Yaseen Khandwalla

Having a knowledge of economic policy and theory is in my point of view, a necessity in formulating effective policy initiatives from all sectors of our economy.

Hometown: Katy, Texas

Major: BA in Economics, Fast Track for an M.S in Social Data Analytics and Research
Expected Graduation Date: BA Spring of 2019, MS Fall 2020

UT Dallas Achievements & Activities

  • Model United Nations Distinguished Delegate
  • Model United Nations Award for Best Position Paper
  • Alpha Lambda Mu Service/Philanthropy Chair
  • Alpha Lambda Mu Vice President of Events
  • No Labels Event Coordinator

Deciding on Economics

I chose economics as my major because of the effect that economic policy has on everyday people. Having a knowledge of economic policy and theory is in my point of view, a necessity in formulating effective policy initiatives from all sectors of our economy. 

My EPPS Success

I would say that my greatest success in EPPS is the connections I have made with almost all of my professors. I have had the opportunity to be taught by some of the most brilliant people I have had the pleasure of getting to know, and having some of the most interesting conversations when it comes to effective economic policymaking.

Plans for the Future

I am currently fast tracking for the Master of Science in Social Data Analytics and Research degree and will be a full time masters student after graduating with my bachelors in Spring 2019. I am hoping to work in the private sector for a few years in the field of analytics and analysis, before transitioning into a career in public service.

Advice to Prospective EPPS Students

Connect with your professors on a personal level. Give them apples or cookies in class (cheesy right) and visit them frequently in office hours. You never know when that connection can come in handy. Also get to know your classmates in your degree. Chances are, that you will share more than a few classes. Create study groups in your classes and don’t be afraid to ask questions.