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2020 Economics Career Forum (Sponsored by the ECO) (Thursday, February 27th 2020, 3:00 pm EST - Friday, February 28th 2020, 3:00 pm EST)

When: Thursday, February 27th 2020, 3:00 pm EST - Friday, February 28th 2020, 3:00 pm EST

Location: Monroe Hall, 130, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

What can you do with an economics major? Almost anything!

Join the Economics Department in welcoming alumni and other guests with Economics majors for a day and a half of career panels, office hours with alumni, a dinner in downtown Charlottesville, and other networking opportunities. You’ll hear from guests with diverse backgrounds who will provide tips and advice about your internship and job search. and have a chance to ask questions and speak one-on-one with our guests. This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in the fields of our guests.

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Below is information about all of the programming for this year's undergraduate Economics Career Forum. You may register for the individual events using the links below. You must sign up to reserve your spot. DO NOT REGISTER ON THIS PAGE. All programs, except the evening reception, are casual dress.

2020 Economics Undergraduate Career Forum Information
February 27-28, 2020

REGISTER FOR EVENTS BELOW.

Thursday, 2/27 Industry Talk with Matt Cooper, Principal at BCG, from 5-6 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/444086

Thursday, 2/27 Networking Dinner at Junction 7-9 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/440421

Friday, 2/28 Panel 1 from 10-11 am
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/444091

Friday, 2/28 Office Hours Session 1 from 10-11 am
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/448772

Friday, 2/28 Panel 2 from 11:15-12:15 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/444088

Friday, 2/28 Office Hours Session 2 from 11:15-12:15 pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/448767

Friday, 2/28 Networking Lunch from 12:30-2pm
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/444092

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Alumni Participants:

Diane Cherry (Economics, 1989), Renewable Energy Consultant, Diane Cherry Consulting
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-cherry/

"Diane Cherry is the founder of Diane Cherry Consulting through which she specializes in Renewable Energy. Before founding her own firm, Diane served as the Environments Policy Manager at the Institute for Emerging Issues and worked collaboratively with individuals from all sectors and areas of North Carolina to build capacity for collective action in energy, infrastructure, transportation and the natural environment. Diane also teaches U.S. Environmental Policy in the graduate MPA program at NC State University. Prior to joining IEI, she worked as a budget and management analyst for the City of Raleigh, overseeing the development of the city’s operating and capital budgets. Diane also worked as an environmental policy analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the senior policy advisor to the state’s Environmental Director at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In addition, she spent time in Washington D.C. at Resources for the Future, Inc. and at Abt Associates. She holds an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. Diane serves on the board of the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association and is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina."

Matt Cooper (Economics & Mathematics, 2010), Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-cooper-67618340/

"Matt is a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where he primarily works with large Retail and Consumer companies and leads projects focusing on growth, operations, and applied data science and data engineering. He grew up near Cincinnati, OH and attended UVA from 2006-2010, where he double majored in Economics and Mathematics. While at UVA, Matt completed an internship in Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice (helping inform his Fourth-Year Economics thesis) and was also a proud member of the Hoo Crew Executive Board (prior to the Tony Bennett years!). Upon graduating in 2010, Matt joined BCG and moved to the Washington, D.C. area. In 2013, he attended Harvard Business School. During business school, he spent a summer working in Business Strategy with the Orlando Magic and a year teaching introductory Economics part-time at Harvard College. After business school, he returned to BCG and transferred to Boston. In his spare time, Matt enjoys traveling, playing golf and other sports, and spending relaxing evenings with friends over dinner or board games."

Raj Doshi (Economics, 1999), SVP of Sales and Business Development at Updater
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajrdoshi/

"Raj is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Updater, a technology company focused on making the moving process easier for the 17 million U.S. households that move each year. Prior to Updater, he spent 5 years at Google, where he was the Head of Strategy for the Americas Sales organization and then was Head of Customer Acquisition for Google Fiber. He holds an MPP from Harvard University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UVA."

Jeff Hall (Economics, 2001), Deputy Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hall-ba109b6/

"Jeff is a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he oversees the Strategy, Planning, and Management team for the foundation’s advocacy work across North America. In this role, he leads a cross-functional team in supporting the development and execution of policy, communications, and government relations strategies, and provides operational guidance, internal programmatic and financial alignment, and external investment support for issues related to U.S. education and economic mobility, as well as global health and development priorities. In the near future, he will be transitioning to the China Country Office where he will maintain the same role in support of the foundation's work in Beijing. Raised outside of Washington D.C., Jeff received his B.A. in Economics from UVA and spent nearly 15 years working in the public and private sectors consulting around the U.S. and across the globe, including the Middle East and South America, before moving to the Pacific Northwest and pursuing mission-driven work."

