Adrian Dahlin

“My passion for my hometown and its needs motivated me to study urban science.”

– Adrian Dahlin, MS Class of 17

After working at a graduate school of ecological landscape design in Massachusetts and running for City Council in Holyoke, Massachusetts last year, Adrian debated pursuing either an MBA or MPP for his graduate studies. He chose CUSP as a way to receive an education that applied to both business and politics, while also gaining data analysis skills.

“I wanted to gain more technical skills, and I ultimately chose CUSP because it was more innovative and forward thinking than any of the other programs I was considering. CUSP seemed more challenging and mission-driven than business school and more data-driven than a policy degree.”

Following his degree, Adrian hopes to return to Massachusetts and apply his learnings as a consultant to small- and medium-sized cities.