The University of Pennsylvania
Master’s in Social Work, policy-focus
Language: Spanish (intermediate), Polish (beginner)
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Audacity & Garageband (audio production), Squarespace, Qualtrics, Python (beginner), and ArcGIS
Gian Zlupko is in the second year of his Master’s in Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania
at the School of Social Policy and Practice. He is interested in the intersection of technology and policymaking, including smart city initiatives, machine learning, and big data applications.
Gian is currently 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. Gian is also currently a research assistant at Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, an initiative that utilizes integrated data systems for policymaking. Gian spent the summer as a City Council Fellow in Philadelphia’s City Hall as a legislative aid for a city council member.
He spent the first year of his Master’s as a group facilitator for Iraqi and Syrian refugees at Nationalities Service Center. He has also worked on the production of two podcasts, the Work and Life Podcast with the Wharton Business School’s Dr. Stew Friedman, and Gian’s own production, Philly Social Justice.
Gian traveled extensively throughout Eastern and Central Europe while studying abroad in Budapest, where he studied cognitive neuroscience and psychology. He has also traveled throughout major cities in China, studied in Copenhagen, and set up health clinics in the Honduran countryside.
Available for Full-Time Employment, Fellowships, and Internships May 2018
To speak with Gian, Please contact Dr. McGann