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Econ recent grad

Hannah Sherseth

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Program: MA in Economics

Graduation Year: September 2020

Why did you choose to come to BU for your graduate degree?

The strength and rigor of the master’s program and the economics faculty completely sold me on coming to BU. It seemed like the best possible way to gain an advanced skillset in economics (and it was!).

What were your favorite spots on the BU campus and in Boston?

The BU Beach is still one of my favorite spots – especially in the fall or spring! Boston Public Garden is also beautiful and a great area to walk around.

What were you involved in on campus or in Boston, aside from your coursework?

I was asked to be the Master’s Representative for the Graduate Economic Association during my fall semester. I helped plan networking and career events for students in the Master’s program. Aside from the Economic Association, I spent the majority of my time with my daughter and husband enjoying Boston.

What is one unique opportunity you have had because of your choice to study at BU?

This past summer, I had the honor of being chosen as a Summer Fellow for the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future. I was able to conduct my own research while being supported by the extraordinary Pardee Center staff and faculty.

What are you doing now that you have graduated? 

I’m currently applying to PhD programs and fine tuning a paper for potential publication. Ultimately, I want to work in academia – conducting my own research, advising on policy decisions, and teaching. My dream is to be able to produce economic research that drives changes in political, social, and economic institutions.