Shomari Tate, a second year Master of Public Policy student, is passionate about social justice, urban development, and sustainability.
He is seeking a degree in public policy because he wants to directly influence change in urban communities and develop a robust understanding of effective policy implementation. He would love to work in Washington D.C., and describes it “as the mecca of the political arena”.
Previously, Shomari graduated from Michigan State University with a political science pre-law degree. In 2016, he worked on Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign.
Shomari’s capstone research topic for the MPP program centers on crafting a “policy recommendation, which would mandate police officers to obtain four-year college degrees before joining the police force.” His favorite part of the MPP program has been the hands-on approach to policy analysis and interpretation.