Rebecca Lopdrup (Economics, 2013), Principal Product Manager for Alexa at Amazon
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajlmiller/

"Rebecca is a Principal Product Manager for Alexa, an Amazon product with over 100 million devices sold to customers. She leads the product team that develops Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience that lets hotel guests ask Alexa to deliver room service, control smart devices, call the spa, and more. Before Alexa, she led customer experiences for Amazon Prime. Over 100 million Prime customers enjoy benefits which include free, fast shipping on over 100 million items, video and music streaming, and more. Rebecca’s favorite Prime item is a Hutzler Banana Slicer -- especially for its customer reviews. She joined Amazon after graduating with a degree in Economics from UVA in 2013. She lives, hikes, skis, runs, and bikes in Seattle with her husband, Greg."

Clay Lowery (Economics & Foreign Affairs, 1990), Executive Vice President, Institute of International Finance
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clay-lowery-13250013/

"Clay Lowery is the Executive Vice President for Research and Policy at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). In this role he serves on the IIF’s management team and oversees its economic research and regulatory and policy advocacy work. More recently, Mr. Lowery was a managing director at Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focused on international financial regulation, sovereign debt, macroeconomic policies, exchange rates, and investment policy. Mr. Lowery advised multinational companies, financial institutions, and private equity firms on these matters. Previously, Mr. Lowery was vice president for international government affairs with Cisco Systems and managing director for the Glover Park Group. Mr. Lowery served as the assistant secretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2005 to 2009. In that role, he managed a 200-person team responsible for economic and financial diplomacy, monetary and banking issues, currency strategy, and trade and investment practices. He chaired the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the government committee that reviews international mergers and acquisitions that may affect national security interests. He was the point person on U.S. policy toward sovereign wealth funds; served as the finance deputy to the G20, G7, International Monetary Fund, and the Financial Stability Forum; and was appointed by the president at various times to be the U.S. representative to the boards of the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Inter-American Development Banks.  Mr. Lowery received his BA in Economics from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) and his MSc. at the London School of Economics. In 2009, he was awarded the Alexander Hamilton prize, the highest U.S. Treasury Department honor."

Logan Nicholson (Economics & Systems Engineering, 2003), Head of US Leveraged Finance Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/logan-n-31604087/

"Logan is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York City, where he lead sthe U.S. Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team. He graduated from UVA with a BS in Systems Engineering and has worked with many economics majors. While he was a student at UVA, he interned at Robertson Stephens as an investment banking summer analyst. After graduation, he began working as a Loan Capital Markets Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he has been working for the past 17 years."

Frederick Nolde (Economics, 2003), Director, Investure LLC
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederick-nolde-cfa-2a0b34/

"Frederick Nolde is a Director at Investure, a recognized leader in the endowment and foundation investment management industry that pioneered the full-service outsourced investment office model. Previously, Frederick worked at BDC Investments, The Riverstone Group, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Frederick has a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, an MBA from The Wharton School, and is a CFA charterholder."

Lindsey Walsh (Economics & International Relations, 2006), Vice President of Product, Gartner
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-walsh-5905994/

"After earning her undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations at UVA, Lindsey spent a summer abroad with her now husband exploring various parts of Brazil. After returning to the U.S., she began work at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner) in an entry level sales role for Supply Chain, Operations and Manufacturing practice. After a year in sales, she moved to Account Management for the Legal practice. Two years later, she completed my Master's in Applied Economics and moved into a hybrid research/advisory role for the Federal Government Finance practice. Two years later, she moved into a newly established group called the Data Lab, where sje was responsible for managing a team that integrated data from 5 acquired companies into a single Data Lake that could be used for a variety of research purposes. The Data Lab evolved into a nascent Data Science team where we explored early applications of Machine Learning. In 2016 when CEB acquired two tech start-ups, she moved over as a Senior Product Manager responsible for the vision and execution of the data analytics business strategy. Today, she is Head of Product for a 200+ person team with a mix of developers, data scientists and artists. In 2019 her team grew our core product at 23%."

