Degree/Year: EMPL 2019
Hometown: London, England
Why did you choose McCourt? Being British, and alongside having UK and international work experience; more recently working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a senior executive advisor on public policies and working on the G20 labour & employment policies, it was only natural to consider a public policy leadership course in the United States and to identify the similarities and our differences of international policy making and also better explore the US policy-making experience.
For this purpose alone, I reviewed and compared three reputable institutions across the States and eventually decided on attending Georgetown University, mainly for its global reputation, its professors for this particular programme, its expertise and remarkable alumni, and of course the geographical location being in the heart of policy making – Washington DC.
What was the best/most memorable part of your experience so far? The relationships I have formed in the shortest time of my professional and academic life. Firstly, the striking bonds made in our classroom, and the closeness and togetherness we have as a cohort; and secondly our Faculty Director Dr. Gerry Gingrich, her mentorship, excellence, and direction has been key to the decision I made to join Georgetown in the first place.
Undergraduate Degree/School: I am truly an international student. I have had the opportunity of studying at both E.U.L Cyprus and in London - my hometown. My qualifications are in BA.Hons in English Language Literature and additionally teaching, as well as my postgraduate studies in Postcolonial Theory and Studies. I have also had the experience of attending programmes across prominent educational institutions such as the London School of Economics, Harvard Kennedy School, and INSEAD in France.
Hobbies/Interest: I certainly do spend a lot of my time travelling both locally and internationally. I am intrigued by cultures and societies. More recently, I qualified as an advanced scuba diver and have joined up my two passions to travel and scuba dive as much as possible!!