Why are you interested in public policy?
“I grew up in a patriotic family that taught me the importance of serving my country. From a young age, public policy and government have played an intergral role in my life, and it remains a constant foundation that drives my interests and passions. Having traveled to six continents, I have experienced first hand the governmental systems of other countries and how they implement public policy, but none have ever come close to the United States and all of the opportunities it affords. Learning about how policy is made in the US and the effect it has on millions of people is important no matter what profession you’re in.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“PPRS gives me the opportunity to explore the connection between business and public policy and to specialize in a policy track that interests me. PPRS not only teaches students the skills they need to succeed in public policy but they also apply the larger concepts we learn in the classroom to the real world. The program offers me the chance to intern in Washington DC in the summer and work alongside public policy experts, in addition to emphasizing the importance of having informed solutions through research.”
Summer Internship Experience
What inspired you to apply to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?
I wanted to combine my love of business and public policy, but that wasn’t possible until I found PPRS. The program allows me to combine the fundamental business skills I’ve learned through Wharton to another passion of mine and to join an exclusive group of motivated students that have similar interests. PPRS has a rigorous and well-structured curriculum that allows me to make the most of my time at Penn, and it has access to resources and opportunities that I would not have otherwise heard about. It is an amazing program and group to be a part of and I would encourage anyone considering applying to the program to join us!