Friday, December 9, 2011

Kelleys earn their I-Core Survivor T-shirts

Kelley students show off their hard-won T-shirts at the I-Core Hand-In.

Hundreds of tired but happy Kelley School of Business students filed into the undergrad building this week to turn in their final case studies for I-Core. 

The case is the culmination of an intense semester of work formally called Integrative Core, a coordinated curriculum across finance, marketing, operations, strategy and professionalism that students usually take in the fall of their junior year. 

Finals for I-Core classes are taken before Thanksgiving break, then students are divided into about 140 teams of six people and work for 10 days to complete their case, a detailed analysis of a product from all core business perspectives. Teams spend many hours a day working together on the project, the end result of which is a 100-150 page report. All-nighters are common.

Completing I-Core is a rite of passage at the Kelley School and a requirement before students can begin work on classes in their major. 

It's celebrated by faculty and staff as well as the students at the I-Core Hand-In, where students are served a meal -- maybe the first meal in days that wasn't Red Bull and vending machine fare -- and presented a coveted I-Core Survivor T-shirt.

It's also a time for the students to de-stress and relax with their professors and other I-Core warriors. 
Sometimes the students do silly things. Like seeing if all six team members can fit into an XXXL T-shirt. Or donning their shirts and making a pyramid for their team photo. 

Some teams dress in costumes to turn in their reports. Some of the costumes are representative of what the students feel like after fighting this fight, like the guy who dressed like Rocky.

This week, they're all winners.

For more photos of the I-Core Hand-In, as well as photos of the I-Core Honors presentations, check out the Kelley School of Business Facebook page. Thanks to Kelsey Keag, undergrad manager of program communications, for contributing to this post.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Kelley senior earns 1st place in Regional Sales Competition

Nick Pacak
Kelley School senior Nick Pacak earned a first-place ranking in the recent Regional Sales Competition at the H.H. Gregg Center for Professional Selling at Ball State University.

About 40 students from IU, Ball State, University of Louisville, Purdue University, University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University and Central Michigan University competed for cash prizes and awards at the eighth annual competition at the Muncie, Ind., campus.

The event began with team members competing among themselves to see who would represent their school in the final round. Their mock sales pitches were judged by about 40 professionals from the sales industry who gave immediate feedback to the students. 

Pacak, who is a marketing major and a member of Kelley's Global Sales Leadership Society, said the competition helped him hone his selling skills and taught him some new techniques.

"It was a very beneficial experience," he said. "As a team, there is no doubt we were much better than any other school and recognition should go to the whole team as well as our coach, Professor Dick Canada."

Pacak is from Mason, Ohio. He will begin a career in sales at 3M upon graduation.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hopkins named to FASB advisory board

Patrick Hopkins
Congratulations to accounting professor Patrick Hopkins, who has been named to the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.

FASAC is a group of about 35 CEOs, CFOs, senior partners, academics and analysts who meet quarterly with the Financial Accounting Standards Board to advise board members on financial reporting issues. 

Hopkins, who is the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Faculty Fellow, was honored by the American Accounting Association earlier this year with the Distinguished Contributions to Accounting Literature Award for research that ultimately made it harder for companies to hide controversial accounting practices.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Magnifico! Kelley team wins BYU Spanish Case Competition

Nicole Budzynski, Jeff Carlson and Claire
Ranzetta won First Place in the BYU
Language Case Competition.
Case competitions can be tough, but can you imagine giving your presentation in a foreign language?
A team of Kelley students did just that at the BYU Language Case Competition in Provo, Utah, this past weekend, winning First Place in the non-native Spanish division.

The winning team members are Jeff CarlsonNicole Budzynski  and Claire Ranzetta.  They all are members of the Consulting Workshop.  

Carlson is a junior from Aurora, Ill., majoring in economic consulting and finance with a minor in Spanish, which he has been studying for eight years. He said the comprehensive nature of the competition appealed to him.

Students developed their presentations in Spanish, wrote executive summaries in Spanish, presented in Spanish and answered questions on their feet in Spanish.

"It was a good way to see how far my classroom knowledge has come, and a good opportunity for hands-on learning about the challenges faced when working across language barriers," Carlson said.

