Renu Singh, Academic Director
Renu Singh is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Government at Georgetown University.
Her passion for teaching first brought her to MIT’s High School Summer Program in 2004 where she developed an international relations course on “World Affairs and the UN” for 50 students. She has also taught undergraduate introductory chemistry courses at UMass Amherst’s Learning Resource Center. As a Graduate Assistant Renu teaches 50 students each semester, thus far focusing on “Comparative Political Institutions,” “Elements of Political Theory,” “International Law,” and “United States Political Systems.” She has also been the instructor for Georgetown Summer’s “Trial by Jury” course and the International Law Institute.
Renu’s research focuses on bridging the worlds of science and policy together, which includes work on bioterrorism, health economics, comparative health policy, environmental policy, and global health diplomacy. Much of this work is inspired by her time working for Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the Bipartisan Policy Center in DC, for Helmholtz Zentrum Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich, and for the Environmental Investment Organization and LSE Enterprise in London.
Renu received a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also has a M.S. in Public Policy and Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.A. in Government from Georgetown.