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- NEWSRamez Attia BA ’21 and Matthew Brown BA ’21 were named the winning team at the annual Invent Oregon Collegiate State Finals, earning $10,000, plus an additional $2,000 as People’s Choice winners. Their invention is a cost-effective and tech-savvy device programmed to stop drunk driving before it happens.Aron Phillips BA ’07 shapes athletes’ stories with the latest digital media tools. Read more about Aron’s journey in the newest issue of The Chronicle.The Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, Phase 2 (GAAP2) has recently awarded supplemental funding to support the project, “Food Security and Gender in Maasai Households: An Application of Pro-WEAI (Project Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index) to Northern Tanzania”.When Lewis & Clark undergrads choose to pay the voluntary student “green fee,” the money goes into a fund that allows the college to buy renewable energy certificates and promote sustainability. The Renewable Energy Fee Fund Committee, comprised of students, is responsible for choosing the energy certificates, and awarding grants for student projects, internships, and research.After spending the summer working with students and professors from around the country, three Lewis & Clark students return to campus with new skills and perspectives on how to use mathematics to create a solution to partisan gerrymandering. The six-week program is a collaboration of Tufts University, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In the summer of 2017, Ary Hashim BA ’20 put Lewis & Clark’s Renewable Energy Fee Fund to work in a rural village in Malaysia. He returned to Malaysia this past summer to double the number of lights and solar panels, and expand to an additional village in the area. For him, environmental activism complements the degree he’s pursuing in economics.Associate Professor of Economics Moriah Bostian has been awarded a Fulbright Core Scholar Award for 2018-19.LC Alum Tamma Carleton ’09 is a current PhD candidate at UC Berkeley. She recently published a review of her research on climate change.Michigan State University BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action’s (NSF) grant for Moriah Bostian’s project, “Agri-Environmental Government-Farmer Tax Policies for Controlling Fertilizer Run-off Using a Evolutionary Bi-level Framework.”
Mattersdorff-Steinhardt Lecture 2016- Unequal Chances or Unequal Abilities: What determines social mobility?The lecturer was Dr. Gregory Clark a professor of Economics at UC Davis and a Research Associate at the Center for Poverty Research.Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Moriah Bostian received a grant from the Sylvia Lane Mentorship Fund of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA).On December 8th 2015, economics majors presented their theses on topics ranging from fashion cycles to the value of snow!Yash Desai ’15 shares how his classroom experiences at Lewis & Clark helped him to obtain a position at a local firm. He explores how the values that he learned throughout his four years have allowed him to feel prepared in the the professional setting. Although his ‘assumptions of rationality’ can annoy his friends sometimes, Yash shares that he would not have achieved any of this without his economics degree.Loren Naldoza graduated in 2015 with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant in Madrid, Spain. He wrote us from Spain to share how his post-grad life has been influenced by his degree in economics. Loren has been able to connect his diverse interests and goals to both his academic work and travel experience.Environmental Studies and Economics major Aaron Fellows ’16 talks about his summer internship with the International Economic Development Council.
Student commencement speaker Yash Desai shares highlights of his time at Lewis & Clark.
We caught up with Kate Barhydt to find out about her experiences at Lewis & Clark, what she is doing now, and her advice for current Lewis & Clark students. Kate graduated from Lewis & Clark in 2014 after earning the World Philosophy Award from the Economics Department. She currently is working at the Humphreys Group, a boutique wealth management firm in San Francisco.Katie Keith ’15 has been working with Associate Professor of Economics Clifford Bekar to study social mobility among peasants of medieval England.Meet Zoe Abbott Boyd ’15, an economics major and intern with the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group.
Meet Yash Desai ’15, a economics major and intern at Aginsky Consulting.
Meet Bjorn Hansen ’15, an economics major and intern at Porterhouse Media/PH Recordings.Joyce Iwashita has earned the nation’s top prize for undergraduate leaders, a highly competitive Truman Scholarship. The junior economics major earned one of 59 scholarships awarded this year, an honor which brings up to $30,000 for graduate study and leadership training in preparation for a career in government or the nonprofit sector.Moriah Bostian, Assistant Professor of Economics, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar teaching and research award for the 2014-15 academic year.Hailing from Kathmandu, Nepal, Yurop Shrestha graduated from Lewis & Clark with an Economics degree in 2011. He is currently a Senior Associate at Aginsky Consulting Group, a boutique investment and business advisory firm based in Portland, OR. Yurop is also one of the co-founders of Galt US Ventures LLC, a venture capital firm focused on Northwest-based companies with disruptive technologies. Yurop is planning to go back to Kathmandu soon to start his own non-banking finance company with the objective of introducing truly innovative financials products to the local market in his home country.Hailing from California, Hannah Louis graduated from Lewis & Clark with a degree in Psychology and Economics. During her time at Lewis & Clark, Hannah was a member and the captain of the women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, served in the cognitive neuroscience lab, and worked in the Center for Career and Community Engagement as a Student Assistant. She also worked in the athletic department as the club sports administrator assistant. Hannah is currently a member of the Teach Thailand Corps and is teaching English in a rural village during this academic year.Tamma Carleton ’09 shares her path to the Rhodes Scholarship.Cycling advocate Kiel Johnson BA ’09 tells The Oregonian how he reinvigorated ridership among the city’s youth.2011 Faculty Profile