Elisa Wulfsberg – April 2018
Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
High School: Winston Churchill High School
Degree objective: Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Expected graduation: May 2018
University highlights, awards, scholarships: I’m a recipient of the President’s Endowed Scholarship, the Jacqueline M. Browning Scholarship, the Collegeboard Recognition Award, and the Bonnie and Otway B. Denny ’71 Scholarship. I have been published in Applied Economics Letters, after doing research under Dr. Meer and with research partner David Miller. I was also a member of Texas A&M’s Mock Trial team for three years, acting as President for two of the years. At this point in time, I will be graduating from Texas A&M with a 4.0.
Current employment: I am currently an LSAT Instructor with Kaplan Test Prep.
Family ties to Texas A&M: I am a first-generation Aggie!
I chose to attend Texas A&M because… Of the warmth and kindness I felt from the professors and student body
My favorite things to do on campus are… Hammock and run around campus.
When I have free time, I like… Go to the gym and watch “The Office”.
The craziest thing I’ve done is… Studied abroad at Erasmus University in The Netherlands and visited 13 countries in four months.
My favorite place to study is… The Allen Building.
My favorite ECON professor is… Dr. Jonathan Meer
If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with… Barack Obama
If I knew I could not fail, I would… Start my own law firm.
If money was not a consideration, I would love to… I would love to travel around the world.
What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it? I am passionate about helping to rid the discriminatory aspects of our education system that prevent the equal access of educational opportunities for all students, on a basis of socioeconomic status. I plan lo pursue a law degree and ultimately become involved in education policy work.
After graduation, I plan to… Attend law school at Stanford taw, beginning Fall 2018.
The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is… Being a part of the Cornerstone Liberal Arts program and getting to travel with A&M students to Vienna, Austria for spring break.