Budzynski, a senior from Zionsville, Ind., majoring in finance and economics with a minor in Spanish, said the competition made her appreciate how much her knowledge of Spanish -- which she has been studying for nine years -- could help her in her career. She talked with several of the judges who had years of experience in front of Spanish-speaking audiences at home and abroad.

"They inspired me with how many doors can open to someone who understands another language and another culture -- and it encouraged me to continue working toward that goal as I start my career."

Ranzetta has been studying Spanish for seven years. The senior from St. Louis is majoring in finance and accounting, and said her favorite part of the case competition was interacting with the judges and meeting students from across the U.S. She also enjoyed the keynote address from Utah State Sen. Luz Robles.

The students' participation was sponsored by Kelley's Center for International Business Education & Research, or CIBER.  Their faculty adviser and case comp coach is professor Joel Rubin, and their language coach is professor Babur De Los Santos.

Team wins chance to present ideas to Macy's in NYC

Team members with faculty coach Tatiana Kolovou.
Congrats to the Kelley School team who won our Macy's Case Competition on Monday.
Team members are Yasiqin Dong, Melissa Hulverson, Ethan Jackson, Matt Johnson, Haowen Li and Ben Pineless. They each won $450 and an overnight trip to New York City to present their ideas to executives at Macy's headquarters.

Their challenge was to develop an integrated creative marketing campaign to make Macy's the shopping destination for the Millennial market. They had to consider all channels -- in-store, online/social/mobile, PR/events/stunts, TV/print and local. 

Professor and team coach Tatiana Kolovou of our Communication, Professional and Computer Skills department said the students weren't at all nervous because they practiced their hearts out.

This is the second year for the Case Competition with Macy's, which has long been a supporter of the Kelley School

Friday, September 30, 2011

Kelley's new MBA in Business Analytics meets growing market need

Let me say up front that I'm not a numbers person. I'm a word gal. But I sat in on an info session about our new MBA in Business Analytics, and I was ready to sign up at the end of the hour.

The Kelley School of Business has taught data analysis classes for decades, but we're not talking about bean counting here. There has been a shift lately in how data is collected, managed and used. It's no longer about what people did, it's about what people are going to do. It's how numbers are used to shape business plans, converting data to business value using predictive modeling and forecasting.

Why the change? First of all, there's a lot more data. A simple transaction at the store or on the Internet can provide all kinds of information. Second, hardware and software are much better/faster/cheaper, and will continue to be. And managers are becoming more sophisticated in how they use data to make informed decisions about anything from company efficiencies to consumer behavior. Knowing what the numbers mean and where they're headed gives companies a competitive edge.

A lot of business schools are including business analytics classes in their curricula (read a recent Wall Street Journal article about it), but Kelley is the only Top 20 program to offer an MBA in Business Analytics. It grew out of a graduate certificate program Kelley created specifically for Deloitte, which approached the school in need of training for its managers. The degree combines a technical foundation, predictive modeling and analysis, and forecasting from a consulting perspective. It's a bridge between data collection and C-suite decision-making. A marriage of hard skills and soft skills.

When the Kelley School deans and faculty saw the increase in demand for consulting and that there was a real need for professionals to be able to understand analytics and how it can add value to the company, they moved quickly to create an MBA major/minor to meet market needs. It was pretty easy, actually. Kelley already has all of the major component classes and about 60 members of the faculty who can help deliver a business analytics education.

Kelley School professor Wayne Winston
One of the required classes is on modeling and is taught by spreadsheet guru Wayne Winston, a popular Kelley professor, consultant to the Dallas Mavs (owner Mark Cuban is an '81 Kelley alum), and author of "Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball and Football." The class has been so popular as an elective that almost every MBA student takes it.

Kelley had to create only one class to fulfill the curriculum, an overview of business analytics, and I have to say, the way we're going to teach that -- with several key professors from different disciplines instead of just one -- is pretty cool. Students will be able to see applications in finance, marketing, supply chain and health care, for example. 

And interest among employers? It's out there. And it's big.

