"My degree has opened a lot of doors for me in a variety of fields ranging from fundraising and development to internet policy to communications and marketing. To me, versatility is the greatest value I have received from my degree."
School of Public Policy Professor Charlie Schweik and graduate student Dillon Coutinho recently introduced a group of students from the United Arab Emirates to the “makerspace” concept of collective problem-solving.
The workshop, to take place August 1 and 2 in Washington, DC, will consider how sustainable diets influence dietary patterns, the food system, and population and public health.
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."