Sarah Nadeau '19, '20G
Current position: Account Executive, Spitfire Strategies
Past positions: New Hampshire Field Assistant and National Investment Assistant for Pete Buttigieg for America; Field Organizer for Amy McGrath for Kentucky
Carsey Degree: Master in Public Policy
- Graduate of The Washington Center (TWC) program at UNH, Class of 2019 | TWC internship with the Department of Commerce
- Winant Fellowship alum, 2019 | Interned with the Central NH Bike Coalition
"Be eager to learn and discover what issue areas you are passionate about. Say 'Yes!' to every opportunity – you never know where it'll take you."
Can you share what your capstone and/or internship experience with the Carsey School was like?
My capstone project, titled "How Affordable Access to Assistive Technology Can Improve Labor Market Participation," provided the opportunity to research, analyze, and work with experts in this field to bring down the costs of technology for people with disabilities. This experience provided me the opportunity to enhance my policy analysis skills and develop a policy proposal that would help end this financial burden, which so many individuals face.
Can you describe your most valuable takeaway from your master's program?
The MPP program provided the opportunity to learn from experts in the public policy and political communications field. This program offered me the skills and training I needed to be a successful policy analyst, advisor, and strategist for politics and policy.
What are some career goals you have for yourself?
I look forward to using my experience in campaigns, launching my career in political communications, and continuing to advocate and work on progressive policies on the national stage.
What advice do you have for people considering a graduate degree from the Carsey School?
Be eager to learn and discover what issue areas you are passionate about. As you learn from experts across the public policy field, continue to seek out opportunities to get involved.
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