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Senior Honors Thesis Grant Recipient: Evan Morgan '19

Senior Honors Thesis Evan Morgan

Evan Morgan '19, is a Quantitative Social Science major and History minor at Dartmouth College.

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The Rockefeller Center Senior Honors Thesis Grants program provides funding of up to $1,000 for undergraduate students writing a senior honors thesis in the social sciences.

Evan Morgan, a member of the Class of 2019, is a Quantitative Social Science major and History minor from San Clemente, California.

Using an online survey experiment, Evan seeks to determine the effect of stigmatizing language on drug policy preferences and perceptions of people who use drugs. This project continues his work studying the opioid overdose crisis. Evan previously did research at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy on the rise of opioid prescribing and is working on a project with Professor Brendan Nyhan to determine how localized drug conditions affect the behavior of legislators. As a Stamps Scholar, he runs a data journalism blog documenting the overdose crisis in New Hampshire. His advisor is Mia Costa, Assistant Professor in the Department of Government.

Outside the classroom, Evan works as an editor for The Dartmouth newspaper, plays cello in the symphony orchestra, and barely keeps pace with the triathlon team. He plans to pursue a career in data science.

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