MPP/ MiM '16
Current position and employer: Data and Research Manager, gui2de
Hometown: Toulouse, France
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I heard about McCourt as a Joint Degree opportunity from my initial Master's in Management (MiM) at HEC Paris. When I started the MiM, I already knew I wanted to have my job contribute to the public good somehow, but I had chosen business school over public administration as it seemed it could lead to a more international and varied career, which I didn't want to be in a unique sector or institution. It progressively became apparent I could focus on using private sector growth and innovation to alleviate poverty and improve service delivery, and getting a MPP from McCourt seemed to be the perfect combination to achieve this, on top of getting the international dimension I was looking for.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? Definitely the people I met at McCourt. A lot of my McCourt friends became my chosen family for life in DC now, and my professors were often awe-inspiring and incredible policy makers, researchers, thinkers and doers of their fields.
What internships did you have during your time at McCourt? I worked as an RA for a McCourt professor, as well as for gui2de (Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation Development and Evaluation), and interned both for gui2de and for the World Bank in the Doing Business unit.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: I was Chair of the Policy Conference and International Director for GPPSA (student government, now known as MSA).
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: HEC Paris, Bachelor of Science in Management
Hobbies/ Interests: Nerdy data analysis and data security stuff, funny improv and sketch comedy stuff, juicy French political stuff, for the most part.