Dylan Dickens

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Dylan Dickens
Status Active
Degree Bachelor
Major Policy Studies; Political Science; Archeology & Water and Sustainability Minor
Skills (Students only) Writing, Public Speaking, Proffessional Advising, GIS, Research
Email dtd4@rice.edu
Skype dylan.dickens
Projects Accenture Work, Augusta Startup Ecosystem, E&I Governance Policy Report, Houston Accelerators (issue brief), Houston Entrepreneurship, Houston Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, Houston Innovation District, Presidential Candidates and Entrepreneurship, SBA Investigation (Report), Small Business Data, Small Business Research, Start-Up Guide (Issue Brief), VC Report Houston 2017
School Rice
Job Title Researcher
Sponsor McNair Center
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Dylan Dickens is a 20 year old Rice student currently working as a Research Assistant for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy's McNair Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Dylan currently lives in the Houston area and attends Rice University.

Early Life

Dylan was born in Ann Arbor Michigan to parents Michelle McCormick and Gerald Dickens. After Gerald received his PhD from the University of Michigan, the Dickens family moved to Townsville, Australia while Dylan was still only 6 months old. There he lived for 5 years as his father taught Earth Science at James Cook University. While he was there he befriended three kangaroos and a wallaby. His younger brother and sister were both born during this time. Dylan then moved to Washington D.C. in the 2001, perhaps sparking his eventual interest in Politics. After only a year in D.C., the Dickens family moved again to Friendswood, Texas, a small suburb south of Houston. There his father found work at Rice University, the school destined to provide an undergraduate education to Dylan. After a 5 year tenure as Masters at Martel College and a single year abroad in Stockholm, Sweden, Dylan returned to Friendswood to finish out High School and eventually went to Rice.


Dylan is a rising junior-year student majoring in Comparative Political Science and Archaeology at Rice University. He resides at the residential college of Martel and is also pursuing a major in International Policy Studies and a minor in Energy, Water and Environmental Sustainability.

Organizational Involvement

Dylan is the Executive Vice President of the Baker Institute Student Forum as well as the Service Committee Chair and a Junior Class Representative within the Martel Collegiate Government. Dylan is involved in a variety of advising roles on campus and holds positions including:

  • Rice Health Advisor (RHA)
  • Rice Orientation Week Advisor
  • Peer Career Advisor
  • Peer Academic Advisor
  • Academic Fellow and Mentor

Dylan is also an ICF accredited Peer Professional Coach whom is employed by the Doerr Institute for New Leaders and a Rice Cheerleader.

Work Experience

Dylan has worked as a Powderpuff Referee for Rice University, an intern for the International Peruvian NGO Proyecto Amazonas and as a research assistant for the Houston Parks and Recreation Department. Dylan also founded his own Personal Development Firm, Dickens PDF in the summer of 2016.

Time at McNair

Dylan Dickens (Work Log) Dylan Dickens (Research Plan)