Anna Sanford

Former Undergraduate Research Fellow


Anna graduated with an undergraduate degree in Economics, completing her studies in Fall 2022.

Anna joined the CGO in Fall of 2022, focusing her research efforts on the environment and experimental economics. Her motivation to become a member of the CGO stemmed from her strong interest in immigration and environmental issues. Anna found the CGO to be the perfect platform to merge her passion for these topics with her desire to contribute to current policy discussions and engage in problem-solving. Notably, Anna conducted research on geothermal riff and experimental economics labs.

If given the opportunity to share one enlightening fact with the world, Anna would emphasize the power of challenging our own beliefs and being open to different perspectives. She believes that unintentional bias can influence our beliefs, and by actively questioning and creating space for diverse viewpoints, we can broaden our understanding and foster a more inclusive society.

Having completed her undergraduate studies, Anna plans to further her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in behavioral economics.

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.