Graduate Associates

  • Ryan Klaus

    Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Ryan studied finance and poverty studies at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to Princeton, he worked as an Innovative Finance Analyst for YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, where he had exposure to many of the organization’s vast array of issue areas, including economic empowerment, early childhood education, sexual violence support, housing and homelessness, and mental health and wellness.

  • Justine Yu

    Justine is an MPA student studying economics and public policy at the School of Public and International Affairs. After earning her B.A. in Cognitive Science and Political Economy from U.C. Berkeley, Justine worked as a behavioral science and social policy researcher at MDRC, a non-profit social policy research firm. At MDRC, she evaluated large-scale government and non-profit programs using randomized controlled trials and provided technical assistance to federal, state, and local government agencies and non-profit organizations.

  • James O'Donnell

    Jimmy is an MPA student at the School of Public and International Affairs. Originally from Massachusetts, he attended Villanova University where he earned his B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Jimmy’s senior thesis explored the relationship between union density and U.S. wage inequality during the late 20th century. Upon graduation, he received a Fulbright research grant and moved to Finland to study their basic income experiment.

  • Gregory Kearney

    Gregory Kearney is currently an MPA 1 Field IV Masters candidate at Princeton University's School of International and Public Affairs.  Prior to attending Princeton, he was a research analyst at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (2018-19 & 2020-21) and a research economist at the Council of Economic Advisers at the White House (2019-20).

  • Daniel Vonarburg

    Dan is an MPA student at the School of Public and International Affairs. Born in Boston and raised in both Switzerland and central New Jersey, he pursued his undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan, earning a B.S. in economics and German with a minor in statistics. Before coming to Princeton, Dan served as a bank examiner at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), where he worked to examine emerging financial risks and assess compliance with Federal regulations in banks across the country.

  • Haley Lemieux

    Originally from Gaithersburg, Maryland, Haley attended the University of Oxford and graduated in 2017 with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics. Upon graduating, she served as a Data and Evaluation AmeriCorps VISTA with the San Antonio Eastside Promise Zone, where she built capacity for the Promise Zone to evaluate and monitor its community impact and provided analysis for the designation of Opportunity Zones.

  • Patrick Ryan

    Pat earned his B.S. in Economics and Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University. After graduation, he moved to Washington, D.C. and joined the Public Financial Management division of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). At the IMF, Pat worked with finance ministries across the globe on a wide range of public finance and fiscal policy issues. He developed new methodologies and analytical models to assess risks to government finances.

  • George Brady

    George is a strategy leader and social entrepreneur dedicated to public service in pursuit of an equitably prosperous society.  He comes to Princeton from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he was the Senior Manager of Corporate Strategy and Performance Management, directly supporting senior leadership in the seamless execution of the Bank’s mission, developing value-add solutions to complex financial, technological, and organizational challenges.  Prior to the Fed, George held impactful corporate strategy positions in the Energy and Commercial Real

  • Juan Pablo Alvarez Enríquez

    Juan Pablo Alvarez Enriquez is an MPA candidate at the School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA) at Princeton University. He previously completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Mexico City. Before joining SPIA, Juan Pablo worked for four years at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Mexico, coordinating an innovative program to integrate refugees into the local economy. At UNHCR Mexico, he was a pioneer in advocating for financial inclusion for refugees.

  • Daniel Lyng

    Daniel Lyng is a PhD student affiliated with the Princeton Department of Politics. He studies international political economy, focusing on the intersection of private governance, financial markets, and international politics. Prior to joining Princeton, Daniel worked for the World Bank on trust fund programs supporting sustainable development. He earned a B.A. from the George Washington University in 2018.




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