Kathryn O'Neill is a Master's of Public Policy student from the University of California at Riverside. She is working at the IPR for the summer between the two years of her Masters programme. While at the IPR, she is assisting with microsimulation research on Universal Basic Income Proposals, on the roll-out of Universal Credit, and on a project regarding disability and employment. These projects tie into her longer term goal of pursuing research related to poverty and welfare. She is enjoying Bath in this good weather, and is relieved to be avoiding the regular hot 40 degree days back home in Riverside, CA.