Patrick Martin

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.

Data Brief for Senator Jonathan Marcus
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Data Brief for Senator Jonathan Marcus

March 5, 2021

Authors: Patrick Martin, Shayna Cohen

Spring 2021 Student Government Election Voting Guide
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Spring 2021 Student Government Election Voting Guide

February 23, 2021

Torchlight’s Spring 2021 Student Government Election Voting Guide is split into four parts. The first part explains what is on the Spring...

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

June 6, 2020

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

Torchlight's Student Government Fall Election Debate
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Torchlight's Student Government Fall Election Debate

November 3, 2020

Overview of the Torchlight Student Government Fall Election Debate

Data Brief prepared for Senator Travis Waters
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Data Brief prepared for Senator Travis Waters

October 12, 2020

Author: Patrick Martin On October 6th, Senator Travis Waters submitted a Data Request form entitled FSU Eligible Voter Info. This request...

Faculty Demographic Dashboard
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Faculty Demographic Dashboard

August 26, 2020

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

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

July 17, 2020

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

June 30, 2020

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

Data Brief for FSU NAACP
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Data Brief for FSU NAACP

February 18, 2020

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

Statement on Moral Accountability
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Statement on Moral Accountability

June 5, 2020

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