Hometown: Homer City, Pennsylvania
Further Degrees: Masters of Public Policy Analysis, New York University (in progress)
Current Employer: New York City's Economic Development Corporation at the Center for Economic Transformation
HC Impact: The HC is truly an invaluable asset in both grad school and my current work. I've often found that ARQ is a skill that few possess in their toolkits, especially in economics and policy, where questioning the assumptions of diverse interests requires the quick thinking that the HC Core well-equipped me for versus my colleagues.
In economics, we are sometimes led astray by assuming all humans think rationally But, I've often noticed in meetings how an unexpected perspective is more valued than obvious ones we were taught and expected to know. The HC more than provided that ability to find that unexpected angle because Core teaches you to think, not what to think.