MPP '23 (Evening Program)
Current position and employer: Legislative Correspondent/Communications Assistant for the Office of Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-04)
Hometown: East Stroudsburg, PA
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? There is no other place to study policy than the policy capitol of the world. McCourt professors are experienced policy professionals that can help guide you through the program and your career. There is an emphasis on quantitative analysis that some other institutions do not focus on.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? I came to McCourt right out of undergrad so I had only a political job during the 2018 midterms and a political internship during the summer of 2019 up until that point.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? The people in your cohort will become lifelong friends. Everyone cares about each other and wants to see each other succeed. Your background, political ideology, job, nor status dictates how McCourt students treat one another.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? During my first semester, I was a White House intern for the Office of the Vice President. Following that internship, I transitioned into digital campaign consulting until I landed on Capitol Hill as a staffer to a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: I'm a Teaching Assistant for Quant 1 and Quant 2 and I'm the evening program representative on the McCourt Student Association (MSA).
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Lehigh University, B.A. in Mathematics and Political Science