MPP/ PhD in Psychology '25
Hometown: Santiago, Chile
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt to sharpen my quantitative methodologies for social research. Also, because of McCourt's reputation in Public Policy. It is a fine complement to my interest in Political Psychology and inter-group relations.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? During this COVID semester the best part was the flexibility of McCourt, to really help us in the learning process considering the circumstances.
What use have you made of what you learned at McCourt? I've put the skills I acquired at McCourt to immediate use. For instance, my quantitative skills have empowered me to present my immigration research at conferences such as the Political Psychology Preconference and the American Psychology Association. Additionally, the research conducted during my time at McCourt has been transformed into a book chapter titled "Immigration to Chile in a Regional Context," which is featured in Moghaddam and Hendricks (2022).
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: University of Chile and Catholic University of Chile, Biochemistry and Theology
Hobbies/ Interests: I enjoy cooking, specially Italian food. Also, I enjoy reading, so I have a pile of books waiting, and watching series.