School: University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Class of 2020
Major: Finance, Legal Studies and Business Ethics
Minor: International Relations
Languages: Spanish (Conversational)
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Tyler Knox is a sophomore in the Wharton School from Campbell Hall, New York. He intends on concentrating in Legal Studies and Business Ethics and Finance while minoring in International Relations in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is a part of the Public Policy Research Scholars program specializing in Trade Policy. Tyler is particularly interested in how policymakers can play a role in promoting scientific discovery and commercialization. He is also beginning to study the policy sphere around emerging defense and military technologies, an interest that led him to pursue studies in international relations.
Beginning in his freshman year, Tyler began serving as a Research Assistant for Professor Michael Horowitz, an associate professor of political science at Penn. In this capacity, he conducted research on ballistic missile proliferation by contributing to a data set on all the ballistic missiles possessed by the world’s nations. In addition, as the Vice President of Marketing for the Public Policy Initiative Student Group, Tyler has directed marketing strategy, developed promotional materials, and managed social media platforms for the organization.
In the fall of 2017, Tyler had the opportunity to intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Working in the Philadelphia Regional Office, Tyler assisted the Office of Enforcement in investigating potential securities fraud by conducting research on creditworthiness of private equity firms and accounting regulations for hedge funds, for example. This summer, Tyler will be interning at Morgan Stanley in New York, NY as a Sophomore Summer Analyst in Wealth Management.
Currently, Tyler is a research intern for the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program led by Dr. James McGann at the University of Pennsylvania and the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He contributes to the Food and Water Security Report by conducting research on emerging literature in global food and water security.
In the future, Tyler plans to work in the financial services industry, combining his passion for the policy sphere with business.
Available for Full Time Employment May 2020
To speak with Tyler, please contact Dr. McGann