Eyako Heh

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Research Intern

•    Contribute literature reviews of relevant published research
•    Perform statistical analysis and data visualization on large datasets
•    Author case studies, op-eds, and contribute writing to larger projects
•    Transcribe focus group meetings and interviews with government officials

Eyako Heh is a fourth-year undergraduate student at Ohio State studying political science with a minor in geography. He joined Kirwan in November 2019 as part of the institute’s mission to better understand emerging technology and its racialized impacts on vulnerable communities.

Outside of his work toward advancing data equity, Eyako has also evaluated the demographic makeup and effectiveness of various rehabilitation programs, transcribed financial security focus group meetings, and interviewed the Columbus city auditor, amongst other tasks.

Prior to his time at Kirwan, Eyako interned at the Ohio Democratic Party in the summer of 2018 and in the Canadian Parliament during the summer of 2019. He also currently works as a research assistant in the Department of Political Science here at OSU.

After graduation, Eyako hopes to pursue a PhD in political economy so he can better understand how societies are stratified on the basis of race, socioeconomic status, environmental quality, and other demographic markers. He hopes to one day craft equitable economic policies that will directly benefit minoritized communities both here in the United States and around the world.

Outside of work and school, Eyako is involved with the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) where he serves as Senior Counselor to the President and Vice President. He is also an alumnus of the International Affairs Scholars program. In his free time, Eyako enjoys playing soccer, exploring new cities, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends.