Students

Class of 2020

  • Alexa Breyfogle

    Alexa Breyfogle

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Leawood, KS
    Policy Interest: Trade Policy

  • Ryan DelGaudio

    Ryan DelGaudio

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
    Policy Interest:

  • Miku Fujita

    Miku Fujita

    School: Engineering
    Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
    Policy Interest: Health Care Policy

  • Natasha Gupta

    Natasha Gupta

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Naperville, IL
    Policy Interest: Trade Policy

  • Max Hammer

    Max Hammer

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: Westport, CT
    Policy Interest: Environmental/Energy Policy

  • Andrew Howard

    Andrew Howard

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Great Falls, VA
    Policy Interest:

  • Shoshanna Israel

    Shoshanna Israel

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Maple Glen, PA
    Policy Interest:

  • Cameron Ittner

    Cameron Ittner

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Wayne, PA
    Policy Interest: Fiscal Policy

  • Tyler Knox

    Tyler Knox

    School: Wharton, College
    Hometown: Campbell Hall, NY
    Policy Interest: Innovation and Technology Policy

  • Zach Koslowski

    Zach Koslowski

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: Cornwall, PA
    Policy Interest: Trade and Foreign Policy

  • Celina Lin

    Celina Lin

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Wilmington, NC
    Policy Interest: Health Care Policy

  • Louis Lin

    Louis Lin

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: Merrick, NY
    Policy Interest: Education and Health Care Policy

  • Feyi Makinde

    Feyi Makinde

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
    Policy Interest:

  • Rae Peterson

    Rae Peterson

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Lexington, MI
    Policy Interest: Trade Policy

  • Olivia Podos

    Olivia Podos

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: New Haven, CT
    Policy Interest:

  • Jay Vaingankar

    Jay Vaingankar

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: East Windsor, NJ
    Policy Interest: Urban Policy

  • Varun Vallbhaneni

    Varun Vallbhaneni

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Gahanna, OH
    Policy Interest:

  • Stephanie Wu

    Stephanie Wu

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Sydney, Australia
    Policy Interest: Trade & Foreign Policy

Class of 2019

  • Stephanie Aliaga

    Stephanie Aliaga

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Irvine, CA
    Policy Interest: Economic Policy

  • Lauren Anders

    Lauren Anders

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: St. Louis, MO
    Policy Interest: Technology and Innovation Policy

  • Jordan Dewar

    Jordan Dewar

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Takoma Park, MD
    Policy Interest: Health Care

  • Jeffery Gao

    Jeffery Gao

    School: College of Arts and Sciences
    Hometown: Coquitlam, BC
    Policy Interest: Technology

  • Radhika Gupta

    Radhika Gupta

    School: Wharton, College
    Hometown: Marlboro, NJ
    Policy Interest: Health Care

  • Geeta Minocha

    Geeta Minocha

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Ocala, Florida
    Policy Interest: Health Care

  • Prakash Mishra

    Prakash Mishra

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Marvin, NC
    Policy Interest: Urban Policy

  • Kevin Myers

    Kevin Myers

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: Shillington, PA
    Policy Interest: Income Inequality Policy

  • Nile Nwogu

    Nile Nwogu

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI
    Policy Interest: Fiscal and Education

  • Chris Painter

    Chris Painter

    School: Engineering
    Hometown: Maplewood, NJ
    Policy Interest: Technology

  • Julia Pan

    Julia Pan

    School: College of Arts and Sciences
    Hometown: Boston, MA
    Policy Interest: Technology

  • Rachel Pomerantz

    Rachel Pomerantz

    School: College of Arts & Sciences
    Hometown: Matthews, NC
    Policy Interest: Monetary Policy

  • Rebecca Taichman

    Rebecca Taichman

    School: College of Arts and Sciences
    Hometown: Narbeth, PA
    Policy Interest: Fiscal Policy

Class of 2018

  • Megha Agarwal

    Megha Agarwal

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: San Francisco, CA
    Policy Interest: Innovation and Technology Policy

    What unique opportunities has the Public Policy Research Scholars program afforded you?

    “When I made the decision to spend a summer in Washington, D.C., I was apprehensive. An internship at the White House and work in the public sector did not fit into my plan of entering the corporate world. As it turns out, stepping out of my self-imposed comfort zone was one of the best decisions I could have made.”

