Current Place of Residence: Chicago, Illinois
University: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Current/Recent Course: BA Political Science and History
Thomas J. Dowling, Chicago, is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is pursuing a B.A. in Political Science and History, with a GPA of 4.0. He is a Truman Scholar. His senior thesis focuses on the professionalization and provision of constituent services in state legislatures. He is a Mayoral appointee for the City of Champaign Zoning Board of Appeals and has interned at the AFL-CIO and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. Thomas powerlifts and participates in the Speech and Debate Club at UIUC. Thomas plans to do the Master of Public Policy (MPP) at Oxford.