Why I’m interested in policy?
“I want every American to be able to afford quality health care, and I am excited by how Wharton and the Public Policy Research Scholars program will provide resources to help me work towards this goal. My medical challenges never set me back in achieving my goals, and I do not want anyone to feel unable to succeed due to a medical condition or the financial stress it puts on their family. Health care policy perfectly combines my passion for public policy and desire for helping people with my experiences with medical challenges and love of health and fitness. I want to learn more about how to get involved in this field, and the PPRS program is the best way because of its promotion of different ways of learning.”
“I chose Penn because of the passion of the students on campus. Everyone is pursuing different fields of study, and everyone is wildly passionate about their pursuits; everyone wants to tell you about what they are doing, and everyone wants to learn about what you are doing, too. Meeting with fellow scholars weekly for dinner will include intriguing conversations about our research experiences, and we will bounce ideas back and forth about creative solutions to complex problems. Being in a cohort of similar-minded students will provide a valuable chance to develop in both personal and professional ways, as we offer each other support through academic and personal hardships, as well as share feedback to solidify our individual career paths.”