I’m a Master’s Student at the Harvard Kennedy School

Five days ago, I arrived in Boston with my life packed up in three bags, and thanks to Amazon, I had a mattress, sheets and towels waiting for me in the lobby of my student housing. After moving every year for the past 6 years (Atlanta, San Francisco, Nairobi, Bogota, NYC x2), it thankfully does not take me long to feel settled in a new place.



Within the first hour of arriving, I excitedly walked over to the Harvard Kennedy School building, where I will be spending much of the next two years completing a Master in Public Policy.


Through this program, I will take classes in economics, statistics, political science, leadership and management, and other economic development courses. I will have the privilege to meet former presidents, prime ministers, business leaders, diplomats from around the world. I will get the opportunity to learn about and discuss immigration, healthcare, education and other global issues. I will strengthen my voice and leadership skills. I will make friends with future global leaders, all “asking what they can do.”


I am determined to make the most of this incredible time, because it is an honor and privilege to be here. I worked hard to get here, and I am ready to work even harder while I am here. I will continue to challenge and grow myself  into the best person I can be – mentally, emotionally and physically.

I look forward to sharing what I learn through this 2-year program and from this new chapter in Boston!


5 thoughts on “I’m a Master’s Student at the Harvard Kennedy School

  1. Happy to hear that you are feeling settled in Boston are ready. I think you are in for in a incredible two years. It sounds like you are ready to devour all the opportunities that are put in front of years. So proud of you. Enjoy this new time in your life

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