Portrait of Alejandra Reyes Elizondo

Hometown: Denver, Colorado
 
Areas of Interest: Women and Gender, Economic Development, Social Policy

 

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Why have you chosen McCourt? I chose to study at McCourt for a few reasons, including its emphasis on quantitative academics, access to big policy players in D.C., its sense of community here at Georgetown… the list goes on and on. On a more personal level, I had never visited D.C. before deciding to attend McCourt, and I wanted the chance to explore a new city (especially one where such big things are happening!).
 
What's the best part of your experience so far? My professors and peers have made classes at McCourt dynamic and insightful, and that has definitely been a highlight of my experience thus far. The learning that goes on outside of the classroom setting in the student organizations I am a part of at McCourt, including the Policy Innovation Lab, McCourt Policy in Practice and the Women in Public Policy Initiative, has complemented and enhanced my classroom learning as well.
 
Undergraduate Degree and University: I attended Boston College where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies.
 
Hobbies / Interests: I love playing soccer, running, hiking, and skiing and snowboarding (shoutout to my hometown, Colorado!), and exploring new places.