The PSTC Undergraduate Fellows Program is an eight-week, paid summer fellowship that aims to prepare current Brown undergraduates to engage in rigorous empirical research in population studies, public policy and related fields, in support of the center’s mission to produce evidence in support of efforts to improve public health and inform public policy.
Angelina Rios-Galindo is a rising sophomore originally from Orange, California, planning to concentrate in Sociology and Education Studies, as well as explore opportunities in journalism and community engagement. At Brown, she is a Bonner Community fellow matched to Youth In Action, a copy editor for the College Hill Independent (Indy), a contributor to the editorial team for WBRU (Brown’s student radio), a part of the outreach staff for the Ivy Film Festival, a member of the Resiliency and protest organizing branch of Students for Educational Equity, and the social media chair for Brown American Red Cross. Off campus, she volunteers weekly with the Petey Greene Program to tutor incarcerated or previously incarcerated folks in the Rhode Island area, as well as serves as the social media chair for the Brown chapter.
Toby Arment is a rising senior from the small town of Rawlins, Wyoming. Since coming to Brown, he has gained an interest in cities and society, leading him to pursue a double concentration in Sociology and Urban Studies. At Brown, Toby is the Vice President of Finance for the Brown Debating Union, the University Relations Coordinator for Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere, and the Chair of the Residental Council. He enjoys learning others' stories, urban cycling, puns, and combatting social injustice.
Matt Walsh is a rising senior from Southborough, Massachusetts studying political science. At Brown, he serves as the editor-in-chief of the Brown Political Review, writes and edits for the Brown Daily Herald's Opinions section, and serves as a teaching assistant for IAPA 1401: Economic Development in Latin America. Outside of class and work, he enjoys exploring Providence by running and getting involved in the local music scene.
Chloe Zilkha is a rising senior from Southbury, Connecticut concentrating in economics on the public policy track. At Brown, she is a teaching assistant for Applied Research Methods for Economists and leads the university’s chapter of Circle of Women, an organization that seeks to increase girls’ access to secondary education around the world.
Xiru Wei is a rising junior concentrating in Social Analysis and Research and pursuing a Data Fluency Certificate. She comes from Chengdu, Sichuan, China. At Brown, she is currently working for professor Bossler on patronage relationships in ancient China and was previously a Research Assistant for the Urban Transition HGIS Project. Outside of research, she is involved in Brown Global Research and Consulting club, Haffenreffer Museum Group, and enjoys doing yoga.