Patrick Martin

He/Him/His

Graduate Student

Master's in Applied Economics

Undergraduate majors: Economics and Political Science

Patrick is an Master's student in the Applied Economics program. His undergraduate career at FSU consisted of tenure within Student Government in multiple senate-confirmed leadership positions such as the Inter-Residential Hall Council and Union Board, as well as applied public policy analysis at the DeVoe Moore Center and the James Madison Institute in Tallahassee. Observing the similarities between campus politics and the national political landscape, he saw the need for a campus-level, student-run think tank, and Torchlight was born. Now, Patrick prides himself in this model that is serving as a template for multiple fledgling think tanks in college campuses throughout the country, such as UF, GWU, and Brown University. Aside from being the director of Torchlight, Patrick enjoys playing his guitar and consuming current news.


On 7/6/2020, he attended the 4-hour National Coalition Building Institute training to better ensure Torchlight is an inclusive environment for people of all identities.

Faculty Demographic Dashboard
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Faculty Demographic Dashboard

On 8/26/2020, Torchlight published the Faculty Demographic Dashboard. Expand the dashboard to the full view for easier reading. The dashb...

Document Sent to the Student Senate on the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism
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Document Sent to the Student Senate on the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism

On 7/15, amid student debate over whether the Student Senate should recognize the IHRA working definition of antisemitism, the Torchlight...

Demand to Remove Eppes and B.K. Roberts' Recognitions
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Demand to Remove Eppes and B.K. Roberts' Recognitions

Author: Patrick Martin Edited by Chance Preshia The Torchlight Campus Policy Center is establishing a database of controversial namings w...

Reflection on 6/5/20 Senate Special Session
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Reflection on 6/5/20 Senate Special Session

Former Senate President Jack Denton's removal from his leadership position was a referendum on the relationship between FSU's student bod...

Statement on Moral Accountability
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Statement on Moral Accountability

At the time of writing, Student Senate President Jack Denton has received wide public response to his statements made to other students o...

Data Brief for FSU NAACP
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Data Brief for FSU NAACP

In this Data Brief, the Torchlight Campus Policy Center has gathered enrollment statistics for students by racial group to better inform ...