Kyle Huisman graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2022
with a major in Political
Science and a minor in Environmental Studies. While attending GVSU, Kyle’s most memorable
experience was when he worked as a Resident Assistant on campus, and he often enjoyed attending his
political science classes. Kyle had stated that his political science classes “helped advance his education
greatly and expanded his thinking." He furthered his interests and skills in political science by working as a
research assistant for two Political Science Department professors, Dr. John Constantelos, and Dr. Whitt
Currently, Kyle is working as a Research Analyst for the W.E. Upjohn
Institute for Employment Research.
He is responsible for coordinating with a team that studies “place-based” economic development
policies, such as college Promise programs, business incentives, and workforce training programs. He is
also tasked with studying policies that promote job creation and provide people with valuable skills
needed to succeed in the workforce. According to Kyle, "the experience I gained as a research assistant in the Political Science Department has been
invaluable to my current position.”
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