MPP/ MBA '22
Hometown: Marblehead, MA
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? In corporate immigration, policy and business are inseparable. Demand for skilled technical talent is only increasing in the United States. U.S. Immigration policy's response to this trend is not as straightforward. After four years as a paralegal, I knew I needed a program which combined strategy and quantitative policy analysis so that I could bridge the public and private sectors. While MPP/MBA dual degree programs aren't uncommon, only McCourt listed an elective in U.S. Immigration Policy!
What has been the best part of your experience so far? The short answer is my colleagues. I'm always inspired by their research passions and advocacy work. I'm thankful that as a student leader, I can use my various roles to empower their voices and work. For example, as Secretary of MSA, I helped approve the McCourt Migration and Refugee Policy Initiative (MRPI). It was really meaningful for me to help add a new student organization to the McCourt community and increase student engagement outside the classroom.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt:
- McCourt Student Association (MSA) - Vice President
- Food and Health Research at McCourt (FaHRM) - Treasurer
- Georgetown Public Policy Review (GPPR) - Senior Communications Editor
- Member of Women in Public Policy Initiative (WiPPI)
- Member of Migration & Refugee Policy Initiative (MRPI)
- Foundations Fellow
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Connecticut College, Literatures in English / Government (Double Major)
- Policy Interests: Immigration Policy, Food Security, Corporate Social Responsibility
- Hobbies: Trying different cuisines and flavors, streaming food documentaries, hiking, skiing, and discussing current events over tea/coffee.