Dan Durak is a second-year MPP student currently working as a research assistant with Federal Financial Analytics, a proprietary think tank in Dupont Circle. He received his bachelors' degree in political science from American University, and is interested in a wide-range of policy topics, including financial services, immigration, transportation, and public-private partnerships. Dan previously interned with the late Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), the American Enterprise Institute, Brookings Institution, ML Strategies government consulting, and the Congressional Research Service. He grew up in Bayonne, NJ, where he participated in high school mock trial and competed as a nationally-ranked pairs figure skater. Dan relives his glory days by teaching figure skating and beginner ice hockey lessons on the weekends in Rockville, MD.