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Peter Grills


BPC Team: Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative

School: Portland State University ’17

Major: Major in Economics

Future Plans: I will be starting graduate school in August at American University for a Masters in International Economic Relations. I’m excited to begin expanding my knowledge base and seeing out opportunities in financial governance.

BPC Intern Duties: I conduct research on regulatory developments, write memos on areas of interests, and contribute to the drafting and editing of FRRI publications. In addition, I assist with drafting internal and external communications, log notes from team meetings, and make preparations for upcoming events.

Best Intern Memory: What I enjoyed most is sitting in on meetings with our four chair people as they deliberated policy recommendations from our upcoming report. These experiences conveyed to me the value bipartisanship and plurality of thought bring to public policy development.

On the importance of bipartisanship: Bipartisanship is important because it bridges the gap between idealism and pragmatism to produce results in public policy.

On being in Washington, DC: Getting to know the city this summer has been great. I love the diversity of the population and the endless opportunities to learn. I look forward to being a resident for the foreseeable future.