UEA Professional Speaker Series
The Undergraduate Economics Association will be hosting its first professional speaker series this winter! The series will feature guests who speak about their experience working in fields relating to Private Equity, Economic Research, and Computer Science. Students interested in learning more about different career paths related to economics should make sure to attend these talks! All speakers will be hosted in North Hall 2212 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM during the UEA general meeting.
January 22nd Andrew Mutz
Andrew Mutz is a Chief Technology Officer at Appfolio. Professor Mutz received his BS and Ph.D. in Computer Science at UCSB and maintains a relationship with his alma mater as a lecturer in the computer science department. He also volunteers his time with other undergraduate organizations such as Data Science at UCSB.
February 5th Anne Dixon
Anne Dixon graduated in 2012 earning a degree in Economics & Accounting and a certificate in Technology Management. Anne previously worked as a Senior Auditor at KPMG and has since worked as an Engagement Manager for the private equity firm Standish Management. Standish Management is a member of Standish Group International, an independent international IT research advisory firm known from their reports about information systems implementation projects in the public and private sector.
February 19th Ben Wright
Ben Wright is a macro economist with specialties in econometric modeling and macro/regional research. Since receiving his MA in economics from UCSB, Wright has worked as a senior economist for the California Economic Forecast. This an excellent opportunity for a student interested in learning more about economic research and forecasting.