The staff of the Admissions Office is happy to answer questions prospective applicants have, but another great way to learn about HKS is to interact directly with students. The HKS Student Ambassadors program provides the opportunity for prospective students to communicate with current students. If you are a prospective student with questions simply visit this form and fill in your information.
Please do understand that responses may not always be immediate. Our students are committed to their academic, professional, and personal growth and thus it can take some time for ambassadors to respond to requests.
The HKS Student Ambassadors program is chaired by two students each year and Phoebe Kotlikoff (just starting the second year of her MPP program) is a co-chair this year. Phoebe composed the entry below. In a future entry we will feature the second co-chair, Deng Majok Chol.
Hello HKS prospective students!
My name is Phoebe Kotlikoff and I grew up in Ithaca, New York - home of Cornell University, the Finger Lakes, delicious maple syrup, and winters more frigid and everlasting than Boston’s. Before coming to HKS I was a student at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis Maryland. I came to the Kennedy School as a brand new naval officer straight out of “college.” I am halfway through the MPP program in the IGA track. This summer I have been working for the International Atomic Energy Agency as an intern in the Nuclear Power Technology Development Section. I have been incorporating non-proliferation language into documents for countries interested in starting new nuclear energy programs.
I am very excited to be a part of the newly named HKS Student Ambassadors program. As a coordinator, I will be matching up prospective students who plan to visit campus (you!) with awesome, energetic, and informative HKS students with similar interests. In order to sign up, please click here. We are also looking forward to answering any questions you might have about classes at HKS, life as a student, what it’s like to live in Cambridge, or anything else that comes to mind.
Since HKS students are spread out all across the globe during the summer with varying access to email, don’t worry if it takes some time to get a response. Can’t wait to hear from you!
Phoebe Kotlikoff, MPP ‘15