John Fitz-Henley II is a senior at Dartmouth College. He is majoring in Economics and minoring in Chemistry. John has maintained an interest in research. In high school, John conducted geophysics research at North Carolina Central University, pediatric pharmacoepidemiology research at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, and designed and conducted an independent research project on parallels between cellular communication and organization in metastatic tumors and yeast as a part of the Research in Biology program at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. As John gained more exposure to the field of economics, he has become more interested in pursuing research in the social sciences as well as the physical and life sciences.
During his first year at Dartmouth, John pursued his new interest in economics, while maintaining coursework in the sciences. As these classes further fed his interest in economics, John began to take classes that would develop skills essential for conducting economic research. Additionally, he engaged with campus as a tour guide and Sexual Assault Peer Advocate.
As a part of the SUMR program, John worked with Dr. Kit Delgado on a project surrounding the effects of trauma center density on medical outcomes. John also worked with Bill Pajerowski on a project surrounding Accountable Care Organizations.
John plans to conduct empirical economics research over the remainder of his time at Dartmouth. While he finds this research to be stimulating and fun, John also enjoys stand up and improvisational comedy, staring into the vast New Hampshire wilderness, swing dance, watching movies, and relaxing with his friends.