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While working for the National Economic Council I realized there’s nothing I’d rather do than work on economic policy, and that I needed a deeper understanding of economics to be able to develop effective policies to stimulate growth and employment, both in the U.S. and abroad. The MPA/ID Program provided that rigorous training from excellent professors. However, for me, the highlight of the Program has been learning from my classmates who have worked in similar positions all over the world. This summer in my internship at the IMF I am able to apply the macroeconomics I learned in the classroom and the lessons I have learned from my peers while working on the crisis in the euro zone. The MPA/ID Program is unique in its rigor and the diverse perspectives and experiences that students bring to the classroom, both of which I know will be invaluable moving forward.
Before enrolling in the MPA/ID Program, Sarah served as a Fulbright fellow in Ghana, a business analyst with McKinsey & Company, a research associate at Brookings, and as Policy Advisor at the National Economic Council in the White House.