Bushouse will use the grant from the UMass Amherst Office of Research Development for her project Philanthropy, Advocates and Child Policy in the United States.
"The School of Public Policy taught me how to look at policy through a broad lens, rather than in a specific area. Aspects of public policy can be found in just about any field, discipline, or topic."
"Remember that public policy is a tool to help us understand our society. Don’t just take what you learn at face value—let it teach you how to combat racism, sexism, xenophobia, and transphobia and advocate for those around you."
The article, published at The Conversation, considers how the Trump administration's definition of the concept appears to vary from that of the Founding Fathers.
"I didn’t come into the School of Public Policy with strict goals; I just knew I wanted to make the world a better place, and the program was able to support that. My MPPA prepared me to be a successful professional in the social-change field."
The School of Public Policy and Sociology professor spoke to Connecting Point about her research on the persistent wage gaps between women with and without children.