Careers in Public Policy - Dinesa Thomas
Assistant Vice President of Governmental Affairs
New Century Financial Corporation
MPP, Pepperdine University, 2002
Double Specialization: Economics and State and Local Policy
BA, Political Science
and African Studies,
San Diego State University, 2000
At the Pepperdine School of Public Policy I experienced a great learning environment because of a cohort that consisted of students from different regions of the country and the world, as well as varying political perspectives. I was able to hear and examine alternate views on public policy issues and offer my own.
Working with my cohort on the Policy Research Seminar was a tremendous help to my professional development. During the seminar presentation, we had an opportunity to present our thesis paper to a panel of experts in a given field, which gave me the initial confidence to go into the private and public sectors to deliver information to key stakeholders in my industry.