My name is Javier Diaz and I am a 5th-year student majoring in economics and political science, with a minor in computer and information science. I was first motivated to study economics after becoming interested in politics, as I realized that virtually all political decisions affect the economy and vice-versa, and that it was important to put economic issues front and center when debating policy. James Carville, in developing a strategy for winning the 1992 presidential election, said it best when he wrote, "the economy, stupid", as a way to state that voters would vote for the candidates that developed a platform to mediate the economic issues affecting their day-to-day lives. This curiosity eventually led to me developing a deep appreciation for the subject, and wishing to continue my career in an economics-related field. After graduation, I will be working in the private sector as a financial services consultant in the short-term, with a longer-term goal of obtaining a graduate degree in economics and working for the federal government in fiscal or monetary policy.
My name is Qianyue Ding, and I go by Christa. I am a fourth-year actuarial science major with economics and insurance minors. I enjoy microeconomics, especially game theory. A personal philosophy that I like to live by is to have an economic way of thinking because life is all about making the best decisions based on currently available information.
My name is Jake Roberts, and I am currently a junior with a double major in Economics and Statistics. I find economics a fascinating subject because it lives in everything we do. I was new to the topic coming into college, but I was instantly amazed at its ability to analyze infinite decisions and interactions to provide clear answers about our world. Economics definitely keeps me curious about the world around us, and I plan to continue studying it beyond my college career. I like to tell myself to "just go for it" whenever I am in doubt about any decision because it gives me peace of mind knowing that I will never wonder what could have been.
My name is Josh Rockich and I am from Cleveland. I am a third year finance and economics double major with a real estate minor. I have been interested in economics since I first took it in high school. I love how many different appilications the basic principles can have. I also love when you come across a counterintuitive answer on the surface but after applying xyz thought process it makes sense and sticks with you. A quote that I like is by Alexander the Great and it says "I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
I am a 5th year senior, majoring in Economics and Mathematics. I first became interested in economics when I heard all of the people that started Moneyball were economists, but then got more interested in more purely economics topics once I started taking classes. I greatly enjoy pursuing economics research, and I now plan on pursuing a PhD in economics once I graduate! A favorite quote of mine that I think applies to me is simply: "Fail miserably, achieve greatly" -JFK.
Brandon Wong is a 3rd year Economics Major, with Math & Stats minors. He loves economics because, like natural sciences, it studies the cause and effect of interactions in the world around us all. He has always felt close to economics content. It is a wonderful cross between math, psychology, business, and the economic way of thought can be extended to all of life. "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other" - JFK.