Election Year: 2020
Election Constituency: United States of America
Scholar Status: Scholar Alum
Rhodes Identifier: Texas & St John's 2020
Liana Wang, Houston, is a senior at Yale University where she majors in Economics. Liana's research examines shifting patterns of inequality in the United States, and the impact of the tax and welfare system in addressing inequality. She has also conducted research on childcare and education, and is interested in housing and displacement. Liana serves as co-director of the Lowenstein Human Rights Project, a human rights law clinic at Yale, and has worked with asylum-seekers. A volunteer tax preparer, Liana assists low-income residents in New Haven in filing tax returns. She is also an award-winning columnist at the Yale Daily News. Liana is the first in her family to attend college and plans a career as an economist focusing on labor, public finance, and social policy. At Oxford, Liana will continue her studies in economics and politics.