MPM '22 (National Urban Fellow)
Hometown: Brockton, MA
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I always knew I wanted to pursue a master's degree, once I found my purpose and passion for policy, I knew the McCourt School would be the best fit for me. It was the partnership between the National Urban Fellows (NUF) and Georgetown University that made this opportunity possible for me. Hearing from other alumni about their personal experiences at McCourt about how much they learned from their classmates and professors inspired me to apply.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? Prior to coming to McCourt I worked in government as a constituent services liaison and policy advisor. I never saw myself in government until I became a mentor and realized the need to organize in my community. I became passionate about connecting my neighbors to our local government and cultivating the best practices to ensure our community was at the table of policy-making.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? The best part of my experience thus far has been the diverse group of perspectives I am surrounded by and how we've been able to create a safe space to challenge one another and enrich our own approaches to identifying and discussing policy solutions.
What internships have you had so far during your time at McCourt? I am an intern at the National Urban League with their Workforce and Development Department.
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Cambridge College, Bachelor's of Science in Business Management
Hobbies/ Interests: Mentoring young people, youth re-entry, being in community with my creative friends (painting, drawing, and photography), reading, cooking, and all things sports.