Jeremiah Grant, a first year MPP student, is passionate about enacting lasting change in underprivileged communities through public policy. Jeremiah, who goes by the nicknames of Jerry or JG, entered into the Master of Public Policy program at MSU this past fall because he believes there is a need for more efficient policymaking in underprivileged areas in the City of Detroit, as well as around the United States.
After graduation, Jerry is interested in pursuing a career in lobbying. He would like to live in Washington, D.C. and Durban, South Africa. Jerry explains, “Washington D.C. is the best place to be to enact the most change,” and that “Durban, South Africa is the most beautiful place I have been in my life, and I have made friends there that I will have for eternity, and the beach is amazing there!”
In the MPP program, Jerry is most looking forward to interacting with his diverse cohort and learning from everyone’s unique life experiences; he is especially curious in how policies have affected his fellow students and their families. Jerry is excited to learn new ways to approach old issues to enact greater positive change.
Outside of public policy, Jerry enjoys running, reading, fishing, golfing and spending time with family and friends.