The University of Pennsylvania
Major: Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE)
Minor: American Public Policy
Languages: Spanish (conversational)
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (advanced)
Katherine Poole is currently a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania. She is studying Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) with an emphasis in public policy and governance in the College of Arts and Science and America Public Policy in the Wharton school. As a result of her studies, Katherine has developed a passion for the potential of government policy intervention within conflicts both domestic and international. Specifically, she focuses on economic and health policy and the prospective effects it may have on improving international human welfare.
Katherine is originally from Boise, Idaho where she was intensely involved in local politics. In 2016, Katherine served as an Idaho House of Representatives Page for the legislative session. In such, she oversaw House floor proceedings and organized daily Health and Welfare committee conferences. Furthermore, Katherine interned for Idaho State Representative Ilana Rubel during both her 2014 and 2016 campaigns canvassing and phone banking frequently. Under Representative Rubel’s guidance, Katherine also worked at the Idaho Department of Labor in assisting developing a co-op University computer science education program.
On-campus, Katherine works as a copy-editor for 34th Street Magazine – a subset of The Daily Pennsylvanian – as well as mentors an elementary school aged little as a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Philadelphia chapter. Furthermore, Katherine serves as a research intern for the Think Tanks and Civil Society Research Group under the leadership of Dr. James McGann. Specifically, Katherine leads the Research and Publications team and is currently conducting research and editing Dr. McGann’s highly anticipated publication Think Tanks—The New Policy Advisors in Asia due for release later this year.
Available for internships May 2018 & May 2019
Available for full time position May 2020
To speak with Katherine please contact Dr. McGann.