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Monica Pech (MPA ’18)

Monica  Pech

Prior degree received:
B.S., University of California, Berkeley

Most recent position:
Senior Realty Specialist, US General Services Administration

Current Professional Experience
“As a Senior Realty Specialist at US General Services Administration, I am responsible for leading project teams in the planning and execution of real estate projects for landholding Federal Agencies.  I also advise clients on compliance with real property, environmental and historic law and coordinate with local governments, communities, and congressional offices on sensitive and controversial land issues.”

Investment Towards My Future
“Goldman School of Public Policy has an excellent academic reputation and faculty. Since this was an investment towards my future, I wanted to immerse myself in a challenging learning environment at a selective school that provides high quality education with high caliber students. GSPP has exceeded my expectations.  The 1 year program is rigorous but exactly what I was looking for in providing the flexibility to continue working.”

How I Made The Decision Now Was Time For An Advanced Degree
“There is never a perfect time as a working professional to start an advanced degree program. After researching MPA programs for several years, I decided that now was the time to stop deliberating and to commit to learning towards making contributions in the policy areas that I care about. With the Berkeley MPA’s flexible schedule, I’ve been able to begin the journey towards earning my masters degree while balancing a full time job.”

Learning New Skills To Advance My Public Leadership
“It is fundamentally essential for public leaders to be representative of the American public in order to successfully serve and lead public organizations. A MPA from the Goldman School enhances my professional credibility towards public leadership roles and equips me with strategic planning, program and policy implementation and change management tools to improve public organizations.”

Grow And Succeed As A Cohort
“Learning with and from a passionate and brilliant cohort is the best part of this program. Our cohort has experience from private, non-profit, local government, federal and international governments. Each perspective is unique which leads to lively class discussions and group work. Most importantly, everyone is supportive of each other to grow and succeed in the program.”

Last updated on 09/26/2018