Omnia Highlights PORES Students

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 3:30pm

The latest issue of Omnia, the magazine from the College of Arts and Sciences, highlights the incredible work of multiple students involved with The Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES). We are proud of our students and are delighted that the College of Arts and Sciences chose to showcase their achievements.


Bayley Tuch (C’21) is highlighted in Omnia as part of the “Penn Arts & Sciences Pathways” series. She is a political science major with minors in survey research and data analytics and computer science. Bayley traveled to Uganda with a Penn Global Seminar, where she studied how technology affects local political outcomes. As a PORES fellow, she continued to study this topic and worked on original research with Professor Guy Grossman. View the Pathways video here. 


Pictured above: Leo Chen (C’22) and Ketaki Gujar (C’20) worked as fellows with the PORES team at NBC News in Spring 2020, and discussed their transition to a virtual semester in Omnia. Ketaki described the real world-stakes of using data analytics while working behind the scenes at NBC News - "we got the data in real time, and we would throw it up on TV or online. There’s a pretty fast turnaround.” In reference to his work with PORES and completing the semester online, Leo added, “what a time to be alive and to witness and consider the role of government and our own citizenry at truly historical scales.” Read the full article. 


Lucy Hu, from Auckland, New Zealand, (C’20) was the featured student speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences virtual graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Lucy majored in political science with a minor in survey research and data analytics, and wrote an award-winning honors thesis. She was active with the Penn Program on Opinion Research and Election Studies (PORES) as a student fellow and teaching assistant. Click here to read the full feature on the virtual graduation ceremony and Lucy’s role.