I have been a graduate student and Tuition Scholar in the Political Science Department’s M.A. program. I began my studies at Villanova in 2011 after receiving a B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (2004), where my interest in social science research was sparked while working at ND’s Institute for Latino Studies, and an M.L.A from the University of Pennsylvania (2010), where I was employed as an analyst. In 2013, I entered the Political Science PhD program at Syracuse University.
I credit my experience at Villanova with enabling me to take this next step towards becoming a political science scholar. At Villanova, I focused my studies on comparative political economy and social welfare. Through challenging coursework and mentorship of the faculty, my experience in VU's M.A. program has helped me to refine my research interests and prepared me to perform the disciplined research required at the doctoral level. I thank Villanova for an invaluable opportunity to successfully pursue my academic and professional goals.
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