Headshot of John Hughes
Headshot of John Hughes

MS Class of 2020


A current Masters student at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, I am interested in how we can use data to further progress our society. My mathematics background combined with the tools I am learning at CUSP will allow me to perform all the technical work as well as effectively implement and communicate this in the form of data-driven policies for cities. The technical side and the policy side of this intersection are both of intrigue to me, and I am excited to work in this field.

Most Recent Professional Experience

Benefits Analyst, Dunbar, Bender & Zapf, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

  • Working with client employers to administer and manage their retirement plans. This includes end of year asset reconciliation, testing, and general government compliance as well as year-round consultation on plan design and maintenance.

Undergraduate Education

Allegheny College

  • Meadville, PA
  • Bachelors​ ​in​ ​Mathematics

Awards & Recognition

  • Distinguished Alden Scholar
  • Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team (Cross Country/Track & Field)
  • Allegheny Senior Athlete Achievement Award
  • Member of Allegheny’s Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, a National Mathematics Honor Society

Current Interests

  • Full-time employment
  • Part-time employment
  • Research
  • Networking