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Meet the 2023-2024 McCourt Scholars

The newest cohort of distinguished students represents a wide range of global perspectives and cultural backgrounds.

McCourt Scholars are a select group of incoming students who, through their admissions applications, demonstrate profound potential as future policymakers. Five students are selected each year based on their background, experience and academic excellence. All full-time MPP, MIDP, MPM and MS-DSPP students are considered and no additional application is required. The Scholar award includes tuition, mandatory fees, a stipend and health insurance.

Andrew Eichen (MPP’25) | Designed by Yu-Ming Huang

As a McCourt Scholar, Andrew Eichen plans to immerse himself in Georgetown’s thriving tech policy ecosystem. A lawyer by training, he has a degree from University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he concentrated on emerging issues in technology law. After spending some time in Big Law, he enrolled at McCourt based on his interest in the rapid pace of AI innovation.

Maleeha Hameed (MIDP’25) | Designed by Yu-Ming Huang

He has a keen interest in the transformative impact AI can have on society and is “eager to use his legal background to build bridges between law and public policy.”

Maleeha Hameed joins McCourt from overseeing the education research portfolio at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan. Prior to that role, she was part of the inaugural team at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) School of Education where she actively contributed to the launch of the school and its first graduate degree program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and politics from LUMS in Pakistan and is passionate about evolving into an effective translator and interlocutor among key actors across different education ecosystems.

“There is no place more globally connected than Georgetown and DC to kick-start my new journey toward driving sustainable policy impact,” she said.

Win Ko Ko Aung, who was born and grew up in Myanmar, was inspired by the mobile connectivity revolution in the country to contribute to the development of its technology and innovation ecosystem.

Win Ko Ko Aung (MS-DSPP’25) | Designed by Yu-Ming Huang

After the military coup in Myanmar in 2021, his life was turned upside down, and he became an activist. His goal is to become a tech-savvy change maker to fix twenty-first-century issues with twenty-first-century solutions.

“As a McCourt Scholar, I embrace the opportunity to bring my unique firsthand experience as a coup survivor,” he said.

Priscila Stisman (MPP’25) | Designed by Yu-Ming Huang

“In the McCourt School community, my journey will provide a diverse perspective that may be absent from the current global issues and development policy.”

Priscila Stisman, who grew up in Tucumán, Argentina, has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the National University of Tucumán. She has worked as a research analyst at the Institute for Capacity Development at the International Monetary Fund, a role that further ignited her interest in applied economics, research methods, development and policy analysis. At McCourt, she hopes to drive impactful policy research and analysis.

“I look forward to engaging with fellow students, esteemed faculty and diverse perspectives as we collectively strive for innovative solutions to tackle complex socioeconomic challenges,” she said.

Tabitha Wilson of Brooklyn, New York, first witnessed policy in action as her mother became a prominent activist across the five boroughs.

Tabitha Wilson (MPP’25) | Designed by Yu-Ming Huang

Wilson studied economics throughout high school and college, graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in 2020.

She joined Goldman Sachs following graduation, studying how complex financial instruments could impact developing economies. She currently works at Oliver Wyman supporting Latin American businesses and the broader Americas region with financial analysis.

She is excited to return to her calling of policy and wishes to “focus on how institutions can do their best to support developing economies in a sustainable and equitable way.”

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