What interests you about public policy?
“I have always had an extremely strong interest in public policy and international affairs. Looking back upon my experiences throughout high school, I realize my motivation for each of my activities stems from an insatiable desire to learn and better understand the world around me, oftentimes through the context of public policy, economics, and history.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“As a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, I was enrolled in the rigorous Integrated Studies Program, where I examined how various disciplines approach issues and problems differently. I particularly enjoyed the interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving the program instilled. After gaining valuable skills in synthesis through the Integrated Studies Program, I would like to refine these abilities further by focusing on multifaceted approaches to trade policy through the Public Policy Research Scholars Program. I look forward to studying the program’s curriculum with both its quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Yet, the opportunity to study within a community of individuals passionate about government and policy is what excites me most about being a Public Policy Research Scholar. Throughout my academic career, I believe my peers and my instructors have made the greatest impact on my personal growth. Learning about trade policy within a cohort of my peers studying a variety of other subjects will not only challenge me to further dedicate myself to my own policy interests and research, but also inspire me to learn more about their areas of concern.”