Alexis recently graduated with a Master’s of Data Analytics, specializing in Economics and Finance, successfully completing her studies in Spring 2023.
Alexis joined the CGO in Fall 2020, driven by her fascination with policy research. She found the CGO’s solution-focused approach and their commitment to studying important and relevant areas compelling. Notably, Alexis conducted research in experimental economics, with a specific focus on plea bargaining.
If Alexis could tell the world one important fact, she’d stress the deep influence of social ties on happiness and well-being. She’s certain that investing time in relationships and bonding with others can greatly improve our happiness. Alexis aims to make people realize this and encourage them to build strong relationships in their own lives.
After finishing her studies, Alexis wants to work as a Financial Analyst at Breeze Airways in Salt Lake City, Utah. This job suits her skills in data analytics, economics, and finance, allowing her to use these abilities in the finance industry.
About Student Research Fellowships
Undergraduate Research Fellows at the Center for Growth and Opportunity work alongside CGO’s research staff and a worldwide network of scholars. Our fellows are integral components to the Center’s research process.
During their fellowships, undergraduate students have the opportunity to write independently as well as contribute to ongoing research. Students are guided through the research process as they help answer questions related to technology and innovation, environmental stewardship, immigration, and tax policy. CGO fellows are encouraged to share their research at academic conferences, poster exhibitions, and symposiums. Our fellows also work with the Center’s outreach team to get their research to the right people, at the right time in order to make real changes in the world.