Already major companies are saying they'd hire several Kelley MBAs with a business analytics degree -- some say as many as 10 to 15 graduates a year over the next few years as they put more of an emphasis on forecasting. These are highly sought-after employees who often draw six-figure salaries.

It's pretty exciting to know that some of our MBA students who will graduate in May will have our new business analytics degree to hang on their office wall.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Moving in and moving ahead at Kelley LLC

Overseas study is one of many opportunities
that lie ahead for Kelley freshmen.
Today was move-in day at the Kelley Living Learning Center at McNutt Quad, just up the street from the Kelley School of Business.

There are freshmen from New Jersey, Connecticut, Minnesota, Texas, California, Ohio, Chicago, China and, yes, from Indiana. Some came by car, some came by plane. But they all came because they want to immerse themselves in All Things Kelley.

As some unpacked, built lofts in their rooms and got plugged in to the wireless system, others checked out the courtyard, where they could get a picnic lunch and learn about student clubs and opportunities from Kelley students and staff.

Kelley LLC students become fast friends
and motivate each other. 
Opportunities. They will be the first of many for the Kelley LLC freshmen, who will develop partnerships with mentors and faculty, network with alumni and recruiters, and learn their strengths as they begin to bring their goals into focus and map a way to reach them.

Some day they'll be marketers, entrepreneurs, business analysts and financiers. But right now, they're just starting out.

So whether it was last year or 30 years ago, what was the best advice anyone gave you when you were a freshmen?

See more photos from Kelley LLC move-in day at

Thursday, July 21, 2011

IU Foundation adds two Kelley alums to board

Rick Johnson
Congratulations to Kelley School of Business alums Rick Johnson, BS'81,and Quinn Buckner, BS'76, who have been elected to the IU Foundation Board of Directors.

Johnson is the owner, president and CEO of Johnson Ventures, which he started with his father, Dick Johnson. The family has long been supporters of IU, and made a generous gift to the Kelley School to create our Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in 1998.

Quinn Buckner
Buckner is vice president of communications for Pacers Sports & Entertainment. While at IU, he was the captain of the 1976 NCAA Championship basketball team, and also led the USA's basketball team to a gold medal in the 1976 Olympics before becoming an NBA player for 10 years and then coaching the Dallas Mavericks, now owned by another Kelley alum, Mark Cuban.

Good to see Kelley alums continue to be leaders and give back to the university in many ways.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Young women see bright future

Ask one of these high school girls what the future of women in business looks like, and you'll get a very positive answer.

These bright and outgoing students recently participated in the first session of Kelley School's Young Women's Institute, sponsored by John Deere.

YWI is a pre-college program that immerses rising high school seniors in the world of business for a week. Selected students get a crash course in Kelley's curriculum, but also work on identifying their personality strengths and polishing presentation skills.

"I've met a lot of strong women this week," said Dhara Baijal of Nashville, Tenn.

She acknowledges women still have challenges in the business world, but their opportunities are increasing.

Sarah Winkeljohn agrees with the positive outlook.

"You see more women who have higher-powered jobs now," said the Fort Wayne, Ind., resident, who wants to go into marketing.

Nikki Hersham of Cresskill, N.J., said the idea of having a business career is more popular now among the girls at her high school, where there is an increasing number of business-minded courses from which to choose.

Arie Teeter of Berne, Ind., has noticed that, too, and pointed out that all of the business teachers at her high school are female.

If this group of students is any indication, there will be many other bright women entering the business world in a few years.

After giving the girls high fives as they walked into the auditorium to give their case presentations, YWI Staff Director Megan Ray said she is impressed with how polished they are.

"They've just had our baby I-Core this week, so it's pretty awesome."

Betsy Doran or Minnetonka, Minn., said her favorite thing about the week was being able to explore options. She learned about venue management -- something she hadn't heard of before her trip to YWI but is now considering as a career.

Winklejohn said it was interesting to see all of the opportunities Indiana University offers.

"There's a diverse chance to do anything you want," she said. "It's a large school, but it still feels homey and small."

Check out the official YWI Facebook page.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Career office recognized for assisting LGBTQ students

OUT for Work has just awarded our Undergraduate Career Services Office a Gold Ranking for its efforts in  providing resources for LGBTQ students facing employment challenges. 

