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Carson Conley

Carson Conley

Hello! I'm Carson, a senior from Southern Indiana. I am majoring in Economics and am particularly interested in healthcare economics, economic policy, and modelling decisions. I am currently writing an Honors thesis on state healthcare policy.

This past summer, I interned at a management consulting firm, Bain & Company. In this role, I assisted a large consumer goods company through a digital transformation. Previously, I interned in the economic development agency of the New York City government and completed summer research with the Biology department. On campus, I am a member of the Stanford Equestrian Team and Stanford Symphony Orchestra. I have also served as a Resident Assistant in an all-freshmen dorm, Arroyo.

Ask me about the economics major, Honors theses, management consulting, government-sponsored economic initiatives, deciding between majors (I came to Stanford as a pre-law math major!), and more! 

Abeer Dahiya

Abeer Dahiya

I’m a junior double-majoring in Economics and Mathematical and Computational Science, and co-President of the Stanford Economics Association. My academic interests are driven by uncertainty, and how agents respond strategically to stochastic systems. My affinity for difficult situations extends to my political cartoons, which are regularly featured in the Stanford Daily, debate, and the intricate democracy of my home country of India. I’m excited to meet students starting their Economics journey at Stanford, and to remove as much uncertainty about their major choices as I can!

Katherine Du

Katherine Du

I’m Katherine, a senior majoring in Economics, minoring in Computer Science, and co-terming in Management Science & Engineering. I grew up in London and Connecticut.

This summer, I worked in technology private equity (Silver Lake) and quantitative research (Causeway Capital Management). Previously, I worked in investment banking (Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Financial Sponsors Group) and financial modeling (BlackRock). I took a gap year prior to Stanford and worked in national marketing, sales, and video strategy (Meredith Corporation). I am also passionate about writing; my work has been published by The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Huffington Post.

At Stanford, I have served as a Voting Member on the Stanford University Board of Trustees Committee on Finance; Councilor on the Stanford School of Engineering Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council; and TA for five courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In addition, I have conducted research for Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Lt. General H.R. McMaster. I am currently serving as Steve Ballmer and Mark Duggan’s TA for their economics seminar.

Feel free to ask me about pursuing the economics major with no prior subject background; major/minor/co-term planning; taking courses at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; conducting research on campus; taking time off school; navigating career search; or anything else about life, the universe, and everything. It is my honor to be an econ peer advisor. I am so excited to meet you.

Lauren Fishman

Lauren Fishman

Hey everyone! My name is Lauren, and I’m a senior majoring in Economics and coterming in Management Science & Engineering (Decision and Risk Analysis). I’m most interested in financial markets, health economics, and the application of neuroscience to the field of economics.

I spent this past summer as a Summer Analyst in the Global Markets division at Goldman Sachs, where I rotated with the Interest Rate Products Trading  and Equity Derivative Sales desks. Previously, I worked as a summer Strategy Analyst at Jyve Corporation, a SF-based startup and tech platform. On campus, I have done neuroethology research under Professor Russell Fernald and currently research bias in SEC reporting with GSB Professor Maureen McNichols. I am also a co-chair for Vice Provost Sarah Church’s Student Advisory Group, Portfolio Manager for the Blyth Fund, and tutor for Stanford’s Schwab Learning Center.

Please reach out to me with any questions about the economics major, coterming, studying abroad, doing research on campus, or anything else you’re curious about!

Sid Gehlaut

Sid Gehlaut

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

Last summer, I worked remotely at a tech-focused asset management firm located in Tokyo. Previously, I have interned at a data analytics company in the Chicago suburbs. On campus, I am very involved in residential education through staffing Branner and through my involvement with the Frosh 101 program. I am also involved in SENSA, Common Origins, and multiple 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!

Edith Pan

Edith Pan

Hi there! My name is Edith, and I am a junior 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 junior majoring and economics and minoring in data science.  I'm interested in economics, finance, and technology.

Last summer I worked for a private equity firm that invests in medical technology companies, and I 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!

Ana Carolina Queiroz

Hello! My name is Ana Carolina and I am a senior majoring in Econ. Have you ever struggled with an Econ class? Have you ever asked yourself if Econ really is for you? Have you ever had a hard time balancing classes, on-campus jobs, personal life, and all things that come up during the quarter? If you answered yes to any of these questions, well… me too! I would love to be a resource to support and cheer for you during your Economics journey at Stanford, whether you are just testing waters with Econ 1 or already taking upper-division courses.  

Here are some facts about me: I was born and raised in Brazil, which is also where I spent my gap year in 2018-19. I am currently writing an honors thesis, and my main academic interests are in political economy, development economics, and market design. In this past year, I worked for Professor Grant Miller at the Stanford Human Trafficking Data Lab, and for Professor Jeremy Bulow to study risk and returns of university endowments. Currently, I am working for Professors Pascaline Dupas and Marcel Fafchamps in an initiative on the socioeconomic Impacts of Urbanization in Côte d'Ivoire. Fun fact: Before taking my gap year, I also worked for them, and got to spent the summer in Côte d'Ivoire, which was one of the most meaningful experiences I ever had! 

Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about navigating your Econ journey, picking classes, becoming a research assistant, working in the field, reaching out to faculty, doing the honors program, taking a gap year – or if you just want to chat!  

Michelle Xu

Michelle Xu

Hello! My name is Michelle, and I’m a junior majoring in Economics. I’m really interested in studying market behavior and strategy, especially those of the technology industry.

I have worked at Facebook for the past two summers as a software engineer intern. On campus, I have worked as an Economics Subject Tutor for ECON 1 and 50 and an Economics Teaching Assistant for ECON 50. I’m currently the Co-President of Common Origins, Stanford’s largest dance team, and have previously been involved with Stanford Society of Women Engineers and Stanford Undergraduate Research Association.

Feel free to ask me any questions related to the major, balancing tech with economics, tutoring, recruiting for finance/consulting from a non-business background, or anything else!

Daniel Yang

Daniel Yang

Hi! My name is Daniel, and I’m a junior studying Economics with interests in development, environmental economics, and macroeconomics. I’m also interested in the history of economic thought and its implications for economic thinking in our own time.

Following a research trip to Rwanda and Kenya with the King Center, I worked as a short-term consultant at the World Bank. Prior to that, I spent my first summer as a correspondent at the UN, reporting on humanitarian crises.

Please feel free to send me an email to discuss anything related to the major that may be helpful to you. Look forward to meeting you!