Splash Biography

EMILY MILLER, Cornell Senior - Uncoventional Data Enthusiast

Major: Policy Analysis and Management

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2016

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi! I am a Senior Policy Analysis and Management major in the College of Human Ecology. Throughout my time at Cornell, I have used data to describe the world around me and prescribe solutions to some of the problems that face us today. I have been a research assistant for three years. I have also spent a semester in Washington, D.C. seeing evidence based problem solving be put into action. I am particularity interested in social policy (poverty, housing, education). In my spare time, I play the flute with the Big Red Bands.

Past Classes

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S218: Data, Demography, and You in Splash Spring 2016 (Apr. 23, 2016)
The world around us is a fascinating place. This class will take students' knowledge of their hometown and state to the next level. We will be exploring various data sources and how we can use them to describe in detail the world around us from our block to our country. Examples of topics include demography through Census data, the economy through the Bureau of Labor Statistics, housing and neighborhoods through the New York Times and non-profits, and opinion through polling data. Class will also include how to take data, turn it into policy, and solve problems.