©2019 by Connor Rothschild

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Research Intern

Texas Policy Lab
October 2018 - Present

  • Research the organizational structures and priorities of government partners

  • Create data visualizations depicting various agency budgets

  • Developing reports detailing our analyses of existing programs.

Research Intern

The Baker Institute's McNair Center
June 2018 - August 2018

  • Helped create a comprehensive database of startups and accelerators in the U.S.

  • Matched and organized 13,000 companies from a spreadsheet to public data using SQL and Excel

  • Assisted in the strategic development of web crawlers to detect and classify the industry of a company

Research Assistant

Office of Mark Jones, Rice University

August 2017 - June 2018

  • Assisted Professor Mark Jones for his Texas Legislative History Project

  • Using Excel, harvested historical information and inferred trends over time among members of the Texas Legislature

  • Coded 2 years worth of roll call votes into Excel, categorizing and sorting votes with great attention to detail

 
 

Houston Centered Policy Challenge

February 2019

Awarded second place in the 2nd annual Houston Centered Policy Competition.


Proposed a policy to incentivize the construction of Accessory Dwelling Units in high opportunity areas to be rented out to Housing Choice Voucher Recipients.

BISF Public Policy Competition

April 2018

Awarded first place in the Baker Institute Student Forum's fifth annual undergraduate public policy competition. 


Award given in recognition of a 6000-word research paper and 20-minute presentation proposing a new approach to Haitian food assistance.

Houston Centered Policy Challenge

February 2018

Awarded first place at Rice University's inaugural Houston Centered Policy Challenge.


Proposed an innovative, multi-home buyout system for the Meyerland community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

 
 
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Switching Gears

Spring 2019

In this project, I led a team in an effort to encourage Rice students to regularly perform bike maintenance. We partnered with Rice Bikes, a student run business who sells and repairs bikes. 

Our final product was an informational campaign which was comprised of three elements: pamphlets, posters and an email campaign. You can see our final presentation below.

The Design Journal

Spring 2018

In this project, my Design for America team was tasked with creating an undergraduate journal which showcases projects and makes DFA accessible to the outside community. 


Our final product was the result of three testing phases, multiple iterations, and interviews with high-familiarity and low-familiarity users. It can be found below.

Access Rice

Fall 2017

In this project, I worked with a group of undergraduates in Rice’s chapter of Design For America to maximize accessibility on Rice University’s campus via the human-centered design process.


Our final product was a checklist that ensures event organizers are proactive in considering accessibility at their events, making sure events have accessible entrances, proactive staff, and accommodation request forms.

 
 

Hudspeth Award for the Best Undergraduate Seminar Paper in Political Science

April 2019

Recipient of the Hudspeth Award for the Best Undergraduate Seminar Paper in Political Science for my seminar paper titled "¡Vota! Testing the Impact of Spanish-Language Ballots on Election Results and Preferences."
The paper explored how the presence of Spanish on an ordinarily English-only ballot would affect the policy preferences of white English-speaking voters.

First Place, BISF Public Policy Competition

April 2018

Awarded first place in the Baker Institute Student Forum's fifth annual undergraduate public policy competition.

The award was in recognition of a 6000-word research paper and a 20 minute presentation on U.S. foreign policy toward the Western Hemisphere; my partner and I’s paper critiqued current mechanisms for distributing food aid to Haiti. Awarded prize money and publication in the Rice Journal of Public Policy (Fall 2018 issue).
Judged by Dr. Luis Duno-Gottberg, Dr. Francisco J. Monaldi, H. Richard Sindelar, and Oscar Arredondo. 

First Place, Houston-Centered Policy Design Competition

February 2018

Awarded first place at Rice University's inaugural Houston Centered Policy Design Competition.

Proposed an innovative, multi-home buyout system for the Meyerland community in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Judged by Houston Mayor Pro Tem Ellen Cohen; former president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, Lee Wunsch; City Council at-large 2 representative, David Robinson; director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research, Bill Fulton; and “flood czar” Stephen Costello.

First Place, International Extemporaneous Speaking

June 2017

National Champion in International Extemporaneous Speaking with the National Speech and Debate Association.

Competed against hundreds of high schoolers throughout 13 rounds.

Awarded prize money and a scholarship from the esteemed Council on Foreign Relations. A video of the final round can be found here.

 
 
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Risk of Job Automation in the United States

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TDCJ 2018 Budget

STEMigration

Leaving & Entering STEM Fields During College

 

Get in Touch

Have questions about me, my work, or how I could help your organization? I'd be more than happy to talk.

417-569-8406