MPP/ JD '22
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt in large part for the focus on quantitative analysis. I didn't have a strong quantitative background coming into the program and, since I was leaving the workforce to go to grad school, I wanted to come out with a degree and some hard skills. That is exactly what McCourt offered. I also chose McCourt for its location in Washington, DC, for all that this city has to offer in terms of both local and national politics.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? The student community at McCourt is phenomenal. The first semester we all got very close working on problem sets for our Econ and Stats courses and exploring the city. Those relationships helped me get a lot more out of my classes and helped me really enjoy my time in DC.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? Law Intern, Montgomery County (Maryland) Office of the County Attorney; Intern for the World Bank, Corporate Secretariat
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy - Staff Editor, Member of Articles Committee; Previously a member of the McCourt Policy Innovation Lab
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: The University of Alabama,
Interdisciplinary Studies: Global Studies in Community Health and Development
Hobbies/ Interests: I love biking along Rock Creek Trail and hiking (Rock Creek Park is a remarkable gem in the city + there are many options nearby in MD, VA, and WV). I just recently bought a tent and have some fun camping excursions planned as soon as the weather warms up. I love cooking and baking (most of the time). In typical pandemic-hobby fashion, I've gotten very into having plants in my apartment and am currently attempting to grow some spinach and basil from seeds. It's an experiment!