Connor Rothschild

Currently

A student at Rice University, intern at the Texas Policy Lab, and fellow at the Religion and Public Life Program.

Working on

data visualization, literature reviews, dashboard development

Using

Power BI, R

Studying

D3.js, Python, R package development, the GRE

Education

2017 - 2021 (Expected) Rice University | Houston, TX

2013 - 2017 Kickapoo High School | Springfield, MO

Work Experience

August 2019 – Present Undergraduate Fellow | Religion and Public Life Program

October 2018 – Present Research Intern | Texas Policy Lab

June 2018 - August 2018 Research Intern | Baker Institute for Public Policy

August 2017 - June 2018 Research Intern | Office of Mark Jones

Awards

April 2019 Hudspeth Award for the Best Undergraduate Seminar Paper in Political Science

February 2019 Second Place, Houston Centered Policy Challenge | Media

September 2018 First Place, Baker Institute’s Undergraduate Policy Competition | Media

February 2018 First Place, Houston-Centered Policy Design Competition | Media

June 2017 National Champion, International Extemporaneous Speaking | Media

Publications

R Packages

Rothschild, Connor. “TPL Theme.

A package which contains the tools necessary to create publication-ready figures in the style of the Texas Policy Lab.

Papers

Posters

Projects

January 2019 – May 2019 Switching Gears | Final Prototype

I was the team lead for this project which aimed to encourage Rice students to regularly perform bike maintenance. We partnered with Rice Bikes, a student run business who sells and repairs bikes.

Our end product was an informational campaign which was comprised of three elements: a pamphlet given to students when they purchase a bicycle from Rice Bikes, posters around campus which include information on where Rice Bikes is and what they do, and a temporally coordinated email campaign which sends emails to customers on a timeline according to a regular schedule of bike maintenance.

February 2018 – April 2018 Undergraduate Design Journal | Final Prototype

In this project, my Design for America (DFA) team created an undergraduate design journal meant to explain the structure of DFA, its ongoing projects, and the design process. Our final product was the result of three testing phases, multiple iterations, and interviews with high-familiarity and low-familiarity users.

August 2017 – December 2017 Access Rice | Final Prototype

In this project, I worked with a group of undergraduates in Rice’s chapter of Design For America to maximize accessibility on Rice University’s campus via the human-centered design process.

Our semester-long project began by identifying problem spaces at Rice (structural, social, academic), leading us to tackle a problem space we believed to both impactful and feasible: the social scene at Rice. Following research, our team realized that event planners overlook accessibility as a consideration when planning events; accordingly, we sought out a mechanism to improve the proactivity of event planners in maximizing accessibility at their events.

Our finalized product was a checklist that ensures event organizers are proactive in considering accessibility at their events, making sure events have accessible entrances, proactive staff, and accommodation request forms, among other things.

Extracurricular Involvement

April 2019 – Present Chair | Social Sciences Student Advisory Board | Bio

August 2018 – Present Vice President | Baker Institute Student Forum | Bio

December 2018 - Present Team Lead | Design for America | Projects

November 2018 - Present Staff Writer | Rice Journal of Public Policy

Skills (in order of familiarity)

Technical

R (ggplot2, tidyverse), Tableau, PowerBI, Microsoft Office Suite, Python, ArcGIS, LaTeX, JavaScript

Interpersonal

Public speaking & communication, human-centered design, project management, leadership

Licenses and Certifications

August 2019 JavaScript Algorithms and Data Structures | freeCodeCamp

August 2018 Intro to SQL for Data Science | DataCamp

August 2018 MindWare: Critical Thinking for the Information Age | Coursera