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Camilla Adams – June 2018

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student

June, 2018

Name: Camilla Adams

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

High School: Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Degree objective: B.S in Economics and a Minor in Mathematics.

Expected graduation: May 2019

University highlights, awards, scholarships:
– Economics Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Research Assistant for Professor Jonathan Meer
– Hoover Institution Summer Policy Program, Completed with Honors – Dean’s Honor Roll, 2015, 2016, 2017
– Texas A&M Honor Council
– Professor Svetozar Pejovich Scholarship
– The Neal Hahn Memorial Scholarship
– Association of Former Students Scholarship

Current employment: I am currently interning at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the summer of 2018. During the school year, I work as a teaching assistant for Principles of Microeconomics as well as researching with Jonathan Meer.

Family ties to Texas A&M: My mother, father, and great-uncle attended Texas A&M University.

I chose to attend Texas A&M because… I feel like Texas A&M is an awesome culture fit. I knew nothing about the economics department before arriving in Aggieland, but it has consistently proved a challenging and rewarding academic environment.

My favorite things to do on campus are… I love to go walking with friends.

When I have free time, I like… To run, do yoga, travel, listen to podcasts, and binge watch Ally McBeal.

The craziest thing I’ve done is… Serving as a Fish Camp counselor was a crazy experience. lt allowed me befriend people from all types of backgrounds that I would have never otherwise met.

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… Russ Roberts

If I knew I could not fail, I would… I would travel to every country in the world.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to… Travel to every continent in the world.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it? I want to conduct economic research relevant to labor and education policy. I plan to pursue a pre-doctoral research position before attending graduate school.

After graduation, I plan to… Travel to Europe

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is… I will always remember attending my first football game.