  • Tanner Bowen

    Tanner Bowen

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Louisa, KY
    Policy Interest: Education

    What attracted you to the Public Policy Research Scholars program?

    “At Wharton, I am considering doing concentrations in Business Economics & Public Policy and Legal Studies & Business Ethics. I thought these opportunities were great in themselves, but once I found out about the PPRS program, I knew that this would be an excellent learning opportunity to take my public policy interests to the next level.”

  • Christian Butts

    Christian Butts

    School: Wharton
    Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ
    Policy Interest: Fiscal and Trade Policy

    What do you want to do in the future?

    “While my Wharton studies are geared towards understanding how to encourage growth among developing nations, the PPRS program can allow me to work alongside scholars in the fields of international development and trade law that can make my time at Penn even more fruitful and allow me to view my path with more context.”

  • Erin Hartman

    Erin Hartman

    School: Nursing
    Hometown: Medford, NJ
    Policy Interest: Health Care

    What attracted you to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?

    “Nursing gives me clinical experience; PPRS gives me the language in which to translate the issues and inadequacies that I find in the health care field into policy.”

  • Yana Kaplun

    Yana Kaplun

    School: Wharton, College of Arts and Sciences
    Hometown: Sterling, VA
    Policy Interest: Fiscal Policy and Infrastructure

  • Shawn Srolovitz

    Shawn Srolovitz

    School: Engineering
    Hometown: Manalapan, NJ
    Policy Interest: Education

    What inspired you to be a Public Policy Research Scholar?

    “PPRS is an outlet for me to explore my interests in education policy. As I have only ever participated in biomedical research, PPRS will help me to apply my research skills in a completely new realm, as well as teach me new techniques that will help me to solve some of the biggest problems with education in the United States.”

  • Emily Zhen

    Emily Zhen

    School: Wharton, College of Arts and Sciences
    Hometown: Naperville, IL
    Policy Interest: Health Care

    What interests you about the public policy research scholars program?

    “The Public Policy Research Scholars program bridges my interests in healthcare and business.
    Ultimately, I want to start my own healthcare management company and provide quality healthcare to communities in need.”

PENN WHARTON PPI
RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT:

