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In a rapidly evolving world where discord and conflict dominate the public square, policymaking in the public interest is as hard as it has ever been. With 15 years of experience in social policy research, advocacy, and implementation, Brandon McKoy MCRP ‘13 delved into how he determined what drives his values and priorities, hoping to model how people can develop a career full of purpose and impact. He also discussed his experiences supporting robust democracy and effective public programs, and how they shaped his career of public-interest work. By pushing against conventional wisdom, maintaining a long-term view, and developing a solid professional and personal network to aid his efforts and reach his goals, he sought to help students and young alumni better understand how they can prepare for public oriented careers during times of incredible national strife and difficulty.