As an MBA/MPP dual degree student, you were also involved in several student groups, the McCourt Policy Innovation Lab, worked at McCourt’s FutureEd, and interned off-campus. Describe your typical day as a McCourt student? How did you balance everything?
My days typically started very early. I am a morning person, so I would often read for class while drinking my morning coffee. Sometimes I would work out in the morning if I had later classes that day. For most of my three years at Georgetown, I lived in Glover Park and could walk to campus, which was a nice way to break up my mornings. After arriving to campus, I would spend my day in classes, working on assignments, attending student group meetings, and doing remote work for my internship. I would usually go into the office for any internships I had on Fridays, since there were no classes. I think what kept me sane and organized was a good planner.
My mindset when I started graduate school was that my three years at Georgetown were an opportunity to learn as much as possible and explore things that interested me. To do this, I got involved in a variety of activities and kept myself busy. I had an idea of what I might want to do when I graduated but knew it was these activities that would help me better figure it out. The benefit of this was no two days were alike. There were days where I pushed the limits with my time, but looking back, I cannot think of a single activity I would have wanted to give up.