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PhD Candidate, International Development

Alumna Jianhui Hu - Pepperdine University


PhD Candidate, International Development
Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica, California

MPP, Pepperdine University, 2004
Double Specialization: Economics
and International Relations

BS, International Accounting,
Renmin University of China, 1996

I did not fully realize what I obtained from the master's degree program at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy until recently. When I look back, I can see clearly each step where I made progress little by little toward my future, and I now realize the role the School of Public Policy played by opening the first door which led me to where I am today.

The program gave me a set of analytic skills as well as shaped my mind and helped me to realize how I can instigate change in better ways. I especially cherish the latter, and I believe that competency afforded me the opportunity to study at RAND. We can get skills from various institutions, but it is the habit and the way of thinking that truly differentiates people.