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Visible Hands in Economics

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What is the VHE program?

The VHE Program (Visible Hands in Economics) was introduced in 2018/19 and is designed to create a welcoming, inclusive environment in introductory economics. The program is responsible for many of the traditional TA roles, including hosting section-specific clinics and grading. VHEs help introduce students to the discipline, including working with students on course content and sharing ideas and strategies for getting the most out of introductory economics.

Fall 2020 VHE

Richmond Mensah

Name: Richmond Mensah (VHE Coordinator)
Graduation year: 2021
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Computer Science and Economics Double Major
Economics Courses Taken: Introduction to Economics 001, Micreconomics 011, Macroeconomics 021, Industrial Organization 061, Introduction to Econometrics 031, Financial Economics 022, Financial Accounting 033
What is your favorite thing about economics: Is a field with a vast amount of data that can be used to make insightful decisions.
Interesting Fact: I love fruit on pizza.

 

Cami Brix

Name: Cami Brix
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Economics and History Double Major
Economics Courses Taken: Intro to Economics (001), Public Economics (041), Microeconomics (011)
What is your favorite thing about economics: I enjoy the study of economics because it offers nuanced frameworks to think critically about and help solve the pressing problems faced by the public and private sector.
Interesting Fact: I have a pond that is home to hundreds of frogs and a turtle named Gilligan.

 

Jessica Sang

Name: Jessica Sang
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Economics Major
Economics Courses Taken: Econ 001: Introduction to Economics, Econ 073: Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in Economics
What is your favorite thing about economics: The material you learn in class is extremely applicable and allows you to understand what economic policies are, what their effects are, and how to analyze them critically.
Interesting Fact: I love cooking and baking!

 

Benjamin Bohman

Name: Benjamin Bohman
Graduation year: 2022
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Economics Major & Stat Minor
Economics Courses Taken: Econ 1, Econ 15 (Poverty and Inequality), 11 (micro), 21 (macro), and 31 (intro to econometrics)
What is your favorite thing about economics: My favorite thing about econ is how powerfully it can inform public policy to be a force for good
Interesting Fact: I love coffee and podcasts.

 

Marion Carr

Name: Marion Carr
Graduation year: 2022
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Economics major with minors in philosophy and engineering
Economics Courses Taken:Intro to Econ (001), Intro to Econometrics (031), Intermediate Micro (011), Intermediate Macro (021), and Economic Development (081). I'm taking Econometrics (035) in the fall.
What is your favorite thing about economics: How applicable it is to a wide range of real world issues.
Interesting Fact: In my free time, I enjoy reading, woodworking, and hiking.

 

Gabrielle Cosey

Name: Gabrielle Cosey
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Economics and Sociology Double Major
Economics Courses Taken: Intro to Econ (001), Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Economics (073)
What is your favorite thing about economics: Gaining the tools to to envision what a more equitable economic system may look like.
Interesting Fact: I have lived in six different states (CO, CT, FL, CA, OR, PA)

 

Jay Leeds

Name: Jay Leeds
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Mathematics and Economics Double Major (anticipated)
Economics Courses Taken: Intermediate Microeconomics (011; in progress), Econometrics (035; in progress), Public Economics (041), and Industrial Organization (061).
What is your favorite thing about economics: I'm very interested in mathematics, so my favorite thing about economics is that it helps me apply mathematical theory to better understand the decisions people make in the real world. (Also, the professors I've had in the Econ department have all been wonderful!)
Interesting Fact: I was homeschooled prior to attending Swarthmore.

 

Bess Markel

Name: Bess Markel
Graduation year: 2022
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Double Major: Political Science and Education/Economics Special Major.
Economics Courses Taken: Introduction to Economics 001, Microeconomics 011, Economics of the Family 074, Introduction to Econometrics 031(currently).
What is your favorite thing about economics: My favorite thing about economics is how many applications it has in the real world and how useful it can be to problem-solving
Interesting Fact: I love to bake.

 

Te’John Chapman

Name: Te’John Chapman
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Economics and Political Science Double Major
Economics Courses Taken: Taken: Intro to Economics(001), Intro to Econometrics(031), Intro to Microeconomics(in progress)
Interesting Fact: I love music and I'm a part of the men's basketball team.

 

Eliza Murphy

Name: Eliza Murphy
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Special Major in Educational Inequalities (combining Education, Sociology, and Economics), Minor in Spanish
Economics Courses Taken: Econ 001, Econ 003A: Environmental Policy and Economics
What is your favorite thing about economics: Applying math to the social sciences
Interesting Fact: I do sock shoe sock shoe.

 

Name: Etame Kandy
Graduation year: 2023
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Computer Science and Economics Double Major
Economics Courses Taken: I have taken Intro to Economics and am currently taking Intermediate Microeconomics
What is your favorite thing about economics: What I find great about Economics is how we can use it to create policies that can improve the living conditions of others.
Interesting Fact: I enjoy writing in my free time.

 

Name: Saeed Abdi
Graduation year: 2022
Majors(s)/Minor(s): Engineering and Economics Double Major
Economics Courses Taken: Ec1, Ec21, E11 and E33
What is your favorite thing about economics: Having explanations for people's choices and making predictions about economic phenomena.
Interesting Fact: I like classical music.