D3 Welcomes Summer Interns and Assistant Research Analysts

D3 has kicked off our eighth annual internship program!  Since 2010, D3 has offered a rewarding summer internship program for students studying social science, statistics, and graphic design.  Candidates are selected from a competitive pool of undergraduate and graduate students coming from universities all over the country. We are excited to welcome three highly qualified interns to our team for the entire summer. Throughout the summer, interns develop a thorough understanding of the research industry and best practices while working closely with D3 staff to support various aspects of the company. They each bring a diverse range of educational backgrounds and expertise, and we look forward to their contributions this summer. Many of our interns continue on to become full-time employees upon completing their internships.

In addition to our interns staying for the whole summer, we are pleased to have two cadets from West Point join us for a two-week internship. D3 is also participating in the Langley Leap program with a local high school to have a senior join us for two weeks and experience all that we do!

We are also proud to announce that Ian Habit and Marah Mohamed, formerly Research Interns from the summer of 2016, have officially joined D3 as Assistant Research Analysts.  Ian and Marah both recently graduated from George Mason University. Ian received a B.A. in Government and International Politics with a Minor in Intelligence Analysis, Phi Beta Kappa and Marah received a B.S. in Economics, Concentration in Managerial Economics, with a Minor in Data Analysis.

Meet the 2017 Interns

(as photographed from left to right)

Derik Kuykendall

Derik is currently attending the United States Military Academy and joins D3 for the two-week internship with our Statistics team. He is currently studying Operations Research at West Point and his interests include watching baseball, snowboarding, hiking, and otherwise just being outdoors.

Amy Owens

Amy is currently studying Operations Research and Network Science at West Point as well. She was a member of the D1 swim team her freshman year and currently rows on the crew team. Amy’s interests include reading and knitting, as well as coding and applied mathematics.

Luke Borja

Luke is currently a senior at Langley High School in McLean, VA and has joined D3 for a two-week internship. He is looking forward to attending the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 2017. He plans on pursuing a degree either in finance or accounting, and continuing to graduate school.

Ethan Beaman

Ethan is joining D3 as the Statistics Intern. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in Statistics at Georgetown University and expects to graduate next May. Prior to joining D3, he served as an intern at Louisiana State University where he worked to model the language patterns of Spanish speakers. Ethan’s statistical expertise includes regression modeling, supervised machine learning, and Bayesian inference.

Rula Tareq

Rula is working with D3 as a Research Intern. She is a rising senior at George Mason University pursuing a B.A. in Government and International Politics, with a minor in Middle East Studies. Additionally, she is beginning her path towards an Accelerated M.A. in Middle East and Islamic Studies while finishing up her senior year at Mason. Prior to interning with D3, Rula interned for Caritas Lebanon providing humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees.

Patrick Finney

Patrick is working as a Research and Data Visualization Intern this summer. He will receive his B.S. in Finance with a minor in Graphic Design, concentration in Brand and User Experience, in December of this year. Patrick is an International Gilman Scholar at George Mason and has worked for several offices on George Mason University’s campus in the DMV area. Patrick works closely with the community through his professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, and is passionate about professional development.

This entry was posted on June 15, 2017

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