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Four Princeton Students Named to Pacific Standard’s Top 30 Thinkers Under 30

Jun 7, 2017
Sarah M. Binder
Woodrow Wilson School

One Princeton University Ph.D. student and three members of the Woodrow Wilson School’s Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) were included in Pacific Standard magazine’s Top 30 Thinkers Under 30. The annual list honors exciting young thinkers and advocates in policy and social justice.

Tamara Patton is a Ph.D. candidate in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her research centers on verification options for future nuclear arms control and disarmament measures, including working with virtual reality environments to design and simulate possible systems for verifying warhead and fissile material reductions.

Sean Andrew Chen ’14 MPA ’18 is currently completing a SINSI fellowship at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Institute for Water Resources, where he works on urban resilience, geographic information systems, and economic analysis of infrastructure both domestically and internationally. He will return to the Woodrow Wilson School in fall 2017 to complete his MPA.

Hannah Safford ’13 MPA ’17 works on solutions to domestic environmental policy issues, especially issues related to green infrastructure and sustainable water use. She spent her SINSI fellowship at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Thomas Tasche ’13 MPA ’17 focuses on international policy and political economics. He spent his SINSI fellowship at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, first as a desk economist for Japan and then as an advisor to the U.S. executive director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

SINSI connects outstanding students to federal government careers via a highly competitive scholarship program. It provides them with the academic training and the practical work experience in federal service needed to succeed in public policy careers.