Jen Chaquette

Class Year: 
2014
Hometown: 
Warwick, RI
Other majors or minors: 
Political Science
Career/Career Ambitions: 

Figuring out how to make cities across the globe better places to live in, with a focus on development work and good governance.

How did majoring in urban studies prepare you for graduate school or your current work?: 

Rapid urbanization is one of the “mega-trends” of our time. More of the world’s people live in cities than in rural areas, and this trend is predicted to accelerate in the coming decades. Understanding urban areas, therefore, will only be more important in the future. The interdisciplinary nature of the Urban Studies major prepares graduates to enter a range of fields by understanding the world that we live in.

 

Awards: 
Dean’s List 2011-2012