Charles’ interest in foreign cultures drove him to travel around the world. After a while, however, he no longer wanted to be a passive observer - he wanted to make a difference. When the opportunity arose, he helped build a boarding school for girls in Afghanistan. Charles arrives at McCourt with a history degree from Harvard University, and looks forward to policy discussions, internship opportunities and the chance to build a quantitative skillset. He hopes that his experiences at McCourt will equip him for a career path in international development, policy evaluation or poverty-reduction programs.