BA '15 - Ethics, Public Policy, and International Development
Julie-Ann chose Gallatin because the school afforded her the opportunity to build a core foundation at NYU’s College of Arts and Science and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, fusing her varied interests under Gallatin’s interdisciplinary umbrella. The summer after her freshman year, Julie-Ann served as an intern at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kingston, Jamaica. There, she developed a research report on Michael Porter’s theory of competitive advantage and constructed a master matrix of the government’s policy commitments in order to look at ethical governance. She observed that many of the foreign direct investments coming into the country were financed by the Chinese government.
As a direct consequence of her first internship, Julie-Ann studied in China to learn more about its relationships in the global community. In the spring of 2013, she served as Gilman Scholar and Banco Santander Scholar at NYU in Shanghai. In China, Julie-Ann served as a Reach the World Travel Correspondent, a post that allowed her to exchange information with a class of students in NYC about her study abroad experience. Additionally, she interned with the Shanghai branch of the Global Health and Education Foundation. She was awarded a Gallatin Dean’s Award for Summer Research to explore the ways in which US non-governmental organizations can contribute to Chinese civil society. During the summer of 2014, she interned in Washington, DC at the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, where one of her projects included presenting economic best practice models to Central Asia’s foreign delegation. Upon graduation, Julie has signed to work for Accenture, where she will be in the in Management Consulting Development Program, aligned to the Health & Public Service division.