Callie Whelan works with Dr. Jaimie Bleck in the Department of Political Science on a range of tasks including preparation of academic articles for submission, translations between English and French, and graphic design efforts for the Pamoja Initiative. Outside of her work with Dr. Bleck, Whelan is currently writing an interdisciplinary design and economics senior thesis exploring how brand loyalty, UI/UX design, and the insufficiency of current antitrust law have enabled Facebook/Meta to become the social networking giant that it is, and debating how future federal policies toward Big Tech should look.
Whelan has interned with the Office of Threat Finance Countermeasures at the U.S. Department of State, the Justice Initiative at the Grace Farms Foundation, and the Financial Crimes Unit at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). In addition to her work with Kellogg, Whelan serves as a sworn investigator in the Cyber Crimes Unit on campus. Whelan looks forward to returning to PwC full-time as a Conduct & Compliance Associate in the Financial Crimes Unit after graduation.