Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt because I wanted to further develop my own policy skills from a program that is at the forefront of public policy today. In particular I wanted to develop skills in data analysis and leadership of diverse groups. Because of McCourt's rigorous and flexible curriculum, along with its unique experiential learning opportunities, I thought Georgetown McCourt School could help best prepare me to achieve my goal of taking on leadership roles in public service.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? In the summer of 2016 I was a Congressional Intern in the United States Senate. After graduating from George Washington University in 2017, in the summer of 2017 I was a legislative intern on Legislative and Public Affairs team for USAID. For the 2017-2018 school year I was a City Year AmeriCorps Volunteer here in Washington D.C. Lastly I was a Peace Corps English Teacher and Teacher Trainer Volunteer in Cambodia between 2018-2020.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? I have enjoyed the sense of collaboration that exists within our program. Professors at McCourt encourage students to work with one another whether it be studying or on assignments. This has been an integral part to my growth here thus far.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: East Asia Policy Association (EAPA)
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: George Washington University, Political Science Major, History Minor
Hobbies/ Interests: Not included in the list above but an area of interest of mine is the Southeast Asia region. I studied the region extensively in college and have had the privilege of working in the area for a couple years.
Informally these are my hobbies when I want to wind down. Listening to music and podcasts. Watching sports like football, basketball, and soccer. Exercising whether it be a HIIT workout or martial arts.