Jessica George

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JessicaIntern
jgeorge at iihs dot ac dot in

Education:
M.S. Urban Planning, Columbia University (anticipated 2015); B.S. and M.S. Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics, Drexel University,

Practice

Jessica George is interning with IIHS for the summer working on the India Vision 2030, Urbanisation film, Sustainable Cities Indicators report for the SDSN, and a MOOC on sustainable cities. Jessica is currently pursuing her MS in Urban Planning at Columbia University’s GSAPP with a focus on international economic development. Her research interests include investigating the role of industrial and technological policies in economic and social development, as well as the relationships and interactions between government, private entities, and civil society under these policies. She is also interested in comparative studies of the form of development of particular sectors between different countries and between different urban regions within a single country in terms of social and spatial equity.

Internship Duration:
5th June 2014 to 8th August 2014

Honours

US National Women of Color in Technology Rising Star 2013,  Presidential Scholar, Drexel University 2006-2011; Distinguished Academic Achievement, Drexel University, 2011.

Teaching

Teaching assistant for Political Economy, Planning in Emerging Economies, Local Economic Development Planning.