I am in the midst of my second year of doctoral work at the University of Washington, having transferred from the University of Oregon, where my research interests were in experimental and behavioral economics, interdisciplinary fields that draw on knowledge from both economics and psychology. Prior to enrolling at UO, I attended the University of Puget Sound (UPS) where I studied mathematics, computer science, and economics and graduated magna cum laude. Currently I am pursuing field work in econometrics and international macroeconomics.
I have strong computer skills with programming background in JAVA and MATLAB. I have used STATA, Eviews, and MiniTab for statistical projects. I also have advanced training required to fluently use Office Spreadsheet, Writing, and Presentation programs. With my strong quantitative background, I can quickly learn and use new programming languages and software packages. I have worked in teams as part of the Mathematical Competition in Modeling (MCM) for three years as an undergraduate and in two of those years have been awarded the rank of Outstanding (2007) and Meritorious (2008). In the 2008 MCM, my team was also given the Ben Fusaro award for an exemplary exposition of our solution.
I am experienced and comfortable in positions of leadership, responsibility, and education. I have worked for four years as a rowing coach for adults and high school athletes. I have worked for six years as a tutor in mathematics, computer science, and economics and three years as a teaching assistant in economics for undergraduate courses. Currently, I am training for the United States Rowing Team, having recently finished fifth place at the US Olympic Trials.
I have developed skills that permit me to effectively communicate my ideas and intentions to others. During my time as an undergraduate, I was a member of the Otis Coolidge Chapman Honors Program, an academic program that places an emphasis on writing skills across the disciplines. I have two published papers and a number of works in progress with professors and professional colleagues at Puget Sound, U of Washington, and Russell Investment Group.
Recently, I worked part-time as a rowing coach for Holy Names Academy, an all-girls Catholic school, where I helped young women develop their abilities as nationally competitive athletes.
I work with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and abilities, from middle school pre-algebra to advanced undergraduate and MBA students of analysis, computer science, and statistics.
I hope you are able to give my application serious consideration.
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