What inspired you to apply to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?
“In addition to structuring my coursework at Penn, the PPRS community is a petri dish for innovative thought. After reading the biographies of current PPRS students, I felt assured in my decision to apply to the program. Their breadth and depth of interests mirrors the diversity I was pleased to encounter at Penn. As public policy is a collaborative effort, I hope to make use of every opportunity to learn from them.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“I believe public policy would complement my planned course of study, offering a practical application of what I learn in class. While Penn has an abundance of resources, it lacks a department or major in public policy. I would like to rely on the PPRS curriculum to provide that direction. Furthermore, the PPRS program will help me translate what I learn in class to the research I hope to conduct outside of class through its statistical training and capstone course. I hope that learning about the policymaking process will come to define a significant part of my Penn career, and the PPRS experience offers a clear opportunity for learning in and out of class.”