Alumni Corner – Gage
What is your major
Quantitative Economics with a minor in Neuroscience
How did you get interested in STEM
I fell in love with science after reading Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time.
It blew my mind how much of the universe is still unknown.
How did you find out about iTrek
I was forwarded a recruitment email from a professor. It turned out to be a very wise decision to apply.
Which Trek do you participate in?
I was the Trek leader for the Summer 2014 Trek. The topic was coral reef health.
What have you been doing since the Trek?
Since the trek, I have worked to finish my BS and graduated in December of 2014. I am now pursuing a degree at the Wharton School Of Business.
I have used the skills taught to me on my Trek to successfully apply to other internships and continue to develop my academic resume including an internship in Georgia State University’s Experimental Economics Department.
What do enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love to get out doors and exercise. I play ice hockey and tennis during my free time. I have also been trying to learn to write code; Python is my favorite language so far.
What is something you are really looking forward to?
In the words of Peter Thiel “if you can see yourself in a place for more than two years, do you really want to be there?” I look forward to the next adventure I get myself into, regardless of what that may be.
Would you recommend iTrek?
I would definitely recommend iTrek to an undergrad student. There are very few internships that allow you to completely choose your topic and develop the procedures. I had a lot of fun and met some incredible people! I am very proud to have participated in this program.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I hope to work in a large bank or analytics firm. I really enjoy interpreting human behavior and using that information to make predictions about the future. I want to find a career that allows me to be dynamic and presents a new challenge every day.
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