Meet The 2018 Public Sector Data Science Interns

Meet The 2018 Public Sector Data Science Interns

The Public Sector Data Science Internship Program is an internship for rising juniors and seniors in the Glenn College and is a collaboration between the OERC, Glenn College and CHRR. Students interested in exploring careers in policy research and evaluation receive instruction from Glenn Faculty and Staff on investigating policy problems through data analysis. The students are then partnered with a state agency in Columbus where they will work on a project for the Summer, culminating in a presentation of work at the end of the Summer! This year we have five interns working at five different state agencies on projects ranging from low-income housing to veterans affairs and education policy. We'll provide more updates on the internships as the Summer progresses! More information about the internship program can be found on the Glenn College page.

Meet the 2018 Interns

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Jarod Wade

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Jarod Wade is a rising senior from Cleveland, Ohio majoring in Public Policy Analysis at Ohio State’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Jarod is a passionate LGBTQ rights advocate and has dedicated time to create inclusive spaces for people with disabilities within the Residence Halls at Ohio State. He will be analyzing data for the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities office this summer to better understand employment disparities in Ohio.

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Stacy George

Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Stacy George is an incoming third year student from Canton, Ohio. At Ohio State, she is studying Public Policy through the John Glenn College of Public Affairs and Economics within the College of Arts and Sciences. Ms. George has a background in qualitative data research centered around the study of community identities within Ohio and abroad. This summer she will be analyzing data for The Ohio Housing Finance Agency to understand the effects of low-income housing on neighborhoods.

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Aaron Kelley

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

Aaron Kelley is a rising fourth year student at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, pursuing a double major in Public Management, Leadership, and Policy and Political Science, with a specialization in Political Analysis. He is originally from Akron, Ohio. This summer, Aaron will be working with the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, tracking the outcomes of various pathways taken by veterans in Ohio following their separation from the military.

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Natalie Hurst

Ohio Department of Education

Natalie Hurst is a rising senior in Ohio State’s Honors College studying Public Policy Analysis with a minor in Molecular Genetics. As a first-generation college student who grew up in a rural village with less than 1,000 people, Ms. Hurst is passionate about connecting fellow low-income and minority students with career and higher education opportunities. She currently holds roles at I Am My Brother’s Keeper-Columbus, the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, and the OSU Chapter of College Mentors for Kids. In the past, she has conducted stem cell research at Ohio State, Stanford, and Harvard University. She is exceedingly excited to conduct policy research at the Ohio Department of Education this summer studying the College Credit Plus program.

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Benjamin Stone

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Benjamin Stone is a rising senior majoring in Economics and Public Policy Analysis at Ohio State University. Born and raised in central Ohio, he has experience working as a research assistant on both the Education Governance and Accountability Project through the John Glenn College, and the Government Financial Health over Time Project through the Sociology Department in the College of Arts and Sciences. This summer, Benjamin will be interning with the Ohio Department of Higher Education as a data analytics intern to study the College Credit Plus program experience and how it impacts college enrollment and completion.