MPP/ MSFS '22
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt to gain the expertise and skills needed to analyze and implement policy and find solutions to pressing issues undermining economic, social, and political development around the globe. I believe that the MPP program's emphasis in economics and quantitative analysis will prepare me for an impactful career in international development.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? My favorite part about being a student at McCourt is interacting and learning from my peers. The diversity within the McCourt student body has added notable value to my graduate school experience and has given me the opportunity to challenge and expand my perspective on today's pressing issues.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? Both before and during my time at McCourt, I have been running a nonprofit called Harvest Malawi to promote sustainable agriculture practices in rural Malawi. During my first year in graduate school, I interned at the Agriculture and Food global practice at the World Bank. More recently, this past summer and semester I interned at UNICEF and am about to start a consultancy with the UNICEF ESARO (Eastern and Southern Africa regional office) innovation team in the spring.
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Science & Arts, Major: Neuroscience, Minor: Dance
Hobbies/ Interests: Dancing, yoga, surfing, traveling