Chesley Chan

Woodrow Wilson '21
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Chesley Chan ’21 is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is in pursuit of the Statistics and Machine Learning certificate. She is interested in computational social science, specifically the integration of human rights, policy, and data science. Chesley works as a data science intern for the Education Project under Yongai Jin, using R Studio to statistically analyze 9 waves of NPSAS data conducted by the NCES to investigate how racial differences impact parental investment in their children's post-secondary education. Under the direction of Junming Huang, Chesley is helping to build the dataset used for the China Impact Project by assessing, classifying, and manually “scoring” American perceptions of China found within more than 1000+ newspaper articles spanning the last five decades.