Maude Sheena Cooper
Current position and employer: Program Development Associate, CEED (Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development) at SEAF
Hometowns: Monrovia, Liberia and Minneapolis, MN
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt because of the small cohort size in the program and the quant-focused curriculum. The smaller size along with passionate faculty allows you to build more substantial relationships with your professors. The skills from this program are transferable for real-world application. Additionally, McCourt is in DC, a hub for development policy globally.
What was the best part of your experience? Engaging with my classmates. The class had a myriad of experiences that were interesting to learn about.
What internships did you have during your time at McCourt? I did a summer internship with Millenium Challenge in Lusaka, Zambia as an M&E Economics intern.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: I was VP of McCourt's African Policy Student Organization, AfriKa.
Undergraduate Degree and University: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, College of St. Benedict
Hobbies / Interests: On campus, I was one of the founders of McCourt’s African Policy Student Association. Off campus, I enjoy traveling and experimenting with recipes from different countries.