Ian Yanusko (Economics & Political and Social Thought, 2017), Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-yanusko-6b240591/

"Ian graduated from UVA in 2017 and has lived in Washington, D.C. since, where he works as a Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic and litigation consulting firm. While at UVA, he participated in Res Staff, sang in an a cappella group, and planned trips with the Outdoors Club. In D.C. he is an active climber, biker, and jazz club patron. In a couple of months he plans on biking across the U.S. before he starts a new job abroad as an Alter Fellow."

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ECO AIR: Intro to Finance & Banking (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, April 10th 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT)

When: Friday, April 10th 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Details of this event are forthcoming.

https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/428262/share_preview

How to Get a Job in Consulting (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, March 27th 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT)

When: Friday, March 27th 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Details of this event are forthcoming.

https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/428249/share_preview

ECO AIR: Jobs in Environmental Economics and Non-Profits (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, March 20th 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT)

When: Friday, March 20th 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Location: Monroe Hall, 235, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Details of this event are forthcoming.

https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/428230/share_preview

2020 Economics Career Forum | Networking Lunch (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, February 28th 2020, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST)

When: Friday, February 28th 2020, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Location: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth , Newcomb Hall (Student Center), Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

9 UVA Alumni across different sectors, industries, and job functions will discuss their work, share recruiting tips, and then meet with students in small groups at this fun and interactive luncheon. Stop by and grab a boxed lunch and then mingle with our guests. All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win gift cards to restaurants on the Corner.

The Networking Luncheon begins with Clay Lowery's brief talk about U.S. and China Trade. Clay's bio may be found below.

Alumni Guests include:

Diane Cherry (Economics, 1989), Renewable Energy Consultant, Diane Cherry Consulting
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-cherry/

"Diane Cherry is the founder of Diane Cherry Consulting through which she specializes in Renewable Energy. Before founding her own firm, Diane served as the Environments Policy Manager at the Institute for Emerging Issues and worked collaboratively with individuals from all sectors and areas of North Carolina to build capacity for collective action in energy, infrastructure, transportation and the natural environment. Diane also teaches U.S. Environmental Policy in the graduate MPA program at NC State University. Prior to joining IEI, she worked as a budget and management analyst for the City of Raleigh, overseeing the development of the city’s operating and capital budgets. Diane also worked as an environmental policy analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the senior policy advisor to the state’s Environmental Director at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In addition, she spent time in Washington D.C. at Resources for the Future, Inc. and at Abt Associates. She holds an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. Diane serves on the board of the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association and is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina."

Matt Cooper (Economics & Mathematics, 2010), Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-cooper-67618340/

"Matt is a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where he primarily works with large Retail and Consumer companies and leads projects focusing on growth, operations, and applied data science and data engineering. He grew up near Cincinnati, OH and attended UVA from 2006-2010, where he double majored in Economics and Mathematics. While at UVA, Matt completed an internship in Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice (helping inform his Fourth-Year Economics thesis) and was also a proud member of the Hoo Crew Executive Board (prior to the Tony Bennett years!). Upon graduating in 2010, Matt joined BCG and moved to the Washington, D.C. area. In 2013, he attended Harvard Business School. During business school, he spent a summer working in Business Strategy with the Orlando Magic and a year teaching introductory Economics part-time at Harvard College. After business school, he returned to BCG and transferred to Boston. In his spare time, Matt enjoys traveling, playing golf and other sports, and spending relaxing evenings with friends over dinner or board games."

Raj Doshi (Economics, 1999), SVP of Sales and Business Development at Updater
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajrdoshi/

"Raj is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Updater, a technology company focused on making the moving process easier for the 17 million U.S. households that move each year. Prior to Updater, he spent 5 years at Google, where he was the Head of Strategy for the Americas Sales organization and then was Head of Customer Acquisition for Google Fiber. He holds an MPP from Harvard University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UVA."

Jeff Hall (Economics, 2001), Deputy Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hall-ba109b6/

"Jeff is a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he oversees the Strategy, Planning, and Management team for the foundation’s advocacy work across North America. In this role, he leads a cross-functional team in supporting the development and execution of policy, communications, and government relations strategies, and provides operational guidance, internal programmatic and financial alignment, and external investment support for issues related to U.S. education and economic mobility, as well as global health and development priorities. In the near future, he will be transitioning to the China Country Office where he will maintain the same role in support of the foundation's work in Beijing. Raised outside of Washington D.C., Jeff received his B.A. in Economics from UVA and spent nearly 15 years working in the public and private sectors consulting around the U.S. and across the globe, including the Middle East and South America, before moving to the Pacific Northwest and pursuing mission-driven work."

