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Wyoming Women in Economics Network

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This newly formed organization seeks to create and foster a community of women in economics to support each other throughout our educational and professional careers.  A central component of this organization is a mentorship program that brings female undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and alumnae together in various ways to support each other.  Other components of the organization could include social events for networking, sessions to provide interview and application advice, presentations and discussions with prominent women in economics, and/or community service — that’s up to us as a group.  We will also work together to establish a structure that will enable students to take resumé-visible leadership roles.

To be added to the mailing list for updates about the WWEN click here!

Contact Jo Albers with any questions at jo.albers@uwyo.edu.

WWEN Member Biographies

Stephanie Brockmann
5th-Year PhD Candidate
sbrockm3@uwyo.edu
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Completed Degrees: Bachelors (Business), Masters (Applied Economics)
Career Plans: Academia or Government
Research Interests: Environmental, Spatial, Development, and Natural Resource Economics
Outside Interests: Running, rock climbing, traveling, and volunteering
Work Experience: Analytical Lab, FDIC, Teaching
I have a Masters degree in applied economics from Western Kentucky University and a Bachelors in business from Baker University. Before studying at UW, I had the privilege of teaching at Baker for a year as an interim instructor. Prior to teaching, I worked for the FDIC as an Economic Research Assistant identifying economic threats and risks for banks in the Kansas City Region. I am finishing up the requirements for my PhD and starting to look for jobs. While at UW, I have had the pleasure of presenting my work at several conferences and performing field work in Costa Rica. 

 
Brittany Tarufelli
5th-Year PhD Candidate
btarufe1@uwyo.edu
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Completed Degrees: Bachelors (Financial Analysis), Masters (Business Economics - Finance Track)
Research Interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Econometrics, Financial Economics
Outside Interests: Spin, Running, Pilates, Reading, Traveling
Work Experience: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Grant Thornton LLP, Deloitte Consulting LLP, KPMG LLP
I decided to pursue my PhD after several years in financial management and risk management consulting - with the intent of developing stronger research skills and qualifying myself for more research-oriented and quantitative positions. My interest in pursuing research-related work was spurred by my Master’s degree, which I earned from the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. My research focuses on topics at the intersection of electricity market design and regional climate policies. 

 

Jessica Post
4th-Year PhD Student
jpost@uwyo.edu
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Completed Degrees: Bachelors (Agricultural and Resource Economics), Masters (Concurrent: Economics and Environment and Natural Resources)
Career Plans: Government or Private Sector
Research Interests: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Land Use, Water, Energy
Outside Interests: Hiking, marching band, pilates, reading
Work Experience: Economic subcontractor (OECD, Health Canada, U. Maryland), Resources for the Future
After graduating from the University of Maryland, I worked as an economic subcontractor under the supervision of a professor which allowed me to explore a few economic topics before committing to a direction in graduate school. I was enrolled in both the Economics department and the Haub School at UW for my masters degree.  This past summer, I had the opportunity to work at Resources for the Future in Washington D.C. on a project studying salt water intrusion in the agricultural lands surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. My current research is a mix of farmer land use choices and econometric analysis of energy regulatory changes.


Rohini Ghosh
4th-Year PhD Candidate
Rghosh1@uwyo.edu
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Completed Degrees: Bachelors (Economics), Masters (Economics)
Career Plans: Government sector or NGOs
Research Interests: Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources, and Spatial Economics
Outside Interests: Traveling, cooking, hiking, theater
Work Experience: Economics Research Assistant (Trade and Monetary Policy, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus), USDA Forest Service
After growing up in North Carolina, I moved to India where I finished high school. My experiences moving from a developed to a low-income country helped my shape my perspective of the world's economies and how vastly different institutions and resource endowments could impact the success and progress of a nation. After completing my bachelors in economics in Malaysia and pursuing my research work for a professor, I realized how important economic policy analysis was to creating good institutions. I decided to pursue my PhD in economics to prepare me for a career in policy work. I currently pursue research related to the integration of wind power and impacts on electrical and environmental systems. As of recently, I have also joined the Forest Service to do part-time research on climate change and watershed management.

 

Tori Kreinbrink
2nd-Year PhD Student
vkreinbr@uwyo.edu
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Completed Degrees: Bachelors (Biology, Business Administration, and Economics), Masters (Economics)
Career Plans: Academia or Private Sector
Research Interests: Bioeconomics, Development, Spatial, and Environmental Economics
Outside Interests: Karaoke, cooking, fishing, and traveling
Work Experience: Genetics Lab, Insurance brokerage company, Peace Corps, Investment bank, Brewery
I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2014 with degrees in Biology, Business Administration, and Economics. After graduating I moved to Senegal (West Africa) as a sustainable agriculture extension agent with the Peace Corps. Upon returning to the US, I moved to Boston and worked at a both a brewery and investment bank while figuring out my next career move - starting a masters program in economics. I completed my masters at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and loved it enough to start a Phd program here at UW. In my short time here, I’ve already been given an opportunity to visit and work on a project in Tanzania with Professor Jo Albers. 

 

Jessica York
1st-Year MS Student
jyork7@uwyo.edu
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Completed Degrees: Bachelors (Mathematics, Economics, minor in Art History)
Career Plans: Private Sector
Research Interests: Cultural and Bio-Spatial Economics
Outside Interests: Videogames, reading, travel, and tennis
Work Experience: Economics Research Assistant (Marine Protected Areas)
I recently graduated from UW with a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics. I stayed an extra semester to obtain my minor in Art History. After graduation, I decided to attend graduate school to broaden my tool-kit and apply my math background. I’ve been lucky enough to join Jo Albers on a research project in my first year and look forward to seeing what fruit that will bear. My research interests are heading toward Cultural Economics and the management of world historical sites.

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