Supporting founders and teams focused on the horizon.

Hilary Symes, PhD – Qualitative Sciences Partner
Hilary is an anthropologist who has worked with think tanks, universities, and other organizations to enhance their qualitative and mixed-methods projects.  She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Temple University, and the Smithsonian Institution.  She has also taught in universities and art museums for the past 10 years, developing courses ranging from New Media to Anthropology of the Global Economy.  Hilary’s current research centers around the accessibility of health care in rural and culturally diverse communities. Hilary received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Temple University in 2019 and holds an M.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from University of Virginia.

Andrew Van Horn, PhD – Quantitative Sciences Partner
Andrew describes himself as a “broad-spectrum anthropologist.” He is currently a postdoctoral researcher for the Human Generosity Project where his research examines mutual aid in the United States, particularly through formal aid organizations such as healthcare sharing ministries, and time perception during the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew’s dissertation work focused on the evolution of sexual dichromatism in primates. After receiving his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Mathematical Biology Group at the University of Houston, studying the evolution of visual order and informational content in indigenous artworks.