Hometown and current city: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Why did you choose McCourt? McCourt's emphasis on a quant-heavy curriculum drew me in. Coming from a non-quant background, I was hesitant at first. However, I knew that being an effective practitioner in the international development field would require me to have these skills. So, I took a leap of faith and here I am.
What was the best part of your experience? Despite all of us being online virtually, my MIDP cohort is the best at cultivating a supportive environment. It definitely is a tough year for all of us, but we try to stay as connected as we can. I'm glad to have had a friendly and amazing group of like-minded people, even if we are in various time zones.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? Research Assistant, University of Malaya, Malaysia
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: Communications Team, Georgetown Public Policy Review
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: American University, International Studies & Business Administration
Hobbies / Interests: As a Malaysian, I'm obliged to say finding and consuming good food is one of my main interests. I also enjoy watching videos explaining artistry behind film making and animation, such as sound design, character design, etc. I also enjoy jogging alone with my headphones, but occasionally I use to jog bi-weekly with my friends.
In the event that I stay in Malaysia for another semester, I have plans on curating an Instagram highlighting the geriatric business owners in Kuala Lumpur. But, that will be put on hold for now.