Why did you choose McCourt? From the time I began my professional career on Capitol Hill in 2015, the McCourt school was my first choice. The school is at the center of everything happening in Washington, DC and has professors with direct institutional knowledge that I wished to learn from. From their visiting speakers to all of the events the school hosts, it was a no-brainier that a Master's in Policy Management would provide me with the graduate-level education and networking opportunities I needed to continue to excel in my career.
What is the best part of your experience so far? Being part of the McCourt student body is a blessing. I honestly did not expect to have such direct access to not only the professors, but Dean Cancian herself. The McCourt staff take their roles very seriously and are open to suggestions from the student body. I have had the chance to network and connect with brilliant professionals in my graduating class and spark debate on how to address different policy issues. These conversations have helped me understand different perspectives while also challenging my own perspective.
Undergraduate university, degree, and major: Binghamton University, BA in Psychology
Hobbies / Interests: Singing, going to spoken word/poetry slams, giving back to the foster care community via participating in advisory councils or attending volunteer events, hiking, and supporting social justice causes.