2017 — 2018 Recipients
Roberto is a Georgia State University student pursuing a BBA in Business Economics. He has an overall GPA of 3.86, and he is currently working as a Financial Associate with Peachtree Financial Group and College Planning. He has also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Jonathan Smith at GSU. After graduating from GSU in May 2018, he plans to work for an economic development organization and obtain his Certified Business Economist certification from National Association for Business Economics (NABE). He eventually hopes to pursue a graduate degree in economics.
Asmaa Malik is a student at Georgia State University pursuing a Masters in Economics. She is expected to complete her MA in Fall 2019. Asmaa works as a Public Finance Fellow at Georgia State University's Center for State and Local Finance. She is very interested in urban economics, and she aspires to become a site-selection consultant in the food-service or restaurant industry. Asmaa also has her own food blog where she combines her interest in food with economics by examining statistical data from readers. Her long run goal is to become a college professor.
Maryam received her undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Wisconsin - Superior in August 2017 (Magna Cum Laude) and is currently pursuing a Masters in Economics from Georgia State University (expected graduation May 2019). As an undergraduate, Maryam was very active in research. She presented a paper at the Wisconsin Economic Association Conference, and another paper she wrote won the Best Undergraduate Research Paper in Economics at the University of Wisconsin Superior in 2016. Maryam also worked as an intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Abuja, Nigeria in the summer of 2016. After completing her master’s degree, Maryam plans to pursue a PhD in Economics.