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Devanshi is a junior majoring in International Relations, with a minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity. Devanshi participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington program in Fall 2012, where she interned at the US Department of State in the Office of the Secretary of State, under the Senior Adviser for Innovation. At the State Department, Devanshi worked on the 21st Century Statecraft initiative, leveraging modern technological tools for diplomacy. She wrote reports on internet and technology policies in North Africa and the Middle East and explored the ways in which governments could better practice transparency. During her quarter at SIW, Devanshi enjoyed the cultural trip to Charlottesville and Williamsburg, seeing “Fly!” at Ford’s Theater, and getting to know her State Department colleagues and SIW professors. If you would like to speak with Devanshi, please email her.
Ian is a junior majoring in Economics and International Relations with a primary concentration in Economic Development and a secondary concentration on East Asia. Ian participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program in Fall 2012, where he interned at the World Bank’s Chief Economist Office in the Development Impact Evaluation Initiative division (DIME). At DIME, Ian worked on several impact evaluation reports regarding malaria booster programs in Zambia, financial literacy programs in Brazil, and created a presentation on implementation science. During his quarter at SIW, Ian loved the cultural trips to Williamsburg, the play War Horse, doing reading for classes he cared about, and exploring different Washington opportunities with her fellow SIWers. Ian hopes to bring what he has learned from Washington eventually back home to Hong Kong and China in the hopes of bringing more equitable economic development and democratic governance. After Stanford, Ian plans to work in management consulting. If you would like to speak with Ian, please email him.
Lauren is a junior majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics; she is particularly interested in fiscal and economic policy. Lauren participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program in the Fall of 2012, and interned for the Senate Finance Committee. In her internship, she worked primarily with tax policy staff preparing and researching for the fiscal cliff negotiations. During BSIW, she loved exploring the countryside of Virginia, watching the presidential debates, standing on top of the Capitol dome, seeing Don Giovanni, and walking the city with friends. Her favorite place in D.C. is the Jefferson Memorial. If you would like to speak with Lauren, please email her.
James is a junior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in international relations. James participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington Program in Fall 2012, where he interned at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the National Security and International Affairs division. At OSTP, James worked on preparing policy analysis related to nuclear nonproliferation, cybersecurity, and critical infrastructure protection. He also worked on promoting innovation in U.S. technology policy, interfacing with programs such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and Presidential Innovation Fellows. His favorite memories of SIW include celebrating outside of the White House on election night, having nightly dinners with professors before class, and getting to know other college students who study in DC. If you would like to speak with James, please email him.
Ceslee is a junior majoring in Sociology, with a focus on healthcare delivery systems policy, management & innovation. Ceslee participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington program in Winter 2013, where she interned at the Health Resources & Services Administration- Office of Health IT & Quality. At HRSA, Ceslee staffed and prepared briefs for key stakeholder’s meetings in healthcare quality/IT policy for the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Advisor Dr. Ahmed Calvo. Her major project focused on developing a communication tool for a new national healthcare initiative proposed by the Federal Health Futures Group. During her quarter at SIW, Ceslee indulged her Southern palette with incredible, authentic Charleston cuisine on the
weekend cultural excursion. She especially loved seeing Alvin Ailey’s Dance company at the Kennedy Center and the exciting conversations she had with people of all walks of life in DC, who were commonly passionate and and genuinely interested in making a difference. If you would like to speak with Ceslee, please email her.
Ben is a junior majoring in Biology and minoring in political science. He is interested in how clinical and public health research is translated into effective policy at the executive and legislative levels, and interned at the Department of Health and Human Services in the Winter of 2013. In his work in the Office of Health Policy (ASPE), Ben wrote reports on both the implications of the Affordable Care Act for the individual insurance market and the department’s value based purchasing portfolio. His favorite memory of SIW was attending the Green Inaugural Ball with Vice President Biden and Bill Nye the Science Guy. After graduation, Ben hopes to spend a couple of years doing health policy work in DC before going to medical school.