Why are you interested in public policy?
“My close relationship with my younger cousin, who has cerebral palsy and mild autism, led me to create the nonprofit organization Kids In Special Situations, Inc. (K.I.S.S.) in 2011. K.I.S.S. brings together special needs children in small groups to improve their social interactions, then hosts large events in which these children can interact and form friendships with their neurotypical peers. While working with public schools around Florida to organize such events, I became aware of the various problems and inadequacies of Florida’s education system, and hence, America’s at large. Knowledge of these issues sparked my interest in public policy more broadly.”
What do you want to do in the future?
“Despite its faults, I believe in our country and its potential to provide all citizens with the tools they need to achieve a stable, secure life. In addition to acquiring a strong foundation in economics at Wharton, I want to strengthen my understanding of environmental or healthcare policy via PPRS. I intend on applying this knowledge to a career as a public interest lawyer working for environmental nonprofits, or perhaps working for the government.”