Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Furman cares deeply about both social science research and public service work. In 2017, Furman graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he concentrated in American Politics with a specific focus in quantitative methods.
In his independent work at Princeton, Furman employed various social science techniques to examine the ways in which social group identities explain citizen political behavior. He also worked as a research assistant for Professor Tali Mendelberg, taught financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills to prison inmates, and served on the Undergraduate Committee of the Politics Department.
As a White House Intern in the National Economic Council in 2016, Furman worked closely with his supervisors on TechHire, an initiative by President Obama to meet employer demand by helping low-skill workers get trained and hired. This experience stirred in him an interest in working at the intersection of technology, inequality and social welfare.
Furman is excited to bring his background in political science and enthusiasm for people-centered change to CityBridge Education, where he hopes to learn more about ways to disrupt generational poverty by addressing serious inequities in education.