Jennifer Wu is a first-year in the Department of Political Science. She is interested in political behavior, public opinion, and representation of voter preferences. Her MSc thesis examined the issue of voter suppression and preferences for franchise extension via a game theoretic framework. Prior to starting the PhD, Jen worked as a statistician in ISPS Health studying the political economy of healthcare. Jen holds a MSc Economics from University College London and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.
Baobao Zhang is a PhD student in Political Science and a master’s student in Statistics. Her research focuses the intersection between public policy and political behavior. Her past work used survey experiments to study how Americans think about coercive foreign policy. As an ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow (2014-15), she analyzed the effects of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act on electoral behavior and political attitudes. Baobao is a NSF Graduate Research Fellow and received her B.A. from Yale University in 2013.