Zhenyan Lai recently graduated from Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and a minor in psychology. She has worked on advertising campaigns for a variety of accounts and her experience in advertising research sparked her interest in data-driven policy. Zhenyan aspires to use programming and data analytic skills to provide better solutions for economic- and communication-related policies. Originally from China, she is proficient in Chinese. She is also conversational in Italian.