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Eric Chen Beeck Center Social Impact Innovation

Eric Chen


Eric joined the Beeck Center in June 2017. He is a senior in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service studying Science, Technology, and International Affairs with a concentration in Global Health and a certificate in International Development. On campus, he previously served as Chair of the Georgetown International Relations Club and currently sits on the 2017-2018 Provost’s Committee for Diversity. He has also held internships at Save the Children US, the National American Red Cross, and the U.S. Department of State. Upon graduation, he will be working as an Associate Consultant at The Bridgespan Group in Boston.

At the Beeck Center, Eric is interested in policy innovations that incorporate Pay for Success models and the application of new technologies to achieve social good. He is particularly interested in the use of these concepts within the healthcare industry to improve patient outcomes and health equity.

Outside of school and work, Eric enjoys playing the guitar, competing with Georgetown’s Model UN team, and exploring D.C.

Education: B.S.F.S., Science, Technology, and International Affairs, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 2018

Hometown: Falmouth, ME

Favorite Quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Currently Reading: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – but Some Don’t by Nate Silver

Featured Blog Posts

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

How to Make Data an Asset for Public Good?

May 1, 2018: The data collected, released, and produced by the government has the potential to be leveraged for social good, but concerns about privacy and citizens’ rights are paramount.

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

Using Open Data to Rebuild Trust

April 19, 2018: Opening government data has the potential to build trust between citizens and the state while pushing for better public outcomes.

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

Building Ethical Design Into Blockchain

March 15, 2018: With blockchain technology in its formative stage, developers and practitioners have an opportunity to set ground rules that will protect people and ensure an ethical approach to applications for social good.

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