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 Summer 2021 intern class includes 14 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 summer she is joining the LEO team as a Research Operations intern, where she works closely with faculty researchers analyzing data on specific anti-poverty initiatives.  

We asked Elizabeth why she 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 during this summer!”

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 were used to taking a nap there during breaks in classes. Now it's not possible due to obvious reasons, but I hope it can come back very soon!”