Rebecca Lopdrup (Economics, 2013), Principal Product Manager for Alexa at Amazon
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajlmiller/

"Rebecca is a Principal Product Manager for Alexa, an Amazon product with over 100 million devices sold to customers. She leads the product team that develops Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience that lets hotel guests ask Alexa to deliver room service, control smart devices, call the spa, and more. Before Alexa, she led customer experiences for Amazon Prime. Over 100 million Prime customers enjoy benefits which include free, fast shipping on over 100 million items, video and music streaming, and more. Rebecca’s favorite Prime item is a Hutzler Banana Slicer -- especially for its customer reviews. She joined Amazon after graduating with a degree in Economics from UVA in 2013. She lives, hikes, skis, runs, and bikes in Seattle with her husband, Greg."

Clay Lowery (Economics & Foreign Affairs, 1990), Executive Vice President, Institute of International Finance
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clay-lowery-13250013/

"Clay Lowery is the Executive Vice President for Research and Policy at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). In this role he serves on the IIF’s management team and oversees its economic research and regulatory and policy advocacy work. More recently, Mr. Lowery was a managing director at Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focused on international financial regulation, sovereign debt, macroeconomic policies, exchange rates, and investment policy. Mr. Lowery advised multinational companies, financial institutions, and private equity firms on these matters. Previously, Mr. Lowery was vice president for international government affairs with Cisco Systems and managing director for the Glover Park Group. Mr. Lowery served as the assistant secretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2005 to 2009. In that role, he managed a 200-person team responsible for economic and financial diplomacy, monetary and banking issues, currency strategy, and trade and investment practices. He chaired the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the government committee that reviews international mergers and acquisitions that may affect national security interests. He was the point person on U.S. policy toward sovereign wealth funds; served as the finance deputy to the G20, G7, International Monetary Fund, and the Financial Stability Forum; and was appointed by the president at various times to be the U.S. representative to the boards of the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Inter-American Development Banks.  Mr. Lowery received his BA in Economics from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) and his MSc. at the London School of Economics. In 2009, he was awarded the Alexander Hamilton prize, the highest U.S. Treasury Department honor."

Frederick Nolde (Economics, 2003), Director, Investure LLC
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederick-nolde-cfa-2a0b34/

"Frederick Nolde is a Director at Investure, a recognized leader in the endowment and foundation investment management industry that pioneered the full-service outsourced investment office model. Previously, Frederick worked at BDC Investments, The Riverstone Group, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Frederick has a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, an MBA from The Wharton School, and is a CFA charterholder."

Lindsey Walsh (Economics & International Relations, 2006), Vice President of Product, Gartner
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-walsh-5905994/

"After earning her undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations at UVA, Lindsey spent a summer abroad with her now husband exploring various parts of Brazil. After returning to the U.S., she began work at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner) in an entry level sales role for Supply Chain, Operations and Manufacturing practice. After a year in sales, she moved to Account Management for the Legal practice. Two years later, she completed my Master's in Applied Economics and moved into a hybrid research/advisory role for the Federal Government Finance practice. Two years later, she moved into a newly established group called the Data Lab, where sje was responsible for managing a team that integrated data from 5 acquired companies into a single Data Lake that could be used for a variety of research purposes. The Data Lab evolved into a nascent Data Science team where we explored early applications of Machine Learning. In 2016 when CEB acquired two tech start-ups, she moved over as a Senior Product Manager responsible for the vision and execution of the data analytics business strategy. Today, she is Head of Product for a 200+ person team with a mix of developers, data scientists and artists. In 2019 her team grew our core product at 23%."

Ian Yanusko (Economics & Political and Social Thought, 2017), Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-yanusko-6b240591/

"Ian graduated from UVA in 2017 and has lived in Washington, D.C. since, where he works as a Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic and litigation consulting firm. While at UVA, he participated in Res Staff, sang in an a cappella group, and planned trips with the Outdoors Club. In D.C. he is an active climber, biker, and jazz club patron. In a couple of months he plans on biking across the U.S. before he starts a new job abroad as an Alter Fellow."

Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Economics Career Forum below!
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/319208

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2020 Economics Career Forum | Panel 2 (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, February 28th 2020, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST)

When: Friday, February 28th 2020, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST

Location: Monroe Hall, 134, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join the Department of Economics for the 2020 Economics Career Forum Panels!

Thinking about majoring in Economics? Wondering what jobs are out there for econ majors?! At this panel, you'll hear from guests with diverse backgrounds and divergent career paths. You'll learn what led our alums to their current careers, you'll hear some industry insights and advice, and you'll have a chance to ask our alums questions about their current and past roles and experiences. This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in the fields of our guests, as well as to students who are still figuring out the field of work they'd like to get involved with!

Panel 2 will be moderated by Professor Farmer. Professor Farmer teaches Econometrics.

Who Should Attend:
1. Any Economics major looking for a job or internship
2. Any student considering the Economics major
3. Any student interested in learning more about our alumni visitors, the organizations they work for/have worked for, schools they've attended, or other experiences they have had. Check out their LinkedIn profiles below for more details.

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Panel 2 Alumni:

Diane Cherry (Economics, 1989), Renewable Energy Consultant, Diane Cherry Consulting
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diane-cherry/

"Diane Cherry is the founder of Diane Cherry Consulting through which she specializes in Renewable Energy. Before founding her own firm, Diane served as the Environments Policy Manager at the Institute for Emerging Issues and worked collaboratively with individuals from all sectors and areas of North Carolina to build capacity for collective action in energy, infrastructure, transportation and the natural environment. Diane also teaches U.S. Environmental Policy in the graduate MPA program at NC State University. Prior to joining IEI, she worked as a budget and management analyst for the City of Raleigh, overseeing the development of the city’s operating and capital budgets. Diane also worked as an environmental policy analyst at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as the senior policy advisor to the state’s Environmental Director at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. In addition, she spent time in Washington D.C. at Resources for the Future, Inc. and at Abt Associates. She holds an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a BA in economics from the University of Virginia. Diane serves on the board of the N.C. Sustainable Energy Association and is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina."

Matt Cooper (Economics & Mathematics, 2010), Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-cooper-67618340/

"Matt is a Principal at the Boston Consulting Group, where he primarily works with large Retail and Consumer companies and leads projects focusing on growth, operations, and applied data science and data engineering. He grew up near Cincinnati, OH and attended UVA from 2006-2010, where he double majored in Economics and Mathematics. While at UVA, Matt completed an internship in Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice (helping inform his Fourth-Year Economics thesis) and was also a proud member of the Hoo Crew Executive Board (prior to the Tony Bennett years!). Upon graduating in 2010, Matt joined BCG and moved to the Washington, D.C. area. In 2013, he attended Harvard Business School. During business school, he spent a summer working in Business Strategy with the Orlando Magic and a year teaching introductory Economics part-time at Harvard College. After business school, he returned to BCG and transferred to Boston. In his spare time, Matt enjoys traveling, playing golf and other sports, and spending relaxing evenings with friends over dinner or board games."

Jeff Hall (Economics, 2001), Deputy Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hall-ba109b6/

"Jeff is a Deputy Director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he oversees the Strategy, Planning, and Management team for the foundation’s advocacy work across North America. In this role, he leads a cross-functional team in supporting the development and execution of policy, communications, and government relations strategies, and provides operational guidance, internal programmatic and financial alignment, and external investment support for issues related to U.S. education and economic mobility, as well as global health and development priorities. In the near future, he will be transitioning to the China Country Office where he will maintain the same role in support of the foundation's work in Beijing. Raised outside of Washington D.C., Jeff received his B.A. in Economics from UVA and spent nearly 15 years working in the public and private sectors consulting around the U.S. and across the globe, including the Middle East and South America, before moving to the Pacific Northwest and pursuing mission-driven work."

