Will Hurley is a senior majoring in economics and global affairs interested in security studies and political economy. He works with Professor Eva Dziadula in the economics department with a focus on immigration. Currently, they are working on a project that creates a global-scale migration model centered on neoclassical economic migration theory and leveraging Python as the base modeling platform. The goal is to improve social scientists’ understanding of migration and their access to visually and computationally robust infrastructure. Additionally, Hurley works on a project that examines the relationship between expanding driving privileges to undocumented immigrants and fatal hit-and-run accidents. This past summer, Hurley was a Defense and Security Studies Fellow through The Fund for American Studies. Hurley worked as a legislative intern for the Office of Senator Edward J. Markey in Washington, D.C. with a focus on the Senator's foreign affairs portfolio. Hurley researched the Uyghur genocide and wrote several co-sponsorship memoranda on this topic for the Senator's review. In the summer of 2022, Hurley was selected for the Kellogg Institute’s Summer Entrepreneurial Internship, and he received full funding to work at the Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Working as an employment access intern for eight weeks, Hurley assisted refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants in South Africa with their job search by creating CVs, developing their computer and English skills, and communicating and negotiating with potential employers.

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