Meet the 2022 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. More information about the internship program can be found on the Glenn College website.
Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
Tiana Stussie recently completed her bachelor's degree in Public Policy Analysis with a minor in Public Health and will be pursuing an additional minor in mathematics. Throughout her undergraduate career, she researched the role social and economic policies have on health outcomes. This summer Ms. Stussie will analyze the dynamics of the labor market by interning with OERC and the Department of Jobs and Family Services.
Ohio Department of Higher Education
Qiqi Ding is a fourth-year Economics major and Math minor from Zhejiang, China. She was a volunteer of AIESEC Cambodia and worked for the Cross-National Equivalent File on COVID-19 policy collection. This summer, Ms. Ding is interning with the OERC working on facility data for the Ohio Department of Higher Education.
Ohio Department of Education
Ian Montgomery is a third-year Economics Major and English Minor from Columbus, Ohio. He has previously worked in marketing at Sycamore Growth Group as well as in tax at Nationwide Insurance. In his free time, Mr. Montgomery enjoys being involved with fundraising efforts in Central Ohio. This summer he will be working with the Ohio Department of Education on a positive outliers project in conjunction with the OERC.
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Sarah Stouffer-Lerch is a fourth-year Public Policy Analysis major from Madison, Wisconsin, currently interning in OHFA’s Office of Housing Policy. Prior to her current role, Ms. Stouffer-Lerch has conducted research on historical housing policy at various cultural heritage institutions. She hopes to combine this experience with data-driven methodologies to create visualizations that help OHFA make better use of their data.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Evelyn Arrey is a second-year Ph.D. Fulbright Student from the ISE Department with an Industrial Engineering major. She is a faculty member at Universidad Catolica del Norte in Chile. In her past experience, she has worked as a research assistant, data analyst, and teacher assistant. Ms. Arrey is interning with the OERC this summer working with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.