Intern Spotlight: Anna Staud

Author: Staff

LEO’s undergraduate interns gain real-world experience working on research to better understand and unleash effective poverty interventions. They work on all aspects of our projects including exploratory research, data analysis, project management, marketing and communications, and administration.

Our Summer 2021 intern class includes 14 of Notre Dame’s best and brightest students. Meet one of them now. 

Meet Anna

Class of 2022

Anna Staud

Anna joins the LEO undergraduate team as an Economics and English double major with minors in both Theology and Latino Studies and a concentration in Creative Writing. Originally from South Bend, this summer Anna is working closely with LEO faculty as a Research Operations intern on LEO’s Khan Academy and foster care projects. She’s especially excited to be assigned to an education-focused project since she has extra interest in education research and will be teaching with ACE (the Alliance for Catholic Education) after graduation. 

We asked Anna why she joined LEO this summer: “I wanted to work for LEO because I am inspired by LEO's mission of using evidence-based evaluations to more effectively solve the complex problem of poverty. I am also inspired by the way LEO recognizes that those most affected by social injustices hold many of the solutions.”

Anna’s favorite spot on campus is the Basilica loft, which is where the Folk Choir normally sings each Sunday. “The Folk Choir community is undoubtedly the greatest gift I have been given at Notre Dame,” she said, “and I am honored to serve as one of Folk Choir's Co-Presidents this upcoming year.”