What inspired you to apply to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?
“I believe that participating in PPRS will not only improve my education in the short run, but will also benefit me in the long run, helping me achieve my future goals. While I am unsure of my exact future career path, I know that I am interested in working in the education sector in a career that looks to reform the school system. Whether that career entails working at a think tank, in the government, or at an education technology startup, I am excited to apply the skills I will learn through participating in the PPRS program to analyze policies and to find solutions to current problems within school systems.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“I am excited to learn about policy from many angles. Not only am I interested in the PPRS course curriculum, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to do an internship and to take part in research. This aspect of the program is appealing to me because I believe it is important to learn in a variety of different contexts rather than just in the classroom. For instance, I believe that my experience as a research assistant has taught me new skills that differ from those I have learned from my courses, such as how to approach and design a larger-scale project than those expected for class assignments.”