Careers in Public Policy
Family Research Council
Washington, District of Columbia
Guest Lecturer in Political Theory and Philosophy
William Jessup University
MPP, Pepperdine University, 2003
Double Specialization: American Politics and International Relations
BA, Intercultural Studies, Prairie Bible College, 2001
At Pepperdine I not only learned the "how" of public policy, but also the "why." We grappled with the ideas of justice and virtue and learned how to make good policies and laws. I have taken this experience - kindled with passion to live a life of purpose, service, and leadership - to Sacramento to help state and local governments perform better and at times reevaluate their purpose and way of doing things.
But I went further still: I went to the Middle East, where I worked alongside the Iraqi people as they learned how to participate in their dearly purchased freedom. I helped them as they sought to identify problems in their districts and neighborhoods and subsequently implement solutions to those problems. Now that I am home again, I am looking forward to taking all of these experiences back into the classroom where I might spark the imagination of others who desire to do justice and love mercy.