About

Mission Statement

The Undergraduate Economics Association aspires to be a platform for students within the economics major.  In particular, The UEA is dedicated to addressing student’s needs and concerns, organizing programs that foster unity and academic success.

Meetings and Events

The Undergraduate Economics Association is still a very new organization and is working on establishing more regular general member meetings and events. At the moment, we do not hold regular meetings, but we do throw various events throughout the quarter that we encourage all those who are interested to attend.

To stay updated on upcoming events, you can refer to this website, our Facebook Page, or subscribe to our email list-serv.

Our Officers

Tejal Kolte
Operations and Communications Chair
Hi, my name is Tejal and I am a fourth-year student majoring in Economics and Statistics & Data Science. I currently work as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Economics department and serve as a Business Analyst for the Associated Students Office of the Controller. I have previously interned at Symantec as an IT Business Analyst intern, and NVIDIA as a Financial Analyst intern, and I am interested in pursuing a career in analytics, data science, or finance upon graduation. In my free time, I enjoy baking and hanging out at coffee shops with friends.
Ashli Wong
Director of Finance
Hi! My name is Ashli and I am a third-year student majoring in Economics and minoring in Asian American Studies. As well as UEA, I am currently involved in a sorority called Chi Delta Theta. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in the consulting industry. Outside of school, I enjoy going on hikes and spending time outdoors.
Katie Kao
Director of Media

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Hi, my name is Katie and I am a second-year student majoring in Economics and Accounting. In addition to UEA, I am a board member for UCSB Finance Connection and tax preparer for UCSB VITA. I have previously interned at Salem Media Group as a Finance Investment Editorial Intern and I am interested in pursuing a career in finance or public accounting upon graduation. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, taking scenery hikes, and photography!
Kathleen Gaffney
Director of Operations
I am a fourth-year student majoring in Economics and History. In addition to the UEA, I am a research analyst for the UCSB Economic Forecast Project and a board member for the Personal Finance Club. I hope to pursue a career in management consulting or economics research. I like listening to true crime podcasts and playing with my cat, Leo. 
Andy Long
Marketing Chair
Hi! My name is Andy and I am a third-year student majoring in Econ and Accounting and Sociology. I am interested in pursuing a career in public accounting and plan to go to Business School in the future. Outside UEA, I am also the Finance Officer of A.S. Community Financial Funds (CFF), the Inter-Chapter Relations Chair of the National Honors Fraternity Phi Sigma Pi, and the board member of the International Students Advisory Board. In the past, I have also worked as the Resident Assistant at Manzanita Village and Desk Attendant at Santa Catalina Hall. In my free time I enjoy watching movies and traveling.