Nic Dias is a joint doctoral student in Political Science and Communication at the School of Arts & Sciences and the Annenberg School for Communication. He studies why different citizens find certain policy proposals to be interesting and important, as well as "rational" explanations of apparently partisan behavior.
Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Dias worked as a staff researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Dias received his master’s degree in Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, where he specialized in computational and data journalism. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Davis.