College Prize for Excellence in Economics goes to Guy Aridor, Calvin Chiu, and Jessika Smith

in Undergraduate Program News
May 16th, 2014

The College Prize for Excellence in Economics recognizes undergraduate students who have shown great achievement in economics, commitment to the field, and a deep passion for learning.  This year’s recipients are Guy Aridor, Calvin Chiu, and Jessika Smith.  Guy has completed his studies in economics, computer science, and mathematics while playing on the BU curling team and serving as captain of the BU Fed Challenge team.  He was the recipient of the Hariri Institute for Computing Award.  After graduating, he will work as a software engineer for Nutonian.  Calvin is graduating with a BA/MA in Economics and a BA in International Relations.  He won the Undergraduate Essay Prize in East Asian Studies in 2013 and has been an avid member of the BU Debate Society.  Jessika is graduating with a BA/MA degree, where her BA is a double major in Economics and Environmental Analysis.  While pursuing her studies, she has been involved in many other activities including volunteering as an SAT math tutor for high school students and serving on the South Campus RHA Executive Board.  After graduating, she plans to pursue a career as an environmental economist.