Brody grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Houston, Texas to study sociology and history at Rice University. He quickly found a home amongst Houston’s diverse and down-to-earth community, and worked for a local law firm after graduation with plans to attend law school. However, after deciding to shift directions, Brody moved to China to refocus his personal and professional aspirations. He spent a year and a half teaching middle school English in Shenzhen’s outskirts, and teaching himself Chinese intensively in his spare time. During school breaks, he eagerly explored Southeast and East Asia.
At Georgetown, Brody intends to supplement his past education with coursework to build fluency in Chinese, develop a more robust understanding of Asia’s political and economic relations, and improve his economic and analytical skills. He holds a sincere interest in identity and migration issues, and seeks to learn more about fostering international cooperation to build economic prosperity and tackle transnational issues. Always fascinated by urban environments—not only on a cultural or experiential level, but also as a policy subject—Brody plans to focus on urbanization and sustainability issues. He hopes to discover the cooperative capabilities of public-private partnerships in managing these complex issues.
The MSFS program provides a unique environment in which to study international affairs. Its small class size builds intimate friendships and fosters a cooperative cohort while allowing students to utilize the expertise of professors. Its location gives students easy access to Washington D.C.’s invaluable resources while also providing some insulation so students can focus on developing their personal and professional networks and working towards the goals they have set for themselves. Georgetown’s unmatched reputation and resources mean that students have regular, substantive, personal access to top thinkers and practitioners.”
Weinrich, Brody. (2015). The Roads They Had Taken: Polish Jewish Refugees in the Soviet Union During World War II, Michigan Journal of History, 11(2), 245-276