Steffen is an undergraduate student due to graduate in Fall 2024, studying Economics and Philosophy.
He joined the CGO in Fall 2022, focusing his research on environmental issues, particularly reforming the National Environmental Policy Act. This interest came from his passion for policy-making and a desire to enhance his research abilities.
Steffen is an advocate for the transformative effect of reading, believing it can foster personal development and broaden worldviews, regardless of whether it’s done in a formal academic context.
Upon graduating, he plans to deepen his knowledge in his fields of interest by pursuing a graduate degree, which he sees as a gateway to more academic and professional opportunities.
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.