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Amazing Student – Emma Jacob

Texas A&M Department of Economics Amazing Student
March 2024


Emma Jacob


Flower Mound, Texas

High School:

Texas Academy of Mathematics & Science, Flower Mound High School

Degree objective:

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Expected graduation:

May 2024

University highlights, awards, scholarships:

Dean’s Honor Roll Award

Clubs/Organizations I am (was) a part of:

I am currently the Vice President of Women in Economics at TAMU! I served previously as the club’s philanthropy chair.

Current employment:

Research Assistant for the Department of Economics

Family ties to Texas A&M:

None, I am a first generation Aggie!

I chose to attend Texas A&M because…

I admire the passionate and unique community that this university fosters and how it enhances the academic experience provided.

My favorite things to do on campus are…

Hanging out with my friends at the Gardens or Aggie Park when the weather is nice!

When I have free time, I like…

To try out new restaurants in BCS, paint with my friends, and watch movies.

The craziest thing I’ve done is…

Went boating with gators in Florida with a 103°F fever!

My favorite place to study is…

The 3rd floor of Evans or Sweet Eugene’s.

My favorite ECON professor is…

Dr. Naufal and Dr. Varghese!

My favorite part of being an Economics student is…

Being constantly reminded of the versatility of economics concepts and their widespread applicability to real-life situations.

If I could share an afternoon with anyone, I would love to share it with…


If I knew I could not fail, I would…

Open a bakery somewhere on the Mediterranean coast and make sweets all day.

If money was not a consideration, I would love to…

Travel all around the world and to space.

What is your passion and how are you committed to pursuing it?

I have always been passionate about understanding human behavior! I seek to pursue this passion by studying behavioral economics in graduate school and by utilizing what I learn in a business career in the future.

After graduation, I plan to…

Spend my summer in Europe and then go to graduate school in the fall!

The one Texas A&M experience I will always remember is…

Witnessing my first ring dunk!