: B.A. (Hons.) Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.
Hobbies / Interests: Listening to podcasts/music and going for long walks in D.C.