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Our Alumni

Vinny Armentano, CSSH Economics 2016, is in the Econ PhD program at University of California, San Diego.


Ross Cole, CSSH Economics 2017, is a Portfolio Implementation specialist at Wellington Management.


Laura Crispin, BA 2004, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at St. Joseph’s University, is an elected member on the Haverford Township School Board of Directors.  As a tenured professor of economics at St. Joseph’s University, Laura specializes in the economics of education, labor economics, and data analytics.


Alex Faust, CSSH 2012, is the television play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Kings.  Faust graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 with a degree in political science and economics.


Rand Ghayad, PhD 2014,  is an Economist and Public Policy Advisor at the International Monetary Fund.


Yelena “Lena” Greenberg (B.S./M.A. Economics, 2010) is an associate with Barrett & Singal’s Health Law practice. As part of this practice, she provides guidance and legal consultation to various health care entities, including hospitals, clinics, physician groups, community health centers, and more. Lena assists clients in a broad range of areas such as health care fraud and abuse, policies and procedures, healthcare compliance, medical peer review, and HIPAA. Lena also provides general business and corporate legal services in areas such as regulatory and corporate compliance, contracting, and corporate transactions.


Katie Hourihan, MS Economics 2015, is employed by the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport, Rhode Island as the Branch Head / Contracting Officer.


Pukar KC‘s paper, Non-stop Love: A Study of Entry Barriers in the Airline Industry Using Policy Changes at Dallas Love Field was published in the Eastern Economic Journal, December 2019.  Pukar earned his PhD in Economics in Spring 2018.


Lacey Loomer, CSSH Economics 2012, began the 2020 Fall semester as an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth at the Labovitz School of Business and Economics in the Department of Economics and Health Care Management. She completed her PhD at Brown in Health Services Research.   Her dissertation is titled “The Impact of Rural Add-on Payment on Medicare Beneficiary Access and Outcomes.”​


Betzamel Lopez, BS 2016 is a student at Harvard Medical School. As a doctor, I cannot simply say “you should get more exercise”—maybe my patient cannot afford to pay for a gym membership or lives in a neighborhood where it is unsafe to jog outside. Understanding the economic situation of each one of my patients can help me prepare treatment plans that better suit their lifestyles, thus ensuring successful outcomes.


Dr. Kamlesh Misra earned a PhD in Economics from Northeastern University was named Vice-Chancellor at Ansal University Gurgaon in India. A turnaround specialist, he has extensive experience in institution building.


Laura Mueller-Soppart (2013 Economics and Political Science) is the founder of Built Interest. Built Interest is a growing team of developers, designers, urban strategists, and project managers dedicated to building places from the inside out. The mission is to make exciting ideas come to life from ideation to execution, from concept to brand to build.


Nehan Naim graduated with her PhD in Economics in the Spring of 2018. She is an assistant professor at SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


Richard Paulsen joined the Department of Economics at Bloombsburg University as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2020.  Richard earned his PhD in Economics in Spring 2019.

His latest publications include:

“School’s Out: How Summer Youth Employment Programs Impact Academic Outcomes” (with Alicia Sasser Modestino), Education Finance and Policy. 

“Arts majors and the Great Recession: a cross-sectional analysis of educational choices and employment outcomes”  Journal of Cultural Economics. 

“It’s a party in the MLB: An analysis of shirking between games in Major League Baseball” Accepted for publication at Journal of Sport Management.


Rachel Sederberg is a senior economist and data scientist at Burning Gis lass Technologies. Rachel earned her PhD in Economics in Spring 2019.


Pinshuo Wang (PhD 2018) is an assistant professor in  Muma College of Business’s Finance Department at the University of South Florida. In August of 2020, Pinshuo’s research paper “Raising Rivals Costs by Customer Diversion: Evidence from Airline Baggage Fees” co-authored with NU Economics Professor John Kwoka, was published in International Journal of the Economics of Business.


Emily Weis, CSSH Economics 2016, is a micro strategist at State Street Corporation. Recently, she was on Bloomberg TV discