Post-Graduate Data

Public Policy

Housed in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, the concentration in public policy is organized around the interdisciplinary and comparative study of human societies, but with a particular focus on the rules and norms by which we govern ourselves. The concentration is grounded in the analysis of pressing social problems and the design, implementation, and evaluation of better policies and practices. This commitment to using knowledge to improve the life chances of people who occupy different positions of wealth and power, and who have competing and contentious ideas of about the common good, makes public policy a value-laden and political enterprise that is as much an art as it is a science. It is also a team sport that requires players with different skills and talents to work together across a wide variety of settings.

Students will learn how social, economic, and political issues become the object of public policy, how policy decisions are crafted, made and implemented, as well as different strategies for evaluating their impact. The concentration draws its instructors from a wide variety of disciplines and offers students opportunities for engaged scholarship at the local, national, and global levels. With the support of the advisory team, students develop their own curriculum of study, integrating core courses with electives, internships, independent research, and a capstone experience. The Public Policy concentration will only accept new declarations through the class of 2023. Students in any class year can learn more about the new concentration in International and Public Affairs: Policy and Governance Track.

Here's what concentrators from the classes of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018, reported they were doing in their first year after graduation.



  • 2018 Corps Member/ History Teacher, Teach for America
  • Assistant Paralegal, Fragomen
  • Business Development Intern, Group SJR
  • Compliance Analyst, D.E. Shaw & Co.
  • Consultant, Simon-Kucher & Partners
  • Credit Analyst, S&P Global
  • Data and Policy Analyst, Acumen, LLC
  • Deputy Director, Disability Council, Democratic National Committee
  • Digital Producer and Writer, The Washington Post
  • Founder, Operations Manager, TextUp
  • Government and Public Services Analyst, Deloitte
  • Grants Associate, Drug Policy Alliance
  • Growth Marketing Analyst, Ampush
  • Helpline Associate, Legal Information for Families Today
  • High School Math Teacher, Providence Country Day School
  • Investment Analyst, Guggenheim Partners
  • Legal Analyst, Goldman Sachs
  • Management Development, McMaster-Carr Supply Company
  • Marketing Analyst, BlackRock
  • Paralegal, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
  • Policy Associate, J-PAL North America
  • Political Assistant, Independent Expenditure, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • Research Analyst, Magellan Research Group
  • Research Associate, NERA Economic Consulting
  • Social Media Associate, ACLU
  • State Government Affairs Analyst, American Financial Services Association
  • Talent Intelligence Associate, Google
  • Vice President of Organizing, The Impact Project

Graduate School

  • Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, MA, Economics of Public Policy
  • Brown University, MPA, Public Affairs
  • Brown University, MPA, Public Affairs
  • Cass Business School, MBA, Business
  • Harvard University, JD
  • Stanford University, JD
  • University of Antwerp, Masters, Management



  • Corps Member (Memphis Rise Academy Teacher), Teach for America
  • Development and Communications Coordinator, OpenDoors RI
  • Field Organizer, Mobilize 2020
  • Freelance Editor, American and Ethnic Studies, Brown University
  • Journalist, CNNPolitics
  • Marketing Analyst, Municipal Employee Retirement System of Michigan
  • Millennial Public Policy Fellow¬†, New America
  • Program Assistant, Friends' Committee on National Legislation
  • Program Associate, Community Catalyst
  • Program Manager, Microsoft Corp.
  • Research Assistant - Center for Education Policy Analysis, Stanford University
  • Research Assistant, Keybridge Research
  • Senior Management and Methods Analyst, Office of Regulatory Reform
  • Strategic Engagement Fellow, American Constitution Society

Graduate School

  • MPA



  • Analyst, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, The Walt Disney Company
  • Analyst, Education Resource Strategies
  • Analyst, The Blackstone Group
  • Asset Management Analyst, J.P. Morgan
  • Associate Consultant, The Bridgespan Group
  • Business Analyst, Cartesian
  • Immigration Paralegal, Clark Lau LLC
  • Pro Bono Case Manager, Philadelphia VIP
  • Research Assistant, Economics Department, London School of Economics
  • Researcher, Climate and Development Lab
  • State Representative, Massachusetts General Court

Graduate School

  • Columbia University Law School, JD
  • Harvard University Law School, JD
  • The University of Wisconsin-Madison, La Follette School of Public Affairs, MPA, Public Affairs


  • Fulbright Scholarship