Policy Student Government—DEI and First Generation Rep., Nausheen Rajan, MPA ’22

Nausheen Rajan
Oct 01 2020
By Graduate Admissions Office

Why did you choose the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs for your MPA?
 
"I choose the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs because as an aspiring policymaker, I know that SPIA will best prepare me with the analytic tools and skills to foster effective bottom-up approaches to urban development in cities that need them the most - here in the United States and abroad.
 
As a first-generation student and Muslim woman, I want to be able to effectively lead and serve in the communities I am fortunate enough to be in.
 
SPIA is the best place for me to grow my confidence as a future public servant and as a student. The SPIA community brings together students, faculty, and staff that are whole-heartedly dedicated to the betterment of society on a day-to-day basis, coming from all walks of life.
 
I cannot imagine a better place to both intellectually challenge myself and be met with a supportive community to help me think through complex policy issues facing our world today."

 
Picture courtesy Nausheen, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.