Sean joins the Academy as a Research Associate, he has had an interest in public administration for some time and his interest was heighted during the 2016 elections. While in college, his first immersive experience in public administration came when he worked for Governor John W. Hickenlooper’s Energy and the Environment Fellowship. While there he was a member of the team responsible for developing the Governor’s comprehensive response to the Firestone explosion in April 2017. Sean had an integral role in writing the legislation that was eventually approved. He recently graduated from Claremont McKenna College, earning a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies.