Peer Advising


Maya Bedge

Maya Bedge

Hi! My name is Maya and I am a junior studying Economics and Computer Science. I’m from Portland, Oregon and am passionate about leveraging finance for social good.

The summer following my freshman year, I worked with Professor Soledad Prillaman in the Political Science Department on a research project focusing on the impact of microfinance groups on women’s political participation in rural India. During my sophomore year, I was a research assistant at SIEPR doing a deep-dive on the education technology industry. Last summer I worked at a long-only small-cap equity manager in Salt Lake City. This summer I’ll be working at Goldman Sachs doing ESG and impact investing. I also am a part of Stanford Women in Finance leading the social impact arm. In the future, I’d like to transition into public sector roles hopefully on Capitol Hill.

I am happy to answer any questions about the Economics major. I can speak specifically to working in the financial services industry, preparing for finance interviews (technical + behavioral), research, and balancing Computer Science with Economics coursework. Can’t wait to chat!

Abeer Dahiya

Abeer Dahiya

Hey fellow trees! I’m Abeer, a senior double-majoring in Economics and Mathematical and Computational Science with a minor in History. My coursework and academic interests revolve around understanding and interpreting the math that lies behind the systems that shape our lives, from peace treaties to finding a prom date! You might’ve heard about some or all of these fields before: complex systems analysis, game theory, decision analytics, statistical finance, and stochastic modeling. I’d love to discuss them further with you if they sound up your alley.

Outside coursework, I’ve led the Stanford Economics Association, and am currently heading the Stanford Daily’s Cartoons section. I’ve also been an Editor on the board of our undergraduate Econometrics Research Journal, and have been involved with political and social advocacy. Off-campus, I’ve worked with private equity funds in the Asia-Pacific and US, and in policy research in my home country of India. I’m an avid reader of the news, and I’m deeply in love with democracy- majoring in Economics at Stanford lets me pursue my interdisciplinary interests with just about as much focus as I can give them.

How we make decisions under uncertainty is one of the most beautiful things we get to study, and as an undergrad considering or majoring in Economics, you’ll be navigating plenty of it. While you do, come by and chat for some friendly debating, nerding-out, and laughs, and I’m sure you’ll find yourself less uncertain!

Madeleine Fischer

Madeleine Fischer

Hi! My name is Madeleine, and I’m a junior from Fresno, California. I’m majoring in Economics with a minor in German Studies, and I’m interested in environmental economics, politics, and education.

Last summer, I worked with Professor Lawrence Goulder on a Social Security simulation and helped build a model to measure environmental damages. Currently, I work with the Stanford Economics Association as Director of Events and serve as an Advising Fellow with Matriculate. I’m also continuing my work with Professor Goulder. Off-campus, I chair the Board of Directors for GSA Network, a mid-sized nonprofit based in Oakland that focuses on gender and racial justice. In the future, I hope to complete a PhD and pursue research in areas that I am deeply passionate about.

I’m more than happy to answer any questions you might have, and I’m excited to meet you and talk about all things econ!

Sid Gehlaut

Sid Gehlaut

Hi everyone! I’m Sid, I’m a senior studying Economics with Minors in Classics and Computer Science. I’m especially interested in studying and applying economic theory to solve social issues.

Last summer, I worked on the PwC’s Financial Markets team in Chicago. In previous summers, I worked at an asset management tech firm based in Tokyo and interned at a data analytics company in the Chicago suburbs. On-campus, I am very involved in residential education through staffing and through my involvement with the Frosh 101 program. I also work at the Haas Center as a Peer Advisor and am part of various service organizations on campus.

Feel free to ask me about anything related to Economics, deciding on a major or minor, finding a job, or anything else on campus that you might be interested in!  You can schedule an appointment with me.

Edith Pan

Edith Pan

Hi there! My name is Edith, and I am a senior studying Economics with a minor in Computer Science. Some of my academic interests include environmental economics, technology policy, and game theory. 

