Ian O’Grady, from Tempe, AZ, graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Ian has sought to combine research with an interest in public service and local governance. As a Student Manager, he led student operations at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government, a student-driven research institute providing California residents and public servants and research and analysis on all things local government. He has co-authored, published and presented articles assessing political reform of California’s nonpartisan primary system, while gaining experience interning with political campaigns, the ACLU, and other issue-based advocacy groups. Ian currently serves as the Research Analyst for Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, where he prepares speeches, policy briefings and formal correspondence. In the UK, Ian will pursue an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) at Oxford University.