The certification means the undergrad career office will have access to OUT for Work's resource library and networking opportunities with partner companies, among other benefits.

UCSO is the first career center at IU to receive the certification. If you are interested in resources or collaboration with the Undergraduate Career Services Office, contact

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kelley alum named Executive of the Year

Scott Dorsey

It's always cool to find out Kelley alums are doing well in the world.

Scott Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of ExactTarget, was just named Executive of the Year by the American Business Awards over some pretty tough competition that included Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Dorsey graduated from Kelley in 1989 with a bachelor's degree in marketing

His company designs "interactive marketing solutions" (email marketing plus a whole lot more) and has shown up on many impressive business lists recently -- WSJ's Next Big ThingInc.'s 5000, and Best Places to Work in Indiana.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

High school students hone business skills at Junior Executive Institute

Junior executive Emmanuel Hermosillo makes some adjustments on the tech board while his
teammates have a little fun during practice for their final presentation. From left, Kierra Harvey,
Florence Akinribade, Alexis White and Wesley Lumpkin.

They wore black suits, silk ties and a cool confidence. They worked in teams. They created business plans and Prezi presentations. And then they pitched their new companies to representatives from prestigious national corporations.

These high school juniors and seniors, polished beyond their years, were taking part in Kelley's Junior Executive Institute, a one-week business school experience for underrepresented students with good grades and go-for-it attitudes.

Shayna Allen, Iseah Lloyd, Shaan Erickson, Bianca Davis and 
Erica Westley practice their presentation in the hallway at
the Kelley School.
"I've pretty much been interested in business since I started my high school career," said Bianca Davis a rising senior from Indianapolis. She already has an impressive resume and networking experience for a high school student, loading her schedule with business classes and participating in business-minded clubs and organizations since she was a freshman.

During the week, the 31 students from across the country had classes with some of the Kelley School's top professors and learned about the importance of professionalism and teamwork.

In between, they bowled at the student union, toured the IU campus and the football stadium, ate pizza and socialized, getting a taste of what life is like at a major university.

Bryce Gray touts the merits of having spa services 
available at a fitness center as part of his team's 
presentation. Eric Yang and Jonae Mims wait for their
 moments in the spotlight.
Many students said the first-night bowling party -- which featured an ice cream sundae bar -- was their favorite social event.

"We got to know each other," said Wesley Lumpkin, a rising junior from Dayton, Ohio. "It was cool because everybody became real close."

Kierra Harvey, a rising junior from Nashville, Tenn., found out about Kelley's Junior Executive Institute from her high school counselor. Her main focus is marketing, but she found a new interest in business law.

Indianapolis senior Florence Akinribade, who was born in Nigeria, thought the etiquette class was a good addition because a big part of business revolves around social interaction and professionalism.

Family members and judges were impressed with the young executives' presentation skills.
The week culminated with the presentations. Family members and judges listened to pitches about products ranging in size from the smallest of microchips to help locate lost valuables, to a luxury hotel called The Almanac in which each floor of rooms represents a month of the calendar.

Each student team came up with its own idea, researched the feasibility of it, devised a marketing plan based on the audience, and laid out costs and a timeline showing how long it might take to realize a return on investment.

The presentations were followed by an awards luncheon featuring keynote speaker Tony Robinson, partner/principal with Ernst & Young.

A second group of young executives will polish their skills at Kelley this week.

The program, which has been going for about 10 years, is coordinated by Jen Olson through the Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives. It is sponsored by Ernst & Young, Ford and John Deere.

Tony Robinson of
Ernst & Young
scores his judge's

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kelley DECA excels in competition

Ross Hagen and Dibbasatya Ghosh were part of the Kelley DECA team competing in the national case competition.

The DECA club sponsored by the Kelley School of Business placed in the Top 10 in the case competition at the International Career Development Conference in Orlando recently.

The conference, hosted by Collegiate DECA, is the highlight of the year for Kelley’s DECA club, which is open to all students on the IU campus. More than 2,000 students from about 300 universities compete at the annual conference.

