Thomas Kyong (W’23) is a Sophomore at the Wharton School with a concentration in Business Economics and Public Policy and Management. He loves meeting new people through his involvement with the Undergraduate Assembly, a student government branch charged with improving life for all students at Penn. As an executive board member in the Penn Government and Politics Association, Thomas strives to take what he learns from his extracurricular experiences to create opportunities for other students to have a more well-rounded, self-actualized undergraduate experience. Thomas hopes to integrate what he learns as an SNF Paideia Fellow with the work he does with other student organizations and foster opportunities, especially in developing active listening and critical thinking.
Passionate about data science and empirical law, he hopes to integrate quantitative data in criminal justice policy as a District Attorney. Thomas is a Statistics and Data Science Intern for Dr. Maria Cuellar studying algorithms and forensic toolmark analysis and an Empirical Law Research Assistant for Dr. David Abrams studying policing reform and crime city stats. An advocate for civic development and the free exchange of ideas, Thomas hopes to deepen his ethical framework to be a more effective and informed member of his community. By educating the whole-self and studying civic engagement, Thomas is thrilled to develop his leadership capabilities and study citizenship education in the SNF Paideia Fellows Program. Through his time with the SNF Paideia Fellows Program, Thomas looks forward to becoming a better citizen through the integration of individual and community wellness, service, and citizenship.