Lindsey Walsh (Economics & International Relations, 2006), Vice President of Product, Gartner
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-walsh-5905994/

"After earning her undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations at UVA, Lindsey spent a summer abroad with her now husband exploring various parts of Brazil. After returning to the U.S., she began work at the Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner) in an entry level sales role for Supply Chain, Operations and Manufacturing practice. After a year in sales, she moved to Account Management for the Legal practice. Two years later, she completed my Master's in Applied Economics and moved into a hybrid research/advisory role for the Federal Government Finance practice. Two years later, she moved into a newly established group called the Data Lab, where sje was responsible for managing a team that integrated data from 5 acquired companies into a single Data Lake that could be used for a variety of research purposes. The Data Lab evolved into a nascent Data Science team where we explored early applications of Machine Learning. In 2016 when CEB acquired two tech start-ups, she moved over as a Senior Product Manager responsible for the vision and execution of the data analytics business strategy. Today, she is Head of Product for a 200+ person team with a mix of developers, data scientists and artists. In 2019 her team grew our core product at 23%."

Ian Yanusko (Economics & Political and Social Thought, 2017), Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-yanusko-6b240591/

"Ian graduated from UVA in 2017 and has lived in Washington, D.C. since, where he works as a Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research, an economic and litigation consulting firm. While at UVA, he participated in Res Staff, sang in an a cappella group, and planned trips with the Outdoors Club. In D.C. he is an active climber, biker, and jazz club patron. In a couple of months he plans on biking across the U.S. before I start a new job abroad as an Alter Fellow."

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You can hear from our other alums at our second panel, which will directly follow this one. Details for the 11:15am panel may be found here: https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/444091

Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Economics Career Forum below!
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/319208

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2020 Economics Career Forum | Office Hours Session 2 (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, February 28th 2020, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST)

When: Friday, February 28th 2020, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm EST

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join UVA Alumni returning to Grounds to speak about their jobs in the public and private sectors. Office hours provide you with 20 minutes of face-to-face time with the alums of your choice, and will give you a chance to ask questions and network with our guests. This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in the fields of our guests, and to students who are still working to determine what career path is the best fit for them!

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Below are the alumni hosting Office Hours during Session 2. Please register for the event on Handshake, then copy and paste the link to sign up for the alumni you wish to speak with.

Raj Doshi (Economics, 1999), SVP of Sales and Business Development at Updater
Sign up for Raj's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/raj-doshi-office-hours

Rebecca Lopdrup Miller (Economics, 2013), Principal Product Manager for Alexa at Amazon
Sign up for Rebecca's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/rebecca-lopdrup-office-hours

Clay Lowery (Economics & Foreign Affairs, 1990), Executive Vice President, Institute of International Finance
Sign up for Clay's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/clay-lowery-office-hours

Frederick Nolde (Economics, 2003), Director, Investure LLC
Sign up for Fred's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/fred-nolde-office-hours

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PLEASE NOTE:

Students must register for the Office Hours session he or she is attending on Handshake and sign up for a time slot on Calendly. Please register on this page, then copy and paste the external link to register for the alum you wish to speak with during office hours. If you are not registered on Handshake, but signed up for a slot on Calendly, you will be dropped from Office Hours, and vice versa.

Students may sign up for a 20-minute office hours time slot with up to 2 alumni, and each slot will have 2 students. If you sign up for more than 2, we will randomly drop one of your choices. To be put on the waitlist for any of these slots, please email Jojo Chao at jc6bf@virginia.edu with the time slot you'd like to be waitlisted for and your phone number. If you choose to be put on the waitlist you must be on call, in Monroe Hall, during your waitlisted time slot.

Check in is at Monroe 120. Arrive 10 minutes before your designated time slot. Dress is casual.

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Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Economics Career Forum below!
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2020 Economics Career Forum | Office Hours Session 1 (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, February 28th 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST)

When: Friday, February 28th 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Location: Monroe Hall, 120, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join UVA Alumni returning to Grounds to speak about their jobs in the public and private sectors. Office hours provide you with 20 minutes of face-to-face time with the alums of your choice, and will give you a chance to ask questions and network with our guests. This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in the fields of our guests, and to students who are still working to determine what career path is the best fit for them!

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Below are the alumni hosting Office Hours during Session 1. Please register for the event on Handshake, then copy and paste the link to sign up for the alumni you wish to speak with.

