I am presently working on a Master's degree in Public Administration at the National University of Singapore, and I expect to graduate with an A- GPA. Having taken the GREs a few years ago, I anticipate my new GRE scores to be no lower than 1,200. In addition, I have ten years of experience working in international organizations and NGOs doing technical assistance related to political development. In the last decade, I've lived and/or worked in Mexico, Singapore, East Timor, Iraq, Kosovo, Indonesia and Pakistan. I also speak Spanish and Indonesian, and could re-acquire Portuguese proficiency if the need arose.
My objective is to get into MIT's MCP degree in order to focus on infrastructure policy and planning in Asia-Pacific countries with a particular emphasis on Indonesia and on economic development. Provided that I can attain sufficiently high quantitative GRE scores, I hope to leverage my engineering BS by combining the MCP degree with the Sloan School's Master of Finance. The idea is to work in consulting firms, multi-lateral development banks or as an advisor to governments in the area of infrastructure finance.
Any thoughts, questions and comments on the basic road-map laid out above are welcomed.