Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
As an undergraduate student I studied sociology and economics completing a myriad of courses that explained how societies, communities, and essentially our lives are operated, organized, and funded. I paid keen attention to how policy directly influenced everyday life. I understood well before college that policy and funding played a huge role in how communities survive; afterall communities are often a microcosmic representations of the national economy.
Almost two years ago I was discharged from foster care, after twenty years of being a foster child I derived a a very unique and intricate perspective on what I now know as policy. Policy operated my life, from the homes I was placed in to the services that were rendered to me. Furthermore, I now understand how I can make a difference in the communities I was one apart of, through policy advocacy and legislation. This is what led me to pursue a Masters in Public Administration, to serve through policy.
Dareth from New York
Metropolitan College of New York