Attendees this year were KSB DECA President Artan Ferati of Anchorage; Melissa Kogler of Chesterton, Ind.; Dibbasatya Ghosh of Kolkata, India; and Ross Hagen of Ligonier, Ind.

Kogler, who will be a senior in the fall, placed in the Top 10 in the Travel & Tourism category. She is majoring in tourism management.

The other team participants will be juniors in the fall. Ferati and Hagen are majoring in accounting and finance. Ghosh is majoring in business economics and public policy.

A Kelley DECA team member has placed in the Top 10 in at least one category in the competition every year since the club was organized.

Travel support was provided by the Kelley School of Business Student Government. Adam Herman, visiting lecturer in business communication, is the faculty sponsor.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kelley goes 'King' Khan crazy in Delhi

By Tom Paprocki, second-year MBA student

In what was undoubtedly one of the more bizarre moments of my two years here at Kelley, I recently had my head put in a guillotine while participating in a game show in Delhi, India -- all of which was broadcast on national television.

Let that sink in for a second.

Every year a school in India called IIPM hosts an international marketing case competition. Or so they say. In actuality, it is a “quiz show,” though you won’t know that until after you’ve been accepted to participate. This year, 50 graduate business schools took part, 45 from within India and five outside of the country: Duke, Columbia, London School of Business, University of Chicago and Indiana University. All expenses are paid by the host school in India, including the flight, hotel, food and all transportation while in the country.

A fellow classmate and I were selected by the host school to represent Kelley in the competition, and in spite of the fact that we did not receive our airline tickets or visas until four hours before our flight was to depart, we soon found ourselves amid the hustle and bustle of India’s energetic capital. Our hosts treated us to a visit to the Taj Majal, a tour of Delhi, and then brought us to their school to participate in the marketing competition.

In the end, only six schools out of the original 50 made it to the finals. We were fortunate enough to advance, along with Chicago Booth and four Indian schools. The finals were held in a professionally constructed outdoor studio on the school grounds. In addition to random performances of Bollywood-style dancing and the liberal use of fog machines, the event was highlighted by the appearance of the game show host Shah Rukh Khan. For those of you who are not familiar, Khan is the biggest movie star in India. My Indian-born friends in Bloomington describe him as “the sum of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt in their respective primes … times two.”

Over the course of the two-hour broadcast, my teammate and I competed in a very strange but very fun “quiz show” that included a dance-off with “King” Khan and what I still believe to be a near-death experience with the aforementioned guillotine while "Carmina Burana" blasted in the studio.

Although we didn’t win the grand prize of 250,000 rupees, it was an unforgettable experience and just another example of the sort of global opportunities available at Kelley.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rock star of accounting coaches Kelley students on the future

Kelley students in professor Terry Campbell’s International Financial Reporting Standards class got to learn from the nation’s top accounting executive recently.

Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, took questions for more than an hour and a half from the students, who were participating in a one-week intensive “boot camp” to learn more about impending changes in financial reporting.

Melancon said this is a great time for Kelley accounting graduates, who are prepared for the transition from a rules-based system to a principles-based system.

“I always say to young people entering the profession, the time you want to enter the profession is at the most significant point of change,” he said, explaining that the last two generations of accountants in the U.S. have been trained in rules-based financial reporting and will have to relearn their profession in some ways. “Your gap is closed.”

Campbell said Melancon reinforced some key principles in response to questions where
integrity, independence, objectivity and professional skepticism are the appropriate and needed behaviors.

Melancon also encouraged students to develop knowledge and skills in other disciplines, including world politics, the sciences, world history and communications.

“When you leave this campus, you need to have the confidence that you can handle yourself in any situation.”

He said Kelley boot camp students are uniquely positioned to do just that.

“A person who has been through this program – this single program – you ought to have so much confidence in what you can do,” he said. “You have been exposed just this week to more than 99.999 percent of the people in this world who are going to be somewhere related to professional accountancy.”

Jaclyn Geary, who is working toward her MBA in accounting in Kelley’s 3/2 program, said Melancon’s advice about confidence came at the right time.

“That’s something I feel like I’m lacking a little bit,” said the fifth-year student who has completed half of the four-part CPA exam. “I’m on the verge, so that was important.”

