Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
Sharma will join State Farm Insurance as a data scientist
Ph.D. in Consumer Economics
Anne and Earl Haltiwanger Scholarship recipient (FACS, 2020); Young Professional Conference Scholarship Award recipient (ACCI, 2021); Data Scientist Intern (Bayer, 2022)
- Why I chose my major
I have always been fascinated about people’s decision-making process in the economy. Economics is more than just a subject. It is the overall breakdown of people’s life and how we interact with the world around us. This major provides me the opportunity to understand driving factors of the consumer behavior; how and why consumers make choices in varying economic environments.
- What I like most about FACS
The best part of FACS is that staff, faculty, and students here are incredibly welcoming and highly supportive. FACS is greatly invested in students’ personal and professional growth. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in FACS because I was intellectually challenged and motivated to present my best-self every day.
- Post-graduation Plans
I joined State Farm Insurance Company as a Data Scientist.