Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
It would enable to me to lay the foundation to become an international human rights attorney. I want to serve others in a conscious and sustainable way. I do not want to be a voice for the marginalized, I want to be a part of their path to finding a voice. As an American, I can never truly comprehend what it means to be a Venezuelan refugee fleeing a failed state or to be a Uighur Muslim in a Chinese reeducation camp. However, through my graduate degree, I will develop the technical skills needed to help marginalized people navigate the necessary channels to make their voices heard By being an international human rights attorney, I would contribute to the shaping of international policy. I need to ensure that any positive change that would result from my work will last beyond me and is sustainable. I want to contribute to a more egalitarian world; however, I do not want to be the central focus of that movement. By earning my graduate degree in International Policy and Development, I will learn how to shape international policy in an effective way that benefits everyone and reduces inequality.
Thus, I want to promote my passion for social justice in a sustainable manner. Earning an MPA in International Policy and Development would allow me to be an effective attorney and to serve others in a way that is both conscious and capable.
Alexandra from Texas
Spring Hill College