Cheyenne Green (she/her)
MPP/ JD '25
Hometown: Sapulpa, Oklahoma
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? As a dual degree student, I was looking for a policy school that would be the most supportive of a law degree. As an aspiring public interest lawyer, it was important for me to be able to learn not only what the law is but also also how to make it more efficient, effective, and equitable for underserved communities. McCourt met that challenge by offering a robust quantitative curriculum that I would not be exposed to in a JD program, while also offering policy electives that were in-step with the public sector curriculum at GULC. Not to mention, in high school, I had dreamed of coming to Georgetown because Madeleine Albright taught here, and I had read all of her books. I never thought I would actually get the chance to attend, but now I do!
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? I worked at a juvenile public defender's office for 3 years before coming to McCourt.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? It has been a wonderful experience to be in DC, in the heart of the policy world. McCourt and the GULC both have so many lovely faculty members who have dedicated their personal time to my development through mentorship. The community here is the thing I most commend this program for.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? I currently work as a research assistant at Georgetown's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform, and this summer I will work as a research assistant at the Sixth Amendment Center.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: GradGov, WiPPi (Women in Public Policy Initiative)
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: University of Tulsa, Double major in English Literature and Political Science
Hobbies/ Interests: My background in is criminal justice reform, specifically juvenile justice and family law, but I am interested in all kinds of anti-poverty law and policy. And if I am not reading my case books in the law library, I can be found on long walks around Lincoln Park or getting coffee with friends in Eastern Market.
Reach out to me about: Moving to DC from a small town, being a first-generation college student, taking a gap year before grad school.