Research and Publishing Analyst

Margaret Lin

Graduation Year: 2024

School: College of Arts and Sciences

Major: Government (AB) and Mathematics (BS), with a certificate in Asian Studies

 

Why are you excited to work at the Beeck Center? I’m excited to work with the Beeck Center’s experts to make data insights more accessible to a broader audience. The modern day accumulation of massive amounts of data both in the private and public sphere has ensured that analysts are able to get a clearer and more accurate picture of our identifications, behaviors, and needs than ever before– making being “data literate” extremely important. Working as a Research and Publishing Analyst gives me the opportunity to balance keeping up with critical advancements in the field and discussion with the larger Beeck Center/Georgetown community to understand what is getting the most attention and what should be highlighted in modern data governance.

What areas of work are you passionate about and why? I’m passionate about the ways data is interpreted through visualization and by algorithms to represent citizens in governance. With one of the most diverse citizenries in the world, I believe the U.S. government should engage in concerted efforts to address structural inequalities that continue to fracture and disadvantage their population today. On campus, I’m currently heading a campaign through the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Forum (APILF) to disaggregate racial data in the annual campus survey, and am looking to get further involved with racial accountability programs. I’m particularly interested in the State Software Initiative at Beeck because I believe it is a great step towards making data more portable and universal between different states and allows new voices and ideas at startups to penetrate the established government program space.

How will your position contribute to your future goals? In the future, I’m looking to get involved as a researcher working on analyzing policy for the public sphere, developing new algorithms that are both efficient and ethical. Working at the Beeck Center will help me clarify my interests and develop my skills for a future position in this space!

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