Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I wanted a rigorous quantitative focused degree that I could leverage in my future career, and I also appreciated that McCourt did you require a specialisation in a specific field, and I could explore my varied interests.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? I previously worked in the Singapore Government in national security research and education. I have also done internships in government affairs for a boutique consulting firm specializing in Southeast Asia, and in Merck Sharpe and Dohme (Merck/MSD) for the Asia Pacific region.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? I have really enjoyed how passionate our professors are, and how willing they have been to help their students in both their coursework and in providing advice for potential career pathways. Another aspect of the McCourt experience that I have thoroughly enjoyed so far has been the connections made with my peers, who are some of the most hardworking and selfless people I have ever met.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? McCourt Leadership Fellow
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: UCL (University College London), Politics and Eastern European Studies
Hobbies/ Interests: Policy areas of interest: National Security, Emergency Management, Social Equality.
Hobbies: Yoga, swimming, cooking
You can talk me me about: Moving to DC, where to buy Asian groceries, UK vs US education systems, Foundations