I work at the El Paso Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas in economic research! Apart from that, I also work for AggieVision, the sports broadcasting unit here at NMSU. I love sports and I love helping others get to watch the Aggies! I co-founded and am now serving as President of a student chapter of the American Statistical Association here at NMSU. My favorite quote is: “Money is the Mc-mansion in Sarasota that starts falling apart after 10 years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries. I cannot respect someone who doesn’t see the difference” by Frank Underwood, House of Cards.
I just finished an application for a Fulbright Award to study economics in New Zealand! I also put in an application for a new program out of China called the Schwarzman Scholars. I wouldn’t have even known the Schwarzman Scholars existed if the Honors College and Dr. Ketelaar hadn’t been there to help me through the application process! If I don’t study economics in New Zealand or jet off to China, I’ll either get a job or go to grad school (or both!). I’m applying to about 20 different programs and I’m hoping I’ll have at least one offer on my desk come May. My advice for students would be “you only get what you go after.” Nothing’s handed to you, nothing comes easily. Work hard and put your mind to it and you can accomplish whatever you want!
The Honors College has helped me get the classes I need to graduate, the scholarships I need to survive and the assistance to get more scholarships to keep surviving! In all honesty, though, the Honors College helped me immensely to build connections and to secure my future! I am immensely grateful.