Incarceration policy, immigration policy, child welfare policy, labor policy
Vera Institute of Justice, Center for on Immigration and Justice, New York, New York
Why did you choose Brown for your Master of Public Affairs?
I chose Brown for my MPA primarily because of the consultancy opportunity. I initially approached this aspect of the program as an opportunity to make connections for a full-time position, and I ultimately ended up being hired for both my consultancy and full-time job at the same organization. Other motivating factors were the Global Policy Experience and the fact that the program is only one year long. Choosing a program that is only one year enabled me to save money not only on tuition, but also on the opportunity cost of missing another year of full-time salary.
How has your time at the Watson Institute shaped your interest in policy?
Through developing relationships with the Watson faculty throughout the summer session, I gained mentors and role models that contributed to my decision to pursue a research-based career. Because of these individuals, I am now considering eventually getting my PhD. Seeing the breadth of research that the Faculty works on all within the same general field opened my eyes to the opportunities that academia could present in tackling many different yet important policy issues.