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Meet Victoria Prendergast, Current MPP Student

Program and area of focus: Master’s of Public Policy, focus is community development

Full time/part time: part-time

Where are you from: Chalfont, PA

Where do you live: Lansdale, PA

Where did you earn your bachelors and what did you study?

Bachelor’s of Science in Education Degree from Millersville University 2015. I studied specifically Secondary History Education.

What did you enjoy most about this experience?

I loved Millersville, as it is where I found out my passion, made lasting friendships, and learned to grow in moments of adversity.

What made you decide to attend the MPP program at Del Val?

I really wanted to make a difference on a grander scale than my school building, so I thought government in some form might be the answer! I wanted to stay local and found DelVal.

Has your career path inspired you to pursue further education? Or are you currently working in your desired field? 

I think I would like to get another master’s after this one, although not quite sure what that will be. I am currently living out my dream as a social studies teacher!

What do you plan to do after Del Val and/or what would be your ideal job?

After Del-Val I plan to continue teaching, however, I would like to get more involved with local government however I can. The plan is once I retire from education, to become an education lobbyist to further help my kiddos.

Best part of graduate school so far:

Honestly, I love the connections you can make with your professors. My undergrad had large classes, but here at DelVal, I feel like I am seen. Also, making friends that are all in the same boat as you are, and are such good people.

What are some of your hobbies/what do you like to do for fun outside of school?

I love to sing, play guitar, journal/blogging, and hanging out with my friends and family.

Favorite vegetable to eat or grow?

Probably my new found love for asparagus!

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