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Last updated 4.07.2017

Lucas Pender

Class of 2009
OCCUPATION Policy and Business Analyst
Lives Canberra, Australia
Attendance at radford Years 7-12
House Kurrajong
  • Bachelor Degree, The Australian National University, Philosophy, Political Science (Hons)
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What does life look for you now?

In October 2016 I completed my Honours (First Class) in Political Science at the Australian National University, writing on campaign finance and institutional leadership in the US Congress. I received the Chancellor's Letter of Commendation for achieving a Grade Point Average of 7 over the academic year. In 2015 I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy at the same university.

Besides my passion for Australian politics, I have a strong interest in US politics and undertook a one-semester Legislative Internship with the US Congress in Washington DC.

In 2014 I participated in the ANU international exchange program, studying Government and Political Philosophy at The University of Texas in Austin.

During my studies I have gained experience working part-time at a consultancy firm specialising in agricultural industries and completed an internship at the Australian Parliament where I produced a major research report on secondary school outcomes for Indigenous students.

I have now taken up a job as Policy and Business Analyst in Barton Deakin’s Canberra office I support the company’s directors with policy, political, legislative, legal and economic analysis.

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