Student Analysts

Ethan Fan

Chief Data Officers Network Student Analyst

Graduation Year: 2024

School: College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Biology of Global Health and Economics

Why are you excited to work at the Beeck Center?

The Beeck Center is an exciting opportunity because of the ability to work directly on social issues to create practical change in the world. The Beeck Center will give me insight into using data methods as a solution for modern issues. I am excited to develop the interdisciplinary mindset needed to address such issues.

What areas of work are you passionate about and why?

I am passionate about environmental conservation. I want the generations after us to experience the same natural wonders that we could. As the current and upcoming generation, it is our responsibility to give future generations a liveable and sustainable planet, which we are currently not doing. I believe that the lack of public support despite the escalating climate crisis is the biggest issue as of now, and it is our job to raise awareness and create action to mitigate the climate disaster.

How will your position contribute to your future goals?

I believe working with the Beeck Center will help me to better understand social issues from a governmental perspective. This opportunity will help me better understand the importance of data, its role in modern day society, and how it can be applied to help the greater community. Most importantly, being a student analyst will give me the foundation needed to address societal inequity in the future.