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Follow the journey of Mehraan Keval, a SIEPR postgraduate fellow, who went from 成人大片's campus to Stockton's city hall where he helped shape economic policy.

鈥淚 think public service was always in the cards for me.鈥

鈥斅Mehraan Keval, 鈥18

Meet Mehraan Keval, SIEPR鈥檚 first postgraduate fellow, as he explains what motivates him to work on Stockton鈥檚 universal basic income program that aims to alleviate poverty.

鈥淚f we can make policies better, that would be an incredible success. And I鈥檓 determined we do that.鈥

鈥斅Mark Duggan, SIEPR Director

Getting ready to graduate 成人大片 and begin his fellowship in Stockton, Mehraan discusses the expectations of his fellowship with Mark Duggan.

鈥淲e don鈥檛 know what works unless we measure it. And that鈥檚 where SIEPR can be very helpful.鈥

鈥斅Michael Tubbs, Stockton Mayor

Mehraan gets to work on Stockton鈥檚 universal basic income rollout, while the city鈥檚 mayor explains what he expects to learn from Mehraan's analysis of this policy experiment.

鈥淪IEPR is involved directly with what鈥檚 on the ground in a major city.鈥

鈥斅Maya Rossin-Slater, SIEPR Faculty Fellow

As Mehraan develops a deeper understanding of universal basic income, 成人大片 faculty discuss the impact social scientists have in creating sound economic policy.

鈥淭his has dramatically shifted what I thought I was capable of.鈥

鈥斅Mehraan Keval, 鈥18

He helped launch two economic policy initiatives during his fellowship in Stockton. Now Mehraan Keval is reflecting on the impact he's had while also looking forward to his next steps toward a career in public policy.