Raja Noureddine graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors), in political science and philosophy, having also studied at Sciences Po, France, and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. His thesis employed large-N survey data to analyze the connection between economic context and redistributive attitudes, and was published in the Journal of Social Policy (Cambridge University Press). Following graduation, Raja interned at the Australian Mission to the UN Convention on Disarmament, before joining the Melbourne office of McKinsey & Company, where he worked with Australian and Asian clients across the public sector, pharmaceuticals, real estate and financial sectors. At Jackson, Raja hopes to focus on economics, statistics, and computer science, with a view to using these tools to improve financial inclusion and address the issue of rising inequality in developed nations, either through policy work or through purpose-driven private enterprise. He also plans on taking further advanced classes in Modern Standard Arabic. Outside of class and work, he is a karateka in the Shukokai style, having trained for over 10 years.