MPM '22 (National Urban Fellow)
Hometown: San Bernadino, CA
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I was selected as a National Urban Fellow to come and study at McCourt. I chose this fellowship at McCourt to broaden my perspective on the inner-workings of public policy, and to expand my network with diverse, knowledgeable, and curious individuals, whom I can learn from, grow with, and, also, teach.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? Prior to coming to McCourt, I worked in public service, from community organizing, coalition building, political consulting, higher education special programs, nonprofit leadership and training, and most recently in the California State Legislature, as the senior staff for the California State Assembly Majority Leader.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? The best part of my experience so far has been building community with my peers and professors at McCourt, and throughout the Georgetown campus. I have built a friendship with such an amazing group of people, who inspire me daily.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? I am currently a National Urban Fellow working at the Philadelphia School District.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: I am the National Urban Fellow-MPM GradGov Senator. I am also involved with the Women in Public Policy Initiative, the Latin American Policy Association, and the Diversity & Inclusion at Georgetown student group.
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: I attended community college at Crafton Hills College and transferred to the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Public Policy-Political Science
Hobbies/ Interests: I love to play music, read, write poetry, take pictures, hike, travel, and eat good food, with good people.