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Lucy Dadayan

Researching at Rockefeller

ppp Job Title:
Policy Analyst

Organization:
Rockefeller Institute of Government

Graduate:
MPA; Public Management, IT Strategy and Management, Fiscal Policy; 2002
State University of New York, Albany

Home Country:
Armenia


What do you enjoy about your job? What aspects of your job are the most exciting or interesting?
Most of all I enjoy having the ability to conduct research on all 50 states. It is truly exciting to look into, determine, and analyze the variations in different fiscal and public policy areas across different states. It also provides a vision of how state and local governments make decisions, and what and how they can learn from each other in order to do a better job in providing services to their citizens.

Why did you choose to pursue an MPA/MPP degree?
I chose to pursue my Master’s degree at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy primarily due to its reputation and ranking. Rockefeller College is constantly ranked among the top 10 best public affairs graduate schools in the U.S. I certainly think that the rankings reflect the College's true credibility since both of its Public Administration and Public Policy programs are designed to provide students with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to excel in their careers in policy analysis and public management.

How did you select your graduate school?
I chose to pursue an MPA due to my intrinsic interest in government organization.

How do you feel your MPA/MPP is helping you to make a difference?
The MPA program certainly made a significant impact on me personally, as a result of which I feel I am making a difference through my research and analysis on state and local fiscal policy at the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

How would you characterize your personality?
* Number cruncher * Persistent * Curious * Detail-oriented * Analytical *

Contact Lucy Dadayan with questions regarding her graduate experience:
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