Melancon travels about two-thirds of the year and visits only a handful of universities during that time.

“Most, if not all, of our graduate accounting students will become CPAs,” Campbell said. “Having access to the president of the AICPA for questions and answers prior to becoming a CPA provided a window on the breadth and depth of the accounting profession.”

Student Derek Johnson agreed.

“He brings a lot of experience and insight that we students don’t have,” said the fifth-year MBA in accounting student. “I really enjoyed that and getting his opinion as well as his political experience in how things get done. He just understands the process.”

Guest blog entry provided by Jeni Donlon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Kelley School of Business Hosts 2nd Annual Women MBAs Case Invitational

For the second year running, the Kelley School MBA Program organized and hosted a one-of-a-kind case competition. On Saturday, January 21, the sea of tailored business suits that filled a cohort room in the Kelley School’s Godfrey Center were all worn by women.

First-year, female MBA students representing eight MBA programs from across the U.S. gathered in Bloomington for the annual event. In addition to a team from the Kelley School, four-woman teams from UCLA, University of Minnesota, Boston College, University of North Carolina, University of Southern California, University of Wisconsin and Washington University, participated. The focus of the case was business strategy for Indiana-based firm Global Gifts, a nonprofit Fair Trade store that supports global artisan cooperatives.

“Our goal is to focus well-deserved attention on diversity in business and to further our commitment to grow global leadership opportunities for women,” said Pamela Roberts, director of the Kelley School’s full-time MBA Program. “It is the only competition designed solely for female MBAs and it is an event the Kelley School was absolutely thrilled to host this year.”

The Kelley School touts one of the highest percentages of female MBA students in the country, including 34% of the class of 2011.

“These are talented ladies,” said Sam Carpenter, executive director of Global Gifts, and competition judge. “I was thoroughly impressed with the strategies each team presented, their professional candor, and their methodical attention to detail given serious competitive constraints. We look forward to implementing a number of the proposals offered.”

Each team was given from 8 am until midnight, Friday, January 20, to prepare the case. All eight teams presented in the first round Saturday, and four teams presented in the final round. The teams were judged by IU faculty, representatives from each of four sponsor companies (Abbott Fund, Target, Emerson, and Air Products), as well as from Cummins and Proctor & Gamble. The top three teams each took home a cash award and trophy.

First place: University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; Dina Goodman, Elizabeth Woodwick, Rachel Endress, Amy Moore

Second place: Boston College, Carroll School of Management; Michelle Pinette, Monica Orellana, Rachel Cafarella, Teeda Keo

Third place: Indiana University, Kelley School of Business; Pryanka Singh, Amanda Engelland-Gay, Jessica Lapsia, Christiana Cioffi

Best Q&A: Rachel Cafarella, Boston College, Carroll School of Management

Best Presenter: Christiana Cioffi, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business

Monday, January 31, 2011

White House Internship Program Announces Spring 2011 Participants

The White House Internship Program recently announced the participants for the spring 2011 session. The program’s mission is to make the White House accessible to future leaders all around the nation and cultivate and prepare those devoted to public service for future leadership opportunities.

A White House Internship provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. Interns work in one of several White House departments, including the Office of Cabinet Affairs, the Office of the Chief of Staff, the Office of Scheduling and Advance, the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, the Office of Health Reform, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Management and Administration, the Office of White House Counsel, the Office of Energy and Climate Change, the National Economic Council, the Office of Presidential Correspondence, the Presidential Personnel Office, the Communications Department, the Domestic Policy Council, the Office of the First Lady, and the Office of the Vice President.

Spring 2011 White House Interns includes several from Indiana:

Kaufman, Evan; Hometown: Bryn Mawr, PA; Indiana University-Kelley School of Business, IN;

Anderson, Drew; Hometown: Tipton, IN; Indiana University, IN

Ellis, Jennifer; Hometown: Vancouver, WA; Indiana University Maurer School of Law, IN

Orizondo, Melissa; Hometown: Lafayette, IN; Indiana University, IN

Kaufman, a junior Finance and Business Economics and Public Policy double major, is interning with the National Economic Council.