I am currently in my last semester of my undergraduate degree for a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. During the course of my degree, I have studied various aspects of sociology, taking part in classes than span topics such as poverty, racial injustices, gender relations, and human rights. The sociology department has also allowed me to expand and refine my writing and research skills, which are essential for my internship with the federal government. For the past two years, I have worked with a research group at the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Postal Service, a job that has given me invaluable experience and insight into public policy and research.
Being exposed to some of the most relevant social problems society faces today, along with my work in policy research, has inspired me to continue my education. I will be pursuing a Master of Science in Public Policy at the London School of Economics. In the future, I hope to use the knowledge of social problems that my sociology classes have afforded me in conjunction with my graduate degree in Public Policy. Ideally, I would like to work with an NGO or government organization in the research and creation of policy to address social problems.