Diane Cherry (Economics, 1989), Renewable Energy Consultant, Diane Cherry Consulting
Sign up for Diane's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/diane-cherry-office-hours

Matt Cooper (Economics & Mathematics, 2010), Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
Sign up for Matt's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/matt-cooper-office-hours

Jeff Hall (Economics, 2001), Deputy Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Sign up for Jeff's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/jeff-hall-office-hours

Lindsey Walsh (Economics & International Relations, 2006), Vice President of Product, Gartner
Sign up for Lindsey's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/lindsey-walsh-office-hours

Ian Yanusko (Economics & Political and Social Thought, 2017), Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research
Sign up for Ian's Office Hours: https://calendly.com/jc6bf/ian-yanusko-office-hours

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PLEASE NOTE:

Students must register for the Office Hours session he or she is attending on Handshake and sign up for a time slot on Calendly. Please register on this page, then copy and paste the external link to register for the alum you wish to speak with during office hours. If you are not registered on Handshake, but signed up for a slot on Calendly, you will be dropped from Office Hours, and vice versa.

Students may sign up for a 20-minute office hours time slot with up to 2 alumni, and each slot with have room for 2 students. If you sign up for more than 2 slots, we will randomly drop one of your choices. To be put on the waitlist for any of these slots, please email Jojo Chao at jc6bf@virginia.edu with the time slot you'd like to be waitlisted for and your phone number. If you choose to be put on the waitlist you must be on call, in Monroe Hall, during your waitlisted time slot.

Check in is at Monroe 120. Arrive 10 minutes before your designated time slot. Dress is casual.

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Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Economics Career Forum below!
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/319208

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2020 Economics Career Forum | Panel 1 (Sponsored by the ECO) (Friday, February 28th 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST)

When: Friday, February 28th 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Location: Monroe Hall, 134, Monroe Hall, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Join the Department of Economics for the 2020 Economics Career Forum Panels!

Thinking about majoring in Economics? Wondering what jobs are out there for econ majors?! At this panel, you'll hear from guests with diverse backgrounds and divergent career paths. You'll learn what led our alums to their current careers, you'll hear some industry insights and advice, and you'll have a chance to ask our alums questions about their current and past roles and experiences. This program will be of interest to all students who are considering work in the fields of our guests, as well as to students who are still figuring out the field of work they'd like to get involved with!

Panel 1 will be moderated by Professor Westerfield. Professor Westerfield teaches Macroeconomics.

Who Should Attend:
1. Any Economics major looking for a job or internship
2. Any student considering the Economics major
3. Any student interested in learning more about our alumni visitors, the organizations they work for/have worked for, schools they've attended, or other experiences they have had. Check out their LinkedIn profiles below for more details.

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Panel 1 Alumni:

Raj Doshi (Economics, 1999), SVP of Sales and Business Development at Updater
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajrdoshi/

"Raj is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Updater, a technology company focused on making the moving process easier for the 17 million U.S. households that move each year. Prior to Updater, he spent 5 years at Google, where he was the Head of Strategy for the Americas Sales organization and then was Head of Customer Acquisition for Google Fiber. He holds an MPP from Harvard University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from UVA."

Rebecca Lopdrup Miller (Economics, 2013), Principal Product Manager for Alexa at Amazon
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajlmiller/

"Rebecca is a Principal Product Manager for Alexa, an Amazon product with over 100 million devices sold to customers. She leads the product team that develops Alexa for Hospitality, a new experience that lets hotel guests ask Alexa to deliver room service, control smart devices, call the spa, and more. Before Alexa, she led customer experiences for Amazon Prime. Over 100 million Prime customers enjoy benefits which include free, fast shipping on over 100 million items, video and music streaming, and more. Rebecca’s favorite Prime item is a Hutzler Banana Slicer -- especially for its customer reviews. She joined Amazon after graduating with a degree in Economics from UVA in 2013. She lives, hikes, skis, runs, and bikes in Seattle with her husband, Greg."

Clay Lowery (Economics & Foreign Affairs, 1990), Executive Vice President, Institute of International Finance
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clay-lowery-13250013/

"Clay Lowery is the Executive Vice President for Research and Policy at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). In this role he serves on the IIF’s management team and oversees its economic research and regulatory and policy advocacy work. More recently, Mr. Lowery was a managing director at Rock Creek Global Advisors, an international economic policy advisory firm, where he focused on international financial regulation, sovereign debt, macroeconomic policies, exchange rates, and investment policy. Mr. Lowery advised multinational companies, financial institutions, and private equity firms on these matters. Previously, Mr. Lowery was vice president for international government affairs with Cisco Systems and managing director for the Glover Park Group. Mr. Lowery served as the assistant secretary for international affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department from 2005 to 2009. In that role, he managed a 200-person team responsible for economic and financial diplomacy, monetary and banking issues, currency strategy, and trade and investment practices. He chaired the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the government committee that reviews international mergers and acquisitions that may affect national security interests. He was the point person on U.S. policy toward sovereign wealth funds; served as the finance deputy to the G20, G7, International Monetary Fund, and the Financial Stability Forum; and was appointed by the president at various times to be the U.S. representative to the boards of the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Inter-American Development Banks.  Mr. Lowery received his BA in Economics from the University of Virginia (Phi Beta Kappa) and his MSc. at the London School of Economics. In 2009, he was awarded the Alexander Hamilton prize, the highest U.S. Treasury Department honor."

