Alumni Placement and News

Katie Laursen: Research Assistant for a health economist at the University of Michigan

Katie Laursen: Research Assistant for a health economist at the University of Michigan

"I also benefited from the research experience I gained through working on my honors thesis at Davis and doing some summer RA work before my senior year."

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Cassandra Bicakci: Staff Services Analyst at the Central Valley Flood Protection Board

Cassandra Bicakci: Staff Services Analyst at the Central Valley Flood Protection Board

"Economics courses, especially Game Theory, create a strong conceptual foundation for any analytical work. Being able to do research on your own is also very important in my job."

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Pengyue Zhu: Current Second-Year Ph.D. Student in Economics at Boston University

Pengyue Zhu: Current Second-Year Ph.D. Student in Economics at Boston University

"This exchange study experience has greatly encouraged me to pursue graduate study in economics and devote myself in economics research."

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Eric Ung: Grant and Contracts Accountant at CommuniCare Health Centers

Eric Ung: Grant and Contracts Accountant at CommuniCare Health Centers

"In economics, I learned how to analyze data, visually present trends and communicate my reasoning. One thing I really appreciate is that rather than just memorizing information, I was taught how to think. "

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Matthew Dimon: Law Student at Stanford Law School

Matthew Dimon: Law Student at Stanford Law School

"UC Davis has a multitude of programs and opportunities for students, and the economics department is no exception."

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Joseph Melkonian : Graduate Student at Harvard Kennedy School (First Year PhD candidate in Public Policy)

Joseph Melkonian : Graduate Student at Harvard Kennedy School (First Year PhD candidate in Public Policy)

"I most valued the approachability of Davis professors, the breadth of classes offered, and the opportunity to gain firsthand research experience."

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Aman Singh: Data Engineer/ Data Analyst at Chevron Corporation

Aman Singh: Data Engineer/ Data Analyst at Chevron Corporation

"The economics degree helps me with my current job because it helps me think like a stakeholder and be able to understand up to what level the data should be."

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Yunjia Gan: Graduate Student

Yunjia Gan: Graduate Student

"I love the economics courses at UC Davis, students are not learning by just doing problem sets; instead, we learn economics in the context of the real world."

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Funke Aderonmu: Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

Funke Aderonmu: Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow

"During my time at Davis, I was exposed to issues of social injustice and how public policy could be utilized to improve lives through addressing societal problems."

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Bryen Alperin: Senior Commercial Loan Underwriter

Bryen Alperin: Senior Commercial Loan Underwriter

"While having a strong understanding of finance and economics has been very helpful in my role, the critical thinking and communication skills I developed at UC Davis have been equally important."

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Brian Bauer: Account Executive

Brian Bauer: Account Executive

"I felt like when I graduated, I could do anything."

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James Beall: Senior Actuarial Assistant

James Beall: Senior Actuarial Assistant

"Studying Economics at UC Davis prepared me to look beyond the numbers when reviewing my work."

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Grant Hulegaard: Software engineer

Grant Hulegaard: Software engineer

"I think the biggest thing about school at Davis is that you learn how to learn. Almost every class I took had some sort of impact on preparing me for post-college life."

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Andrea Jao: Data and Policy Analyst

Andrea Jao: Data and Policy Analyst

"Take advantage of whatever opportunities you have at Davis, whether academic or extracurricular."

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Allyanna Pittman: Associate Governmental Program Analyst

Allyanna Pittman: Associate Governmental Program Analyst

"One of the most important things that UC Davis taught me was how to be an informed consumer of research."

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Nicholas Rogness: District Executive

Nicholas Rogness: District Executive

"The opportunity to focus on the study of economic inequality and social mobility within the Economics program has proved particularly helpful to my work."

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Zach Rutledge: Graduate Student Researcher

Zach Rutledge: Graduate Student Researcher

"My UC Davis education helped me develop a routine of discipline, allowed me to learn the fundamentals of economic research (especially econometrics), and helped me develop my writing skills for professional-level writing."

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