Asher Mitchell is an Undergraduate Research Fellow with the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He is studying Economics, with an expected graduation in Spring 2024. At the CGO, his research focuses are economics, finance, and technology. He is certified in Microsoft Excel.
Asher joined the CGO because he saw an opportunity to grow his research and presentation skillset. He views these skills as essential for a multitude of career paths, and particularly essential for his own. He also feels a deep sense of meaning within the CGO’s work. Research has the power to enact real changes in the world, and that is a mission that he truly believes in.
If given the chance to share one idea with the world, Asher would discuss food insecurity. It’s not caused by a lack of supply, but a lack of proper distribution systems; this concept applies for many of the world’s issues. He believes that this would have an impact because it would help people to reconsider a lot of the proposed solutions to various world problems.
Following graduation, he plans to pursue a Masters in Real Estate and to work as a Financial Analyst in New York City.
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.