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Our Team


We are a group of first and second-year public policy students at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago who are passionate about inclusive urban development.  We come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from all over the U.S., and the world.

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Austin Atterbury-Kiernan

Co-Executive Director

Austin is a second-year MPP candidate at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy, focusing on cybersecurity, international politics, and energy and climate development. Before attending Harris, he attained a B.A. in political science from American University, where he focused on Sub-Saharan Africa, American Constitutional Law, and South-East Asia. He has conducted internships with the Mexican Embassy is Washington D.C, as well as the Buisness Council for Sustainable Development in Australia. He also served as the IT Specialist for the Univeristyo f Chicago's Office of Special Programs following his work at Hewlett Packard.

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James Doe

Kemin Wang

Co-Executive Director

Kemin is a second year MPP student. Before coming to Harris, Kemin had his undergraduate degree at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, studying finance and accounting. At Harris, his primary fields of interest are fiscal policy and data analysis. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar and composing.

We are looking to expand our team! Click the link below to apply!

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Adam McGriffin


Harris Career Development Office

Adam currently lead the Career Development Office for the University of Chicago, Harris Public Policy. Prior to joining the University of Chicago, he served as the Global Partnership and Government Relations Manager for Lions Club International, the world's largest service club organization, where his primary focus was on building connections with organizations around the world, including the U.S. Congress, international corporations, governments, and NGO's.

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