Abigail Husain – July 2020
Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
Hometown: Pearland, TX
High School: Shadow Creek High School
Degree objective: BS in Economics, I chose Economics because I wanted to further my understanding of the business world through the relationship between consumers and the market.
Expected graduation: May 2021
University highlights, awards, scholarships: President’s Scholarship
Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of: Public Relations Chair for the Philippine Student Association (PHILSA), Marketing Chair for Women in Economics (WIE), and Catholic Student Association (CSA)
Current employment: Currently not employed.
Family ties to Texas A&M: None.
I chose to attend Texas A&M because… Of the friendly/family like environment that surrounded me when I visited the campus.
My favorite things to do on campus are… Meet up with friends in between classes, relax at the MSC, and get to know new people.
When I have free time, I like… To play ping pong or tennis with friends, watch Kdramas, discover new recipes, and go thrifting.
The craziest thing I’ve done is… Go skydiving.
My favorite place to study is… The Architecture Building.
My favorite ECON professor is… Professor Yoon Jo who teaches Macroeconomic Theory.
My favorite part of being an Economics student is… Being able to analyze real world problems from an economics perspective.
If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with… My future self, so I can hear about things I should improve upon or opportunities I may have regretted not choosing.
If I knew I could not fail, I would… Start my own business (it is one of my dreams to have my own cafe in the future).
If money was not a consideration, I would love to…Live in different parts of the world and experience different cultures.
What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it? As unconventional as it may seem (as an economics major), I would say one of my strongest passions is for food, it brings me so much joy and happiness especially to be able to share it with loved ones. This desire branches out into my long-term goal of becoming a successful cafe owner in which I am able to share that joy with others.
After graduation, I plan to… I will be applying to the Masters of Science in Finance Program this summer to try and continue my education after I graduate (fingers crossed I get in).
The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is… The first time I participated in singing the Aggie War Hymn