  • <h3>MapStats</h3><p> A feature of FedStats, MapStats allows users to search for <strong>state, county, city, congressional district, or Federal judicial district data</strong> (demographic, economic, and geographic).</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/" target="_blank">http://www.fedstats.gov/mapstats/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>The World Bank Data (U.S.)</h3><p><img width="130" height="118" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image484 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/130/height/118/484_world-bank-logo.rev.1407788945.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1406" data-max-h="1275"/>The <strong>World Bank</strong> provides World Development Indicators, Surveys, and data on Finances and Climate Change.</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states" target="_blank">http://data.worldbank.org/country/united-states</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>National Center for Education Statistics</h3><p><strong><img width="400" height="80" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/400/height/80/479_nces.rev.1407787656.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image479 lw_align_right" data-max-w="400" data-max-h="80"/>The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education in the U.S. and other nations.</strong> NCES is located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences. NCES has an extensive Statistical Standards Program that consults and advises on methodological and statistical aspects involved in the design, collection, and analysis of data collections in the Center. To learn more about the NCES, <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/about/" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p> Quick link to NCES Data Tools: <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/datatools/index.asp?DataToolSectionID=4</a></p><p> Quick link to Quick Tables and Figures: <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/quicktables/</a></p><p> Quick link to NCES Fast Facts (Note: The primary purpose of the Fast Facts website is to provide users with concise information on a range of educational issues, from early childhood to adult learning.): <a href="http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/" target="_blank">http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/#</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>HUD State of the Cities Data Systems</h3><p><strong><img width="200" height="200" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image482 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/200/height/200/482_hud_logo.rev.1407788472.jpg 3x" data-max-w="612" data-max-h="613"/>The SOCDS provides data for individual Metropolitan Areas, Central Cities, and Suburbs.</strong> It is a portal for non-national data made available through a number of outside institutions (e.g. Census, BLS, FBI and others).</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/socds.html" target="_blank">http://www.huduser.org/portal/datasets/socds.html</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Internal Revenue Service: Tax Statistics</h3><p><img width="155" height="200" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/155/height/200/486_irs_logo.rev.1407789424.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image486 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/155/height/200/486_irs_logo.rev.1407789424.jpg 2x" data-max-w="463" data-max-h="596"/>Find statistics on business tax, individual tax, charitable and exempt organizations, IRS operations and budget, and income (SOI), as well as statistics by form, products, publications, papers, and other IRS data.</p><p> Quick link to <strong>Tax Statistics, where you will find a wide range of tables, articles, and data</strong> that describe and measure elements of the U.S. tax system: <a href="http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2" target="_blank">http://www.irs.gov/uac/Tax-Stats-2</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>The Penn World Table</h3><p> The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 189 countries/territories for some or all of the years 1950-2010.</p><p><a href="https://pwt.sas.upenn.edu/php_site/pwt71/pwt71_form.php" target="_blank">Quick link.</a> </p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Congressional Budget Office</h3><p><img width="180" height="180" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/180/380_cbo-logo.rev.1406822035.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image380 lw_align_right" data-max-w="180" data-max-h="180"/>Since its founding in 1974, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has produced independent analyses of budgetary and economic issues to support the Congressional budget process.</p><p> The agency is strictly nonpartisan and conducts objective, impartial analysis, which is evident in each of the dozens of reports and hundreds of cost estimates that its economists and policy analysts produce each year. CBO does not make policy recommendations, and each report and cost estimate discloses the agency’s assumptions and methodologies. <strong>CBO provides budgetary and economic information in a variety of ways and at various points in the legislative process.</strong> Products include baseline budget projections and economic forecasts, analysis of the President’s budget, cost estimates, analysis of federal mandates, working papers, and more.</p><p> Quick link to Products page: <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products" target="_blank">http://www.cbo.gov/about/our-products</a></p><p> Quick link to Topics: <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/topics" target="_blank">http://www.cbo.gov/topics</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED®)</h3><p><strong><img width="180" height="79" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/79/481_fred-logo.rev.1407788243.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image481 lw_align_right" data-max-w="222" data-max-h="97"/>An online database consisting of more than 72,000 economic data time series from 54 national, international, public, and private sources.</strong> FRED®, created and maintained by Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, goes far beyond simply providing data: It combines data with a powerful mix of tools that help the user understand, interact with, display, and disseminate the data.</p><p> Quick link to data page: <a href="http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/tags/series" target="_blank">http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/tags/series</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>National Bureau of Economic Research (Public Use Data Archive)</h3><p><img width="180" height="43" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/43/478_nber.rev.1407530465.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image478 lw_align_right" data-max-w="329" data-max-h="79"/>Founded in 1920, the <strong>National Bureau of Economic Research</strong> is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.</p><p> Quick Link to <strong>Public Use Data Archive</strong>: <a href="http://www.nber.org/data/" target="_blank">http://www.nber.org/data/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>USDA Nutrition Assistance Data</h3><p><img width="180" height="124" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image485 lw_align_right" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/180/height/124/485_usda_logo.rev.1407789238.jpg 3x" data-max-w="1233" data-max-h="850"/>Data and research regarding the following <strong>USDA Nutrition Assistance</strong> programs are available through this site:</p><ul><li>Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) </li><li>Food Distribution Programs </li><li>School Meals </li><li>Women, Infants and Children </li></ul><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics" target="_blank">http://www.fns.usda.gov/data-and-statistics</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>NOAA National Climatic Data Center</h3><p><img width="200" height="198" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image483 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/200/height/198/483_noaa_logo.rev.1407788692.jpg 3x" data-max-w="954" data-max-h="945"/>NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation’s treasure of <strong>climate and historical weather data and information</strong>.</p><p> Quick link to home page: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/</a></p><p> Quick link to NCDC’s climate and weather datasets, products, and various web pages and resources: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/quick-links</a></p><p> Quick link to Text & Map Search: <a href="http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/" target="_blank">http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cdo-web/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>
  • <h3>Federal Aviation Administration: Accident & Incident Data</h3><p><img width="100" height="100" alt="" src="/live/image/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg" class="lw_image lw_image80 lw_align_left" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/4/width/100/height/100/80_faa-logo.rev.1402681347.jpg 3x" data-max-w="550" data-max-h="550"/>The NTSB issues an accident report following each investigation. These reports are available online for reports issued since 1996, with older reports coming online soon. The reports listing is sortable by the event date, report date, city, and state.</p><p> Quick link: <a href="http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/" target="_blank">http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/</a></p><p>See all <a href="/data-resources/">data and resources</a> »</p>