Jeremy Bradon Rothschild


Undergraduate Degree:
PP&E Public Policy & Economics, European History at University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) (double major)

Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, economics, history, education and welfare policy, social and economic inequality, environmentalism, traveling, coffee.

Why the MAM-SSM program:
I chose MAMSSM after finding it while flicking through possible graduate degrees at SPU. My Dad went to SPU for his Master’s in teaching and teaching certifications in the 70’s. I looked at SPU at his behest, thinking I would be going into teaching as well. I applied to this program for its pace and focus on sustainability and goals towards benefiting society through business. I likely will not be going in to business management in the future, preferring public policy and government work, but am enjoying the business perspective on public policy.

Future Goals:
At the end of this program I will be moving to New York to work in public policy research with a non-profit political think tank. My focus policy subject will likely be education and family welfare policy, which were two of my focus areas during undergrad, the former being the subject of both of my capstone thesis papers. I am actually really excited about these possibilities and, while MAMSSM isn’t geared directly toward policy research, the experiences I am getting from this degree are definitely shaping me into the professional I need to be to succeed in public policy and politics. In 5-10 years, I expect to either be back to the Seattle area supporting elected officials in Washington, or furthering myself through another graduate degree. After that, who knows! You may eventually see my name on a ballot.

A unique story:
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a unique story. There aren’t many others like it that I know of.

Issue you are passionate about:
Education, Transit and Urban Development, Environmentalism, Climate Change, Income and Social Inequality, LGBT and Human rights. These are the issues that inspire me and get me fired up. Talk to any of my cohort members and they’ll tell you never to bring most of those up with me because I won’t stop talking. In fact, I think it’s wise I don’t start right now. If you want, you can read either my blog or read some of my papers on LinkedIn… if you can find me.

Favorite thing about Seattle:
COFFEE and the mountains. And the water. Seattle (and really the entire Puget Sound region) is easily one of the most beautiful areas in the world – trust me, I’ve traveled a bit, Washington is stunning. Having easy access to mountains for backpacking, the water for kayaking, and farmer’s markets for fresh and healthy food really make Seattle amazing. The fact that the air here is cleaner than most other places, the weather is never way too hot or way too cold, and it doesn’t actually rain that much, makes it one of the most comfortable places to live. This is also a foodie heaven. Finding amazing food to eat is a common favorite pastime for everyone here. Thank goodness for the hills and the mountains, otherwise we’d all be very overweight.

Favorite Quote:
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out.
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out.
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
-Martin Niemolle

The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.
― Dorothy Parker

MAMSSM's visit to Lenovo in Beijing
MAMSSM’s visit to Lenovo in Beijing

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