Current position and employer: Senior Consultant and Data Scientist at IBM
Hometown: Rockville, MD
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt because of its Data Science for Public Policy degree, which enables me to apply analytical rigor and quantitative methods to contemporary policy issues. Additionally, I appreciate the school's prime location in Washington, DC as it relates to both domestic and international policymaking institutions. On top of this, I was drawn to the strength of the policymaking alumni network for both McCourt and Georgetown.
What was the best part of your experience? The best part of my experience is in interacting with my cohort, where students come from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds. It's incredibly rewarding to see how students from varying backgrounds will analyze and solve policy issues.
What internships did you have during your time at McCourt? Since joining McCourt, I have served as a Statistical Analyst at The World Bank in Washington, DC. Specifically, I work with external debt statistics for low and middle-income countries.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: I was involved with the Georgetown Technology Policy Initiative (GTPI).
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Dickinson College, BA in International Studies
Hobbies / Interests: In my free time, I playing intramural floor hockey, soccer, and hiking in Shenandoah National Park. I am also passionate about rescuing animals, and I have a three year old rescue Beagle-Pitbull mix.