A graduate of UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, Tony Rodriguez holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy, with an emphasis on International Trade and Finance. His capstone work in collaboration with the Overseas Development Institute in assessing Community Driven Development programs in South Asia received Highest Honors recognition from the university. Before joining M Powered Strategies, he worked for the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), where he used his econometric skills to contribute to key reports on trade agreements and procedures.
Tony is dedicated and deeply passionate about public service. After earning a B.A. in Business Administration from California State University Northridge, he served in the Peace Corps in Zambia, helping to develop small businesses in a rural village. A native Californian, he is looking forward to living and working on the East Coast and making an impact in the nation’s capital.
Ben Eden recently earned a Master of Science in Investment Fund Management from the University of Glasgow’s Adam Smith Business School. Prior to his year in Scotland, he graduated from American University with a BA in both Economics and History and a minor in Law & Society.
During his time at AU, Ben took advantage of diverse opportunities that were available on campus, within the District of Columbia, as well as internationally. He spent a semester in New Zealand completing coursework at Victoria University of Wellington. Internships in global security and commercial spaceflight public policy rounded out his unique approach to research and data analysis. As a member of PACE Cohort 10, Ben is eager to apply his distinct background and skills to his work in the Federal Government.
Ben enjoys playing piano, getting out into nature, and skiing. He also keeps an eye on the economics, law, and politics of the commercial spaceflight industry and government space agencies.