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Jacqueline Han '14
Political Science

Jacqueline Han

I am majoring in Political Science and minoring in Energy Studies to further my interest in going into energy policy. Coming to MIT, I honestly thought I would end up in engineering. What this major has made me realize, however, is that political science is essentially engineering for nations. To me, political science is multi-disciplinary, requiring an understanding of many diverse subjects to realize the immense scope of the field. These ideas really appeal to me as someone eager to engineer solutions to pressing national and international problems that cannot be solved by individuals. With regards to energy policy, I see no way for a country to overcome its imminent energy concerns – both real and imagined – without well-informed and holistic solutions that recognize the need for quick but calculated actions. I find these qualities to be lacking in energy policy today, and I hope to work towards filling those gaping holes in the national agenda.

The political science department here at MIT provides the perfect environment for me – small and intimate but with all the resources of the graduate program. The professors and TA's engage the students in a way I do not find in many of my other classes. I am very excited to spend the next few years here and discover what it has in store for me.

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