Logan Nicholson (Economics & Systems Engineering, 2003), Head of US Leveraged Finance Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/logan-n-31604087/

"Logan is a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs in New York City, where he lead sthe U.S. Leveraged Finance Capital Markets team. He graduated from UVA with a BS in Systems Engineering and has worked with many economics majors. While he was a student at UVA, he interned at Robertson Stephens as an investment banking summer analyst. After graduation, he began working as a Loan Capital Markets Analyst at Goldman Sachs, where he has been working for the past 17 years."

Frederick Nolde (Economics, 2003), Director, Investure LLC
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederick-nolde-cfa-2a0b34/

"Frederick Nolde is a Director at Investure, a recognized leader in the endowment and foundation investment management industry that pioneered the full-service outsourced investment office model. Previously, Frederick worked at BDC Investments, The Riverstone Group, and J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Frederick has a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, an MBA from The Wharton School, and is a CFA charterholder."

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Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Economics Career Forum below!
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2020 Economics Career Forum | Dinner at Junction (Sponsored by the ECO) (Thursday, February 27th 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST)

When: Thursday, February 27th 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Location: 421 Monticello Road, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902, United States

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Join ten of our awesome alumni and selected Econ faculty at Junction in Belmont to kick off the 2020 Economics Career Forum!

The dinner will be held at Junction Restaurant on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm. Students will have the chance to meet with multiple alumni in an informal and intimate setting over a fabulous dinner. You will have a chance to seek career advice and establish connections with our alumni and faculty guests. This dinner will provide you with insights into many interesting career paths available to economics majors. And if you want the conversation to continue, you may register for Forum events on 2/28. This dinner is open to Economics majors only or those students considering the economics major.

Space is limited to no more than 15 students, depending on the volume of our applications.

Who Should Attend?
1. Any Economics major looking for a job or internship
2. Any student considering the Economics major
3. Any student interested in learning more about our alumni visitors, the organizations they work for/have worked for, schools they've attended, or other experiences they have had. Check out their LinkedIn profiles below for more details.

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APPLICATION:

If you are interested in attending the Dinner Reception, please register fill out the brief application at the link below. If you are chosen to attend, you will be notified and registered for this Handshake event by the selection committee. Dress for this event is business casual. APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 2/12/20. This is a special program and we are delighted to bring it to you!

https://virginia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d5srDZHsISrVqdv

Without the application you will not be considered, so please fill it out. We will review applications and notify students by 2/17.

Check out the full schedule of the 2020 Economics Career Forum below!
https://virginia.joinhandshake.com/events/319208

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Guests at this dinner will include:

Matt Cooper (Economics & Mathematics, 2010), Principal at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-cooper-67618340/

Raj Doshi (Economics, 1999), SVP of Sales and Business Development at Updater
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rajrdoshi/

Jeff Hall (Economics, 2001), Deputy Director of Strategy, Planning and Management at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-hall-ba109b6/

Rebecca Lopdrup (Economics, 2013), Principal Product Manager for Alexa at Amazon
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajlmiller/

Clay Lowery (Economics & Foreign Affairs, 1990), Executive Vice President, Institute of International Finance
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clay-lowery-13250013/

Logan Nicholson (Systems Engineering, 2003), Head of US Leveraged Finance Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/logan-n-31604087/

Fred Nolde (Econ, 2003; MBA Wharton) , Director at Investure
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frederick-nolde-cfa-2a0b34/

Lindsey Walsh (Economics & International Relations, 2006), Vice President of Product, Gartner
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindsey-walsh-5905994/

Ian Yanusko (Economics & Political and Social Thought, 2017), Senior Analyst at Cornerstone Research
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-yanusko-6b240591/

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