William (Tyler) Suman
Tyler is a Political Science PhD student at Penn State. He holds a BA in Political Science with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota (conferred May 2020). Tyler has additional training in statistical analysis methods and basic competency in written and spoken Mandarin Chinese from his time at ICPSR and UMN. His research interests include IR, political economy, and social data analysis. His current research and tentative masters thesis involves a quantitative analysis of economic diplomacy through China’s Belt and Road Initiative in less developed states. Tyler is also a major music history buff and enjoys collecting both popular and classic albums from the countries he studies.