Undergraduate economics major Aravind Boddupalli arrived at the University of Minnesota with a passion for economic equality and empowerment. After four years of immersing himself in academic and extracurricular activities, he feels he has the knowledge, skills and experiences to launch a career tackling issues of inequality.
Not many people in town are willing to take on the Minnesota Vikings or 77,000 members of the teachers union, but Art Rolnick (PhD ’73) isn’t one to back down when the research is on his side by using economic research to improve public outcomes.
After working in the mortgage industry for several years, Corissa Marson’s interest in economics and research inspired her to enroll in the University of Minnesota. Majoring in economics and political science, Corissa sought out research experiences that taught her how to analyze data and apply it to real world challenges.
Steffen Magnell (BA 1968- Economics) believes a successful entrepreneur may need people skills even more than business skills. Magnell's curiosity and passion for engagement help him organize people together to develop new ideas.