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Thomas Ballard, Medinah, IL., is studying econometrics and political science and is passionate about public service. Active in the community, Ballard helps provide service opportunities to students as the President of Volunteer Illini Projects, as well as serve students through his role as a residential advisor. Committed to criminal justice reform, he has also interned with the Champaign County Public Defender’s office to help represent local indigent clients and currently performs empirical research in police use of force policy. After graduating, he plans to attend law school. Overall, he is extremely grateful for all the opportunities Illinois has given him!