Intern Spotlight: Elizabeth Chen

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 Academic Year 2021 intern class includes 12 of Notre Dame’s best and brightest students. Meet one of them now.

Meet Elizabeth

Class of 2022

Elizabeth Chen

Elizabeth is a double major in Economics and Japanese from Wuhan, China. This school year she is continuing to team up with the LEO team as a Research Operations intern, where she works closely with faculty researchers analyzing data on specific anti-poverty initiatives.

Elizabeth reflected on her past summer working with LEO and hopes for the future.

“I really enjoyed my work with the KC METRO projects and especially cherish the sense of accomplishment after each code runs successfully. For this semester, I plan to continue what I started with, and wish to be an active part of rolling out a successful program.”

We asked Elizabeth why she first came to LEO.

“I chose LEO since I wanted to have some experience of full-time research, so that I could make my decision on whether to continue studies post-graduation,” she said. “I have done several research assistantships for professors in the past, but they were all literature-focused, not requiring any data analytics. Thus, I hope to practice some real data processing techniques!”

On campus, Elizabeth has been involved with the Student Union Board (SUB) Festivities Committee and had lots of fun participating in, drafting, and planning the various events on campus such as movie nights in DPAC.

Elizabeth had this to say about her favorite spot on campus: “It used to be the lounge in Debartolo; a lot of us are used to taking a nap there during breaks in classes!”