This past summer, I worked at Altamont Capital Partners, a middle-market private equity fund in Palo Alto. During the previous summer, I interned at the Environmental Defense Fund on a project to build a microgrid on Puerto Rico. Additionally, I have worked with many startups in consulting and operations roles. On campus, I am a member of the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team and serve on the planning committee for the Climate Innovation Summit at the Graduate School of Business. 

Feel free to ask me about making a four-year plan, working at a nonprofit or startup, adding a minor, or anything else! Or, let’s just chat about life. I’m excited to get to know you!

Charlie Perry

Hi!  I'm Charlie, a senior majoring in economics and minoring in data science.  I'm interested in economics, finance, and technology.

Last summer I worked for an investment firm that focuses on healthcare companies.  Additionally, I'm a research assistant at the Stanford Digital Economy Lab and I've previously worked for a startup in San Mateo.  I've spent most of my life in Colorado, but I've also lived in Illinois and Switzerland.

I'm happy to answer any questions you have, feel free to reach out!

Clara Rodrigues da Silva

Clara Rodrigues

Hi everyone! I’m Clara, a senior and FLI student from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I’m majoring in Economics and am broadly interested in understanding how people and governments make decisions in face of uncertainty, incomplete information, and imperfect preferences.

I love research and have been involved in a number of fascinating projects. I’ve interned at the Development Impact Evaluation Group within the World Bank in Washington D.C., worked at a think-and-do-tank focused on educational policies in Brazil, engaged with the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab as a research assistant, conducted two independent studies, and, as I write, I am working on my honors thesis. Throughout my Stanford journey, I changed majors, went abroad to Cape Town, took a gap year, and applied for research grants. Currently, I am a residential assistant in Florence Moore Hall, my freshman dorm, and work as a consultant at the Tech Desk at Lathrop Learning Hub.

Feel free to reach out if you have questions about being a woman and FLI student majoring in Econ, being an international student, going abroad, taking grad classes, choosing between Econ classes, finding research opportunities on campus, developing mentorship relations with faculty, coming up with your own research agenda, and, quite frankly, anything! I’m eager to meet you and talk about your interests!

Callie Rosenthal

Callie Rosenthal

Hi! My name is Callie, and I am a junior from Houston, TX! Within the major, I’m most interested in the intersection between finance and technology and in using economics to develop responsible social policy. 

This past summer, I worked at Global Infrastructure Partners, an infrastructure private equity firm in New York City. Additionally, I was a Girls Who Invest scholar, where I studied core finance and investment concepts with UCLA Anderson. Previously, I’ve worked as a research assistant at SIEPR (Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research) and as a summer intern at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. On campus, I am heavily involved in Stanford Women in Business and Stanford Consulting. 

Ask me about joining business-oriented organizations on campus, opportunities for women in economics, and deciding on classes! Feel free to reach out - I’m so excited to meet you!  

Michal Skreta

Hello everyone! My name is Michal and I’m a senior from Warsaw, Poland. I’m double majoring in Economics and Political Science and co-terming in Computer Science. My academic interests lie mainly within the international political economy, financial markets, and quantitative social science.

I spent this past summer working at Sundial, a product analytics start-up, as part of the Mayfield Fellows Program. My prior experiences were in investment banking and private equity (Rothschild & Co, Stanford Management Company), social impact (Data Science for Social Good), as well as public policy (G7, U.S. House of Representatives, United Nations). On campus, I have done research at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), have served in leadership positions within the ASSU, and have worked as a Resident Assistant in Soto and 650 Mayfield. I also studied abroad in Oxford my sophomore winter, where I completed a tutorial on the Economics of the European Union. I am currently writing an Honors Thesis at CDDRL.

Feel free to ask me about anything related to double majoring, co-terming, internships, studying abroad, placing out of ECON 1, taking courses at Stanford Law School, doing research on campus, being an international student at Stanford, or about anything else that crosses your mind!


Ravichandra Tadigadapa

Hi! I am Ravichandra Tadigadapa (Ravi), a senior from Mumbai, India. I am double majoring in Economics and International Relations, with interests in economic development, electoral politics, and global history.  

Last year, I took a leave of absence and took up a variety of internships - including with the Research Department of a prominent Indian political party and with the Malaria Consortium, a healthcare non-profit based in the UK. Previously, I interned at the Center for Democratic Development (CDD), a policy think-tank in Ghana, and have worked with non-profits and local governments based in the US and India. On-campus, I am the President of Stanford AMENDS and the Stanford Practical Ethics Club (SPEC). I have done research with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (with Professors Larry Diamond and Francis Fukuyama) and the King Center on Global Development. In my sophomore year at Stanford, I studied abroad at Oxford and completed a tutorial on Development Studies. 

Feel free to ask me about anything related to the Econ major, double majoring, choosing classes, studying abroad, research opportunities at Stanford, or just about anything else! 

Anthony Weng

"Hey, y'all! I'm Anthony, a senior studying Economics and co-terming in Computer Science. I'm interested in decision modeling, fundamental macroeconomic thinking, and applications of algorithmic thinking to economics.

Last summer, I worked for Bridgewater Associates (a hedge fund) in their Investment Logic Engineering department. Before that, I did business development work for a Taiwanese AI company through Stanford Global Studies and wore lots of hats as a co-founder of a nutrition-based start-up. On campus, you can find me in AOERC, in my room, or finding good eats.

I should know a good bit about the Econ major, choosing classes, CS and economics intersections, what to do with an Econ degree, career searching, internship recruiting, etc -- but y'all should feel free to talk to me about anything and everything!"

Benjamin Wittenbrink

Benjamin Wittenbrink

Hi! I’m Benjamin, a senior studying Economics and Mathematics. Broadly, I'm interested in applying a quantitative lens to better understand issues of economic, political, and social importance. 

Last year, I took a leave of absence and worked for a data science startup, QuantCo, at the intersection of econometrics and machine learning. Previously, I worked as a summer analyst on the New York Fed's Financial Intermediation Research team and before that, in an economics and neuroscience lab at the University of Chicago. At Stanford, I have served as a director for Stanford in Government, written for the Daily Data Team, and worked as a research assistant at SIEPR (with Mark Duggan and Gopi Goda). I’m currently writing an honors thesis.

Feel free to ask me any questions about double-majoring, the economics major, research, writing a thesis, choosing classes, careers, working abroad, for anything else you’re curious about!

Michelle Xu-Econ Peer Advisor

Michelle Xu

Hi! I’m Michelle, and I’m a senior majoring in Economics and coterming in Computer Science. I’m interested in business strategy and the intersection between business and technology.

This past summer, I worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager Intern, and I have previously worked two summers at Facebook as a Software Engineer Intern. I will be working as a Business Analyst Intern at McKinsey for the upcoming summer. Feel free to talk to me about tech or consulting recruiting! On campus, I’m involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, Common Origins, and occasionally TA’ing for the Economics Department.

I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about the major, a career within the major, or things completely unrelated to the major as well! 

Victoria Yang

Victoria Yang

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria and I am a senior from China majoring in Economics and Coterm in Computer Science. My academic interests include development, education, economic history, and market design.

Last year, I took a year off in China, doing a mixture of interning in a Chinese ed-tech startup as a product management intern, traveling in China, and writing. Previously, I have interned as a policy analyst for a policy think tank in North Macedonia researching European integration, as a corporate development intern in an HR SaaS unicorn startup Gusto, and as a summer business analyst at McKinsey. On-campus, I had been involved with doing research in deliberative democracy, served on leadership positions at Public Interest Technology, Stanford Debate Society, Stanford consulting, and Forum for American and Chinese Exchange at Stanford.

I could not be where I am today if not for the people and mentors who've helped me along the way, so please feel free to reach out if you have questions! Super happy to chat about anything from women in Economics, overcoming fear for math, taking grad/GSB classes, international student experience, doing research abroad, finding mentors, co-terming - you name it. Happy to help or just chat!