Anticipated sources & data from the talk

The Rand Study: We Are Paying Very High Prices

Source: RAND Corporation. Respected global non-profit policy think tank, been working since the 1950s.

Market Concentration of Hospitals & Prices

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research. Probably one of the most prestigious economic research organizations in the US. They officially announce recession start/end dates. Here is their page of Nobel Prize Winners.


The Full Account of How We Repealed 50A

A bold, and necessary, first step.

As some of you may know, Tiffany Le and I have spent the better part of the past two weeks organizing an effort to Repeal 50-A in New York State. What we initially expected to be only a few hundred constituents reaching out to their legislators about criminal justice reform has been no less than a tidal wave of public support. We have been absolutely blown away. Within just about three days, we went from zero to 100,000 and Karlie Kloss and Bella Hadid publicly posting on Instagram stories about this campaign. Within 10 days, a package of reform bills…


It’s time to take action. Legislative action.

Note: if you are in New York and are looking for legislative/actionable updates, skip to the second half of this post.

As some of you may know, Tiffany Le and I have spent the better part of this week organizing an effort to Repeal 50A in New York State. What we initially expected to be only a few hundred constituents reaching out to their legislators about criminal justice reform has been no less than a tidal wave of public support. We have been absolutely blown away. …


A brief view of the portfolio.

Updated Portfolio! https://kitwu.format.com/

Boston

i — notable figures


Everyone’s Favorite Furniture Brand

So it’s May 2017. And I’m about to graduate. What’s the biggest concern on my mind? Furniture.

Turns out I’m not the only one.

Oh, my. Look at all that.

With a wealth of things in my dorm and no feasible option to ship them back to California, I reckon that I must join the fray of emails. Yet having finished finals early, I was inspired to do something a little more creative.

So I did this instead:


From 2015 to 2017

How can we best foster spirit in a community by making use of its existing media coverage?

In 2015, the photo distribution system was by and large inbound. We had a team of photographers back then, but all media was posted on the website where view/interaction rates were low:

How photo distribution used to be.

Accessibility to the everyday student was an issue.

Looking to streamline, I built up the social media presence of a previously unused “John Thornton Kirkland” page by posting complete photo albums. This is how it looks now:

YKW

Yeah, it’s my personal one.

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