Sean Blackburn Education: Queens College Location: Queens, NY Expertise: Sociology, Political Science Sean Blackburn is a researcher and a fact-checker for Dotdash since 2019. He joined Callisto Media in 2021 as research assistant.HighlightsCo-authored the report "'There is Always Violence’: an exploratory study of Phnom Penh street-involved children" Spent two years in Cambodia conducting research and training a team of social workers in ethical research practicesWorked in hospital infection prevention and control Experience Sean graduated with a degree in sociology and moved with is wife to Southeast Asia to work in field research. Sean spent more than two years conducting research and working with vulnerable, trafficked, and exploited people. He works as a fact-checker and research assistant. Education Sean earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Queens College in New York. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.