When I was young, I can remember being genuinely confused about so much of what I was seeing on the news. I wanted to do something to help people. As I grew and formed my identity and had new experiences, I found specific causes that resonated with me and I felt energized working for change. This ultimately led me to public policy.
I am motivated to affect positive change and work towards a more equitable society. I have never been a passive person and my MPA is providing me with the practical management and policy skills to implement solutions to challenging societal problems.
I have found a very welcoming community within the Glenn College and my cohort. With the insights and connections I am gaining, I feel prepared for a variety of different public service roles, specifically within nonprofit organizations that intentionally affect positive change and empower people within their communities.
I will consider my career to have been successful if I can look back and see that I have been able to make some form of meaningful, lasting, positive change.
Kennedy Romeo is a Master of Public Administration student. She is also a Quality Improvement Specialist for the Franklin County Office on Aging and a Membership Program Lead for After-School All-Stars Ohio.