What interests you about public policy?
“The study of public policy excites me because it gives me tools for confronting societal problems. As a student of public policy, when I hear the national debate on the minimum wage or federal college loan forgiveness programs, I can use the skills that I have learned and practiced to not only understand how this problem has come about, but can also critically analyze proposed solutions.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“Since one of the goals of this program is to provide scholars with the foundation for future research and analysis, some of the tangible abilities that I hope to gain are more of the technical skills needed to analyze data. Furthermore, after taking BEPP 201 this past semester, I not only want to better understand some of the topics that I found particularly fascinating, such as antitrust law and consumer protection, but also practice using an analytical approach to deriving public policy solutions.”