Samuel Espinal Jr. is a Research Intern at the UChicago Consortium. He studies philosophy and economics at the University of Chicago. He loves how the two disciplines provide a cohesive overview of concepts and their solutions. Before coming to the UChicago Consortium, Samuel worked at the Citizens Budget Commission, where he served as a Research Intern. Samuel has a strong interest in education, as most of his life was framed by New York City’s inequitable education system. He believes that supporting students with a stable foundation is key to managing their success in the long run. He looks forward to working with the UChicago Consortium and having a tangible impact on local communities. In his spare time, Samuel enjoys the arts whether that’s going to the ballet, seeing a Broadway musical, or visiting art galleries around Chicago. Trained in improv, he loves to approach things with a “yes, and” attitude.

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