Taalin RaoShah is an undergraduate Senior majoring in Public Policy, with minors in Psychology and Environmental Sciences & Policy. He discovered his passion for policy through engagement with local politics in his hometown of Boston, including working on the campaigns of now-Mayor Michelle Wu. At Duke, he became more interested in climate policy, through coursework, an internship with the Mass. Sierra Club, and participation in DukeEngage Paraguay. Over the past few years, he has published a journal article on collaborative thinking with Dr. Bridgette Martin Hard, been part of the winning team in Polis’ Policy Pitch Competition, and was recently selected to attend COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Additionally, Taalin is a Costanzo Teaching Fellow for Psychology 101, a former memo Writing Coach for Pub Pol 155, and the Internal Vice President for Duke’s South Asian Students’ Association. After graduation, he plans on working for a few years in the climate policy sector before applying for law school, which he hopes will prepare him to fight for climate justice in Boston and beyond.
Honors Thesis: Cheaper & Cleaner? A Case Study of Boston’s Community Choice Electricity (CEE) Program
Faculty Advisor: Professor Nicholas W. Carnes