Political Science and Philosophy majors
M.P.A., Cornell Instititue for Public Affairs
Rob Tracey ’14 works for the New York State Senate as a Legislative Fellow in the Independent Democratic Caucus Finance Office. As a Legislative Fellow for the finance team he prepares reports and background papers on legislative policy issues, works on state and municipal grants, negotiated with Democratic and Republican counterparts during the recent New York State budget negotiations. Most recently, Rob accepted a new position with the NYS Division of Budget. He will work as a budget examiner on the Sales and User Tax Team in Albany, NY.
Double Major: Economics, Political Science
Hometown: Oneonta, New York
New York State Senate Undergraduate Session Assistant Program
“My internship at the New York Senate has been captivating. It has given me a backstage pass in witnessing bills that are voted on in real-time. This semester, I live in Albany and work at the Senate 40+ hours per week. I have been able to network and connect with co-workers and staff. They have taught me how to draft legislation, memorandums, and deal with constituents and lobbyists. More importantly, I have learned how to present myself in a professional and respectful manner. It has resulted in a significant improvement in my public speaking and people skills. The time I have spent here in this energizing atmosphere has been invaluable.
Currently I am the treasurer of the Philosophy Honors Society. I am hoping to join the Student Senate when I return from my internship. After college I would like to attend grad school to obtain an MPA or JD. I am hoping to eventually work in business or politics.”