Name: Peter Radu
Year: Second (MSW/MPP)
Policy Area of Concentration: social welfare, poverty, homelessness and mental illness
GSPP Graduation Year: 2016
Undergraduate School: Stanford University
Personal History: Previous work experience as a research assistant in a neuroeconomics lab at Stanford (2 years) and as a case manager for the chronically homeless in San Jose (2 years).
What attracted you to GSPP? GSPP offers the most rigorous quantitative training of the policy schools I looked at, a skill set I wanted to develop. The research on poverty and, until recently, homelessness was also a huge draw for me—it was clear that the faculty were engaging with the same issues I was struggling with as a case manager.