Hometown: Springville, UT
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose to come to McCourt because of its proximity to exciting local, national, and international networks, its rigorous curriculum guided by experienced, passionate, and caring professors, and its overall warm and caring culture.
What professional/ work experience did you have prior to coming to McCourt? After graduating with my bachelor's, I worked for a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the City of Philadelphia. I supported the Office of Innovation and Technology with digital equity initiatives, which included increasing access to broadband service, devices, and digital skills training. I have also been involved in a variety of urban planning and community development and engagement projects.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? The best and worst part has been that there are so many opportunities for lectures, clubs, and networking events that I can't possibly take advantage of them all.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: Policy Innovation Lab, Georgetown Public Policy Review (GPPR), McCourt Energy and Environment (E&E), Library Student Council.
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Brigham Young University, Geography: Urban and Regional Planning; French Studies
Hobbies/ Interests: I'm fascinated by all aspects of urban life, from housing, transportation, and economic development, to visiting parks and museums, trying new restaurants, and exploring new neighborhoods. I also love watching and talking about movies.
Reach out to me about: Adjusting to living in the big city