Jay realized he had an inclination toward research early in his college career. Through his research on the implementation of education policy at the University of Chicago, he gained a fascination with data-driven approaches to problem solving. While working on Ray Dalio’s investment team at Bridgewater Associates, he gained a passion for economic changes and the effect on markets. Prior to Raines, he applied those skills to national survey research with the General Social Survey at NORC. Outside of work and school, Jay sharpened his quick-thinking skills as one of the nation’s top ranked competitive debaters. Jay brings to Raines the wide variety of lessons learned and knowledge gained from the early years of his academic and professional career. He hopes to make use of all of it to create a strong early career.