As a Dahl Scholar, Kevin Xiao works with Assistant Professor of Political Science Christina Kinane on a project developing a theory of political appointments during presidential transitions. Kevin is studying Political Science and is in the Yale class of 2023. He is also president of the Yale Undergraduate Moot Court team. He is interested in executive branch politics, especially its effects upon bureaucratic organization and state capacity.
Sam Zacher is a 3rd-year political science PhD student studying American political economy, the influence of organized groups, and climate politics. Outside of school, he engages in local political organizing, co-edits The Trouble magazine, and enjoys playing basketball.
Emma Zang’s research interests lie at the intersection of health and aging, marriage and family, and inequality. Her work aims to improve the understanding of 1) how early-life conditions affect later-life health outcomes; 2) social stratification and health; 3) spillover effects within the household exploiting policy changes.
Elizabeth Zietz is a junior majoring in Statistics and Data Science. She has conducted research on housing policy for the National Homelessness Law Center and edited scholarship on misinformation as a fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project. On campus, Elizabeth is an editor of the Yale Review of International Studies, Co-President of the Yale Undergraduate Piano Collective, and former Executive Director of YHack, Yale’s annual hackathon.