BIP Lab Fellows

BIP Lab Fellows 2014-2015

Dhathri_1.png Dhathri Chunduru is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She attended Vanderbilt University for her undergraduate degree and is now working towards her MPP at the Harris School of Public Policy. Before graduate school, Dhathri was the Managing Director for Teacher Leadership Development for Teach For America in Atlanta, Georgia.  Her position involved managing a staff that oversaw the leadership and pedagogical development of 300 teachers. After graduating, she hopes to pursue work in policy advisement for poverty and racial justice oriented issues. Aside from her academic activities, she loves community organizing and spends a lot of time working on activist issues. She also loves running, binge-watching Netflix shows, and crossing things off her 30 before 30 list.  
Cheryl Healy_4.jpeg Cheryl Healy is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She attended Wellesley College where she majored in Philosophy and Economics. She is currently an MPP candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy and is expected to graduate in the spring of 2015. Before graduate school, Cheryl spent four years as a special education teacher in Oakland, California. After graduation, she will be working for McKinsey & Co. in their Chicago office. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, cooking, and traveling. 
Brian Louie_1.jpeg Brian Louie is from Danville, California and currently works as a research fellow with the BIP lab. He earned his B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University in 2012. Afterwards, Brian went on to serve as a middle school teacher through Teach for America while completing his M.Ed at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is now working on his MPP and MBA degrees at The University of Chicago. His policy interests include education, early childhood development, and poverty and inequality. He plans to explore career opportunities related in consulting, social entrepreneurship (especially with regards to education), impact investing, and/or venture opportunities. In his free time, Brian is enjoys good food, running, writing, and a good 'ol fashioned game of ping pong. 
Montiel.Martha_0.jpeg Martha Montiel-Sigler is from Mexico City, Mexico, where she earned her bachelors degree in Political Science. She is currently an MPP candidate at the Harris School of Public Policy. Before coming to The University of Chicago, she gained experience in the Mexican Public Sector designing and planning welfare programs. She also has experience in the private sector working on research projects dealing with migration and drug activities in Mexico. In her spare time, Martha is interested in Aikido and photography.
IMG_2354 copy 2.JPG Eliana Polimeni is from Athens, Greece. She is currently a fourth year undergraduate Psychology student at The University of Chicago. She is a research fellow with the PACT team, and in addition to going on site, she helps with administrative work and trains new RAs. Prior to the BIP lab, she was a research assistant at Child Neurosuite, a neuroscience/psychology lab that focused on studying the neural correlates of moral cognition and understanding the development of empathy. Next year, she will be working for a strategy consulting firm called Mu Sigma that primarily focuses on helping companies harness Big Data to guide decision-making. She eventually hopes to go to business school. In her free time, Eliana enjoys Zumba, cooking, and photography.