CSU economics alumni are a vibrant community of scholars changing the world from here in Colorado, throughout the nation, and around the globe.

Alumni Stories

Melanie Long – Ph.D. Economics, 2019

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: I am an Assistant Professor of economics at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. “I chose the CSU Department of Economics for my graduate studies for three reasons: the wonderful community, unique academic program, and emphasis on teaching. When I visited the department, all the faculty, staff, and students whom […]

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Luke Petach – Ph.D. Economics, 2019

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: Since earning my Ph.D., I have joined the faculty at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. where I am an Assistant Professor in the Jack C. Massey College of Business. “I chose to study at CSU because it is one of the few economics departments in the country that offers graduate training […]

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Brody Hatch – Ph.D. Economics, 2017

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: I joined the team at Starbucks Coffee, coming onboard as a Data Scientist to now being the Director of Strategic Pricing and Applied Economics in their Seattle, WA office. “I chose CSU specifically because of the broad range of economic thought being taught by the diverse faculty. The mountains and sunshine […]

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Donnie Osborne – B.A. Economics Online, 2021

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: Since completing my bachelor’s degree in economics online, I am now a full-time Structural Engineer for the U.S. government in Japan. Read his story here.

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Justin Smith – B.A. Economics and Geography, 2021

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: I am a graduate student in the Local Economic Development master’s program at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Read Justin’s story here

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Jacob Moore – B.A. Economics, 2018

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: After CSU, I attended the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom where I graduated with an MPhil in Economics in 2020. I currently work as a pre-doctoral Research Analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia under the supervision of Dr. Jeffery Lin. “The research I did with Prof. Stephan […]

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Kristen Malloy – B.A. Economics and Business Administration, 2017

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: After college, I began my career in a 3-year training program to become a commissioned Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in the Denver branch. I completed my training and have been a commissioned Bank Examiner at the Fed since October 2020. “I chose to study at […]

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Shabda Gyawali – B.A. Economics, 2009

November 4, 2021

Where I am now: I am a partner and the Investment Director for Dolma Impact Fund, an impact equity fund focused on Nepal with assets under management of USD 86.6M. I lead the investment team for deal origination, transaction execution, FDI approvals, structuring, post-investment value creation and exit management.

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