My friend Eric is a financial analyst for the CA legislature. He was an English major at Tulane for his undergrad and then studied public policy for his master’s degree at Texas.
As you may know, California approved a ballot initiative to start work on a high-speed rail. It’s a huge project and will cost $9 billion in state funds.
Through his analysis (that’s what analysts do), Eric has become a high-speed rail expert, and recently testified to an Assembly Committee about his analysis of the High Speed Rail Authority’s business plan. This is gathering news coverage! Eric was on NPR and in the LA Times blog this week. He even quotes Don Quixote to make a point. Who said you can’t use your English degree in the real world!
NPR in LA – click on “listen”, you can scroll over to where his piece starts, it’s the last report.