Thanks to the Tax Foundation Summer 2008 Interns!

August 26, 2008

This week the last of the summer interns at the Tax Foundation departs. While here, they were invaluable in assisting with research and data work along with many other miscellaneous tasks. Working closing with our team of economists and policy analysts, each also contributed substantively, to the blog and other written work. Everyone at the Tax Foundation joins me in thanking these individuals for their contributions!

Sarah E. Larson is currently pursuing an MPA at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University. In the fall Sarah will begin doctoral studies in a joint SPEA and Political Science Pubic Policy Program, with a focus toward public policy, Congressional Systems, and theory and methods for quantitative research. Sarah graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in the spring of 2007 with university honors and departmental honors in political science. Along with her political science studies, she completed a minor in Spanish and a plethora of mathematics courses.

William J. Luther recently completed an Economics undergraduate degree with honors at Capital University, with a minor in Mathematics. In the fall, he will be attending George Mason University to pursue a PhD in Economics. He is interested in development economics and spent several months studying at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2007. Specifically, he plans to focus on the informal sector and hopes to promote sound economic policy and a greater appreciation for liberty through teaching and academic research. William’s internship was supported by the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellowship Program.

Robert K. Schmidt is a graduate student at Indiana University, where he is working on his master’s degree in Public Affairs with concentrations in Public Finance and Policy Analysis. Prior to attending Indiana University, Bob earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Valparaiso University. For the past two summers, he has worked as an adjunct lecturer in economics at Valparaiso University, teaching undergraduate microeconomics. After graduation, Bob hopes to continue teaching economics classes on a part-time basis while working in federal or state government finance.

Keren (Kevin) Zhou is a rising senior at the University of California, Berkeley, pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics. He previously interned at Sun Microsystems during the summer of 2007, doing java style conversions for open source projects. As co-founder and former head administrator of DotA Gaming International (DGI, now DXD), he has maintained a fair and competitive environment for over 2,000 gamers. Upon graduation, Kevin plans to work in the private sector before pursuing his MBA, and he eventually hopes to work as a financial advisor on Wall Street. Kevin’s internship was supported by the Foundation for Teaching Economics Internships for Leaders program.

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