Ryker is a graduate student pursuing a Masters in Financial Economics (MFE) who graduated in Spring 2023. He completed his undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics in Spring 2021.
Since joining the CGO in Fall 2022, Ryker focused his research on tax policy. His aim was to gain valuable research experience and guidance from experienced researchers in the field. During his studies, he explored topics such as open source tax models and the impact of tax increases in California.
Ryker firmly believes in the power of acts of kindness to enhance happiness, satisfaction, and overall well-being while reducing stress. He has been inspired by research findings that highlight the positive effects of volunteering and helping others.
Following his graduation, Ryker plans to utilize his skills and knowledge as an analyst for the FBI, applying his expertise to make meaningful contributions in his chosen field.
About Student Research Fellowships
Undergraduate Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.
During their fellowships, undergraduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.