2018 — 2019 Recipients
Fernanda Arcaraz received a B.S. in Economics and International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2018 (Summa Cum Laude). She is currently pursuing a M.S. in Economics at Georgia Tech (expected graduation May 2019). During her undergraduate career, Fernanda was a student ambassador for the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, tutored for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association and for students with special needs, and conducted econometric research to analyze factors affecting corruption in developing countries. Fernanda worked at PLI Consulting as an International Business Development and Sales intern. She also began in undergrad and continues in graduate school to work for the Georgia Tech Office of Hispanic Initiatives as a student assistant and at NCR Corporation as a Global Financial Sales intern. Fernanda has accepted a full-time position with NCR beginning in July 2019 where she will work as a Sales Operations Analyst conducting market research and revenue analytics for NCR in global markets.
Celine is an undergraduate student at Georgia Tech pursuing a B.S. in Economics with two minors in International Affairs and City Planning. She is ranked second in her class, and is currently studying International Economics and Sociology at Sciences Po in Paris on an exchange program this academic year. She has worked on Sociology research with Dr. Allen Hyde at Georgia Tech, interned at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and most recently, interned at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta during the summer of 2018. She hopes to participate in human rights outreach directly after graduation. Her long term goal is to work specifically with economic development and disaster relief in lower income communities throughout the world.
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.