Rina Nagashima

Rina Nagashima is a rising senior at Scripps College, dual majoring in Public Policy and Mathematics. She was born in Japan and grew up on Oahu, Hawaii. This past summer, she interned at the Public Policy Institute of California, where she provided data cleaning and analysis support on a project evaluating the impacts of Covid-19 federal stimulus on higher education finance. This experience and her subsequent research experiences solidified her desire to combine her mathematics and public policy skills to provide data-driven research support for state and local policy. In particular, she is interested in researching education and social policies. Currently, she is a Forecast Analyst at the Lowe Institute of Political Economy at Claremont Mckenna College, where she uses her data cleaning and analysis skills to generate macroeconomic forecasts and evaluate how California can be more economically competitive. She is also a Research Assistant for a professor at Claremont Graduate University, where she combines her mathematics and policy skills to evaluate the distributional impacts of police districting on emergency response times.