Ben Feldman is a junior at Cornell University making his own major through the College Scholar Program, studying trust in governance and political influence. Ben is captain of the Cornell Speech Team where he enjoys using rhetorical skills to advocate, persuade, and engage his audience. This past summer, Ben worked as a research assistant for Professor Sarah Kreps. In this role, he was responsible for editing and updating an international relations textbook, compiling literature reviews, and helping to organize a research project on artificial intelligence. Ben hopes to expand his knowledge of public administration and the communication of government services through this internship.