My name is Kenzie King and I will be graduating from the EMAP program in 2023! I am from eastern Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Geology, minor in Business Administration and certificate in Environmental Literacy. Growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a scientist, so during my undergraduate years, I spent most of my time in the lab working with professors and graduate students on their research projects. I also spent a lot of time volunteering for the local Sierra Club. Doing these alongside each other helped me begin to see the gap between science and policy and that’s when I found the EMAP program. The program is unique in the way that it approaches this gap by providing chemical knowledge as well as knowledge on how to create effective policy.
For me, there is so much to love about the EMAP program on a surface level (i.e., the internship, curriculum, location, flexibility), but these traits combined with the diversity of the students makes this program one-of-a-kind and such a great opportunity that I’m proud to have the chance to take part in.
My favorite part of applying to the program was connecting with students and faculty to hear everyone’s stories, so please feel free to reach out to me with any questions (whether it be about the program, Georgetown or DC in general)! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to hearing from you soon!