Portrait of Catherine Lyons

Hometown: Sacramento / Los Angeles, California
Areas of Interest: Economics, US Domestic, Political Strategy, Public Management, Innovation Economy


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Why have you chosen McCourt? I chose McCourt because of its location in our nation's capital. We have access to some of the world's foremost policymakers, who are thinking creatively about some of our most pressing challenges. To have access to them by being in Washington, and through the McCourt School, is part of what makes this place special.
What's the best part of your experience so far? I am really enjoying the coursework, supplemented by my involvement in the Policy Innovation Lab and my research with the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation. There is something for everyone at McCourt, and if you don't find it, you can create it!
Undergraduate Degree and University: I received my B.A. in Print Journalism and International Relations from the University of Southern California, in 2009.
Hobbies / Interests: Personal: Dodgeball, volunteering, traveling. / McCourt Related: Online team, GPPR; researcher, Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation; Housing team, Policy Innovation Lab; Student Strategy Team leader, Georgetown Institute for Politics and Public Service.