What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“I believe that the Housing and Real Estate Policy track in PPRS would provide me a more nuanced look into the specific ways that housing policies can affect markets in both the United States and globally. Classes like Politics of Housing and Urban Development would help me in understanding the macro questions around international housing development as well as looking on a micro level at development in our back door through the study projects like the Brandywine REIT’s Cira Green development. By pulling together my varied interests, I hope PPRS will serve as a thread that allows me to stitch together an interdisciplinary education.”
Why are you interested in public policy?
“My current position at the Children Deserve a Chance foundation in Lancaster, PA has allowed me the opportunity to work with a grassroots organization that, through education, fights against discrimination and poverty. This has given me a further interest in how we can tailor policies to give those who need the most help a path out of poverty and to self-reliance. It has helped me to consider how the policies lawmakers create in DC can help create a society filled with people who have the ability to take care of themselves, their family and others.”