Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Areas of Interest: Environment, Energy
Why have you chosen McCourt? I chose McCourt because of two main reasons. First, I really liked the mix between policy and numbers. I come from a very number based undergraduate program and discovered that it gave me an advantage over my peers, which is why I decided to continue developing my quantitative skills while I studied Public Policy. Second, I love D.C. and wished to pursue my graduate degree in the city. I consider this to be the melting pot of the world's policy and cannot think of a better place to live for a couple (or more years) while learning about public policy.
What's the best part of your experience so far? I have loved meeting new people from all around the world. It adds to the experience of getting a graduate degree.
Undergraduate Degree and University: I received my degree in International Relations, from the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM, in Mexico City, Mexico).
Hobbies / Interests: There is a real advantage to being in D.C: everyone who is designing policy eventually comes here, and most offer some sort of conference or panel discussion. It has really been a wonderful experience to be able to hear from the very best in their fields and it has helped me complement what I'm learning in school with real life policy applications.