Moving forward, I want to apply quantitative tools to social impact. One of the main ways to do that is through effective policy measures. To ensure that these policies are doing what they are intended to, it is important that they are backed up by evidence and data that has gone through the rigor of the scientific process. PPRS gives me the opportunity of going through this process at an early age, critically analyze policy standards, learn how to use quantitative tools to measure their effectiveness, and offer alternatives.
PPRS allows me an outlet to pursue my interests in environmental policy with more depth structure. Furthermore, PPRS will be a way for me to guide and add resources to a course path I’d already planned on taking. For example, I intend on concentrating in BEPP and taking many policy-focused classes to fulfill these requirements. In short, PPRS is catered toward my interests, as it allows me to focus on a policy interest of my choice while providing meaningful economic, political, and quantitative analytical skills to assess public policy at an early point in my career/education.