“My freshman courses helped me to learn more about the interrelationships between economics and government policy and to realize my interest in becoming a PPRS. I also feel that the PPRS program offers an opportunity to pursue research in public policy from a business-oriented perspective. For example, with regard to the issue of gun control, regardless of the pros and cons, it seems interesting that segments of the private sector (i.e. businesses) have embraced the issue while the government has remained gridlocked. It is interesting to speculate what will happen and whether such a paradigm of private sector social engagement may impact other public policy issues. It seems that a business-oriented perspective on public policy may be especially useful in this regard. I see the PPRS program as a natural next step in pursuing my public policy education.”
What do you hope to gain from the PPRS experience?
“The PPRS program offers the opportunity for me to continue pursuing my interests in economics, business, and government policy. The community aspect creates a cohort of likeminded individuals in a format different from typical academic settings, and I look forward to building strong friendships with my peers. I feel the PPRS program’s blend of academic, research, and social commitments are well suited for my interest of pursuing a career in government or law.”