Undergraduate Associates

  • Kenneth Gonzalez Santibanez

    Department:  Woodrow Wilson School

    Research Interest:  Kenneth has a particular interest in the historical background that is so often neglected in the discussion of current events. Additionally, with the help of Policy Punchline, he  aids in the effort to expand discussion and intellectual in a wide array of different ideas and policy issues. He hopes to continue this effort with JRCPPF as an Undergraduate Associate.

    Hometown:  Mesquite, Texas

  • Sean Wang

    Department:  Economics

    Research Interest:  I have been interested in the field of economics and public policy since the beginning of high school when I started listening to podcasts on economics such as Planet Money. I really enjoy learning about these subjects as I feel like it gives me insights into understanding how society functions. I am fascinated when new findings from research ultimately results in new policies that make society more efficient/better.

    Hobbies:  I play jazz drums and I love to play sports!

  • Maxwell S. Chung

    Department:  Politics

    Certificate(s):  Woodrow Wilson School (History and the Practice of Diplomacy), East Asian Studies Department

  • Julie (Chengzhi) Fang

    Department: Economics

    Certificate(s): Math Track Economics/ Statistics and Machine Learning/ Humanistic Studies 

    Research Interest:  I am interested in trade and relations between U.S. and China. I also love learning about policy-making in the field of technology, such as cryptocurrency and Artificial Intelligence. As a lover of math and statistics, I am interested in how data science can be applied to policy-making.

  • Scott Overbey

    Department:  Economics

    Certificate(s):  Statistics/Machine Learning, Urban Studies, and Political Economy

    Research Interest:  Understanding why events happen in the world in addition to just recognizing what happens in the world both excites and motivates me in my studies, extracurricular activities, and career. I want to work in a career in economics, policy, and/or finance to continue working towards illuminating truth and using that truth to help other people however possible.

  • Alexander J. Cheng

    Department:  Operations Research and Financial Engineering

    Certificate(s):  Finance, Computer Science, & Statistics & Machine Learning

  • Samuel Lee

    Department:  Woodrow Wilson School

    Research Interest:  I am interested in all fields of public policy, but my main interests are economic and social policy. I am also fascinated by international development, and how political and economic forces interact in the global economy.

    Hobbies:  Write fiction, play on the Club Flag Football team, and am a staff writer for the Daily Princetonian

    Hometown:  Brooklyn, New York

  • Roopa Venkatraman

    Department:  Politics

    Certificate(s): Finance

    Research Interest:  I am interested in development economics, data science, and the intersection between technology and law. Specifically, I am interested in how government policy challenges constitutional precedence, especially in regards to data security and confidentiality.

    Hobbies:  Coxswain for Open Weight Women's Crew, running, reading

    Hometown:  Cranbury, NJ


  • Joshua Haile

    Department: Wilson School of Public & International Affairs

  • Jiangying Gao

    Department: Physics

    Certificate(s): Creative writing, French

    Research interest:  I'm interested in the financial impacts that changes in the Sino-American relationship could potentially bring forward. Because of my background in physics, I'm also especially interested in public policy in the scientific field. I'm excited to explore how the social and political aspect of decision making intertwines with technological advancements in modern society.


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