Hometown: Changsha, Hunan, China
Current City: Washington, DC
Why did you choose McCourt? I chose McCourt for its rigorous quantitative training and its location in Washington, D.C. Coming from a non-quant background, I decided that a quant-driven curriculum is what I needed going forward. Despite the challenges, I wanted to push myself out of my intellectual comfort zone and obtain practical skills. In addition, D.C. as the nation's capital has so much to offer in terms of opportunities and resources in public policy. I knew that the hands-on experience I would gain from studying in D.C. would be unparalleled.
What has been the best part of your experience so far? McCourt's diverse and supportive community is truly one-of-a-kind. Students come to McCourt with their unique experiences, bringing in thought-provoking perspectives both inside and outside the classroom. All of the students I have interacted and become friends with are not only intelligent but also open-minded and appreciate the value of diversity, which is something I love about McCourt.
Student organization involvement while at McCourt: Georgetown Public Policy Review (GPPR), East Asian Policy Association (EAPA), GradGov
Undergraduate University, degree, and major: Davidson College, BA in Political Science and East Asian Studies
Hobbies/ Interests: I love exploring museums and restaurants, cooking, traveling, swimming, and hiking.