What inspired you to apply to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?
“I wasn’t completely sure if I wanted to study business or political science, since both worked with leadership, government, and economic thinking. What ultimately drove me to choose business was when I found this university has the Penn Wharton Public Policy Initiative. I wanted to study business out of a desire to learn how the economy works, how businesses and consumers think, and how to manage a team. Wharton PPI is an initiative that gives the opportunity to translate these skills into tackling difficult policy issues and contributing to public service.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“Within the program specifically, I find that I would achieve many of my educational goals by studying a combination of public policy and political science courses that allow me to understand the policy-making process. Along with the specialization and the required internship, I would be able to find a niche within public service to give myself better guidance with how I want to use my policy skills in the real world.”