The funny thing is, during my first economics class at UNC Chapel Hill, I couldn’t stand it! I thought the subject was mundane and full of senseless jargon. I did poorly in the class and hoped to never encounter it again. However, upon graduating college I worked at the Cato Institute, and I noticed how economics serves as a framework to analyze issues that affect our day to day lives. This reinvigorated my passion for economics, hence my decision to study at Mason.
I have enjoyed working with brilliant scholars and meeting people who come from a variety of different backgrounds.
I have been blessed enough to work as an MA Fellow at the Mercatus Center. This has presented me with a wonderful opportunity to work with some extremely bright economists. Plus, it has instilled me with the discipline to balance my work and academic lives.
I love how everyone I have met here has come from a different school and a different background, yet we all get along so well.
Initially, I would like to go into public policy analysis and research – either at a think tank or a university-based research center.
I am confident my degree will provide me with the proper framework to analyze pertinent public policy issues.