Hometown: Pinehurst, NC
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I was looking for a rigorous, challenging program that would equip me with the economic and quantitative knowledge base and skills set I was missing, in addition to my specialization courses. I was also primarily interested in staying in DC so that I could capitalize on the amazing networks and opportunities here. After being accepted, McCourt then really stood out in the way they rolled out the welcome wagon and made information and themselves available. Having a beautiful campus in Georgetown with a fully outfitted university athletics gym is just a wonderful cherry on top!
What was the best part of your experience? Everything! The classes, the cohorts, the professors, the staff, the events, the clubs, and the job support, if you utilize it, have all been immensely interesting, rewarding, and helpful. There is always a lot going on and the course load can be challenging and overwhelming sometimes, especially on top of internships or the search for one, but if you put yourself out there and make an effort students and staff are usually very receptive and reciprocal. You just can't be afraid to ask!
What student organizations are you involved with? Energy and Environmental Policy (E&E) and Women in Public Policy Initiative (WiPPI)
What internships have you had during your time at McCourt? Research, Grants, and Business Development Intern and now Contractor with JG Global Advisory
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Vassar College, BA in Environmental and Urban Studies and Italian Studies
Hobbies / Interests: Outside of school I am also a runner, tennis player, casual bike rider, rock climber, foodie, and attender of concerts (some of these more so when things are normal).