Kathryn Shepherd is program manager for Academic & Student Programs at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Kathryn graduated from George Mason University with a MA in Economics and a BS in Economics with a Math minor. During the Summer of 2022, she interned on the Academic & Student Programs Team at the Mercatus Center. Kathryn’s research interests include microeconometrics, economic history, and arts and culture policy. She is an alum of the Mercatus Joseph Schumpeter Fellowship and the Mercatus MA Fellowship.