Portrait of Hari Ramanathan

Hometown:  Scranton, Pennsylvania
Areas of Interest: Public leadership, Program evaluation and decision making, Entrepreneurship and Fiscal policy


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Why have you chosen McCourt? I chose McCourt because of the impeccable reputation of both Georgetown and the McCourt School of Public Policy.  Being part of McCourt has provided me with a great understanding of public policy issues and a resourceful network of alumni.  I work for the Department of Army and I joined a sponsored program for active duty officers and Army civilians.  It is great to work with both Army officers, other federal agency employees, and leaders from around the world.
What's the best part of your experience so far? The best part of my experience has been meeting the extraordinary people (both professors and students) that attend McCourt.  From civilian service executives to directors of international financial institutions, the breathe and depth of knowledge from the students has been amazing.  When combined with the stellar experience of the faculty, the McCourt learning experience has been amazing.  I have had the opportunity to meet some truly amazing people that I would not have had the chance to meet if it was not for attending the McCourt School of Public Policy.
Undergraduate Degree and University: I attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. I received my Bachleor of Science degree in Business Finance.
Hobbies / Interests: My hobbies include exercising, reading, and exploring D.C.  There is so much to do and learn in D.C., and I believe that attending Georgetown has amplified that opportunity.  Because this is such a diverse area, I have learned different things from so many people that I have really broadened my horizon academically and professionally.