Careers in Public Policy
Department of Homeland Security
Office of the Governor
State of California
MPP, Pepperdine University, 2001
Specialization: International Relations
BA, International Studies (International Management),
Pepperdine University, 1999
The most important career opportunities I have had came about because of my alumni connections with the Pepperdine School of Public Policy and because I had completed a master of public policy degree. When interviewing with a senior scientist at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, he said that I was selected from a pool of candidates for a variety of reasons, but more importantly because of my postgraduate education and my fluency in several languages.
When you take on the responsibility of reading, researching, and writing for two years, you not only become proficient in the principles of public policy, but more importantly you become a well-rounded person. I am confident that I can complete any research project or meet tight deadlines because I have been well trained and can always find a solution.