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About Sam Borton

Sam Borton is a student at Southern Methodist University working toward a B.S. in Economics and Statistical Science and a B.A. in Markets & Culture. At the Hunt Institute, Sam is an Undergraduate Research Analyst and the Research Team Lead. Sam has applied his research skills to projects in both the Global Development Lab and the Inclusive Economy Consortium.

Summer Internship Experience: Natalie Owings

My time at La Tarte Tropézienne was a reality check on my ambition and my degree. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy my time there, in fact, it was an amazing experience. Unlike a typically discussed experience, my internship was a path towards self-discovery. To start, I was beyond excited to begin this summer work [...]

2021-10-06T18:17:07+00:00 October 6th, 2021|

Alex Radunsky, Ph.D., Hunt Institute Fellow

Alex Radunsky, Ph.D. joins the Hunt Institute as a Fellow, bringing his expertise in mixed-methods research in public health and health behaviors. Alex is an innovative research scientist and educator who uses complexity aware methods to disentangle health systems challenges, with a particular interest in how technological and scientific innovation can be leveraged for public [...]

2021-10-01T15:50:06+00:00 October 1st, 2021|

Jin-Ya Huang: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of the Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Jin-Ya Huang discusses the importance of storytelling; her experience founding Break Bread, Break Borders; and what it means to be a social entrepreneur. The Hunt Institute Social Enterprise Program is proud to have Jin-Ya Huang of Break Bread Break Borders (BBBB) as one of [...]

2021-09-20T14:14:49+00:00 September 20th, 2021|

Anna Clark: Conversations about Community and Resilience

On this episode of the Hunt Institute’s Sages & Seekers Podcast, Anna Clark, president of Heirloom Digital and co-founder of the Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC), discusses sustainability, storytelling, and starting both the IEC and Heirloom Digital. Anna began her career as a management consultant with PwC Consulting and IBM. In 2005, she founded EarthPeople Media, [...]

2021-09-16T18:39:49+00:00 September 16th, 2021|

Benjamin J. Vann, Hunt Institute Fellow

As a Fellow in the Hunt Institute, Benjamin J. Vann brings his expertise in finance, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and impact investing, combined with deep grass root social sector experience in community organizing, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and non-profit governance. Benjamin is the Founder and CEO of Impact Ventures, a startup accelerator with a mission to eliminate the [...]

2021-09-29T19:52:16+00:00 September 16th, 2021|

Summer Internship Experience: JuliaGrace Walker

Many of our student workers were able to spend this summer participating in various internships outside of the Hunt Institute. Students often return from these experiences with a fantastic arsenal of newly acquired skills, ideas, and perspectives. This summer, the Undergraduate Program Manager in the Institute, JuliaGrace Walker, was a Staff Intern for Ambassador E. Tony [...]

2021-09-14T15:45:43+00:00 September 14th, 2021|

Aparna Sridhar

Aparna Sridhar is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University working toward a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Art History. On campus, she is the Special Events Chair for SMU Society of Women Engineers and is a Peer Academic Leader for MHPS residential commons. She is also a member of Program Council and [...]

2021-09-02T15:34:43+00:00 September 2nd, 2021|

Summer Internship Experience: Sydney Lobato

Many of our student workers were able to spend this summer participating in various internships outside of the Hunt Institute. Students often return from these experiences with a fantastic arsenal of newly acquired skills, ideas, and perspectives. This summer, the Undergraduate Project Manager Team Lead in the Institute, Sydney Lobato, had an internship at AT&T [...]

2021-08-31T19:13:29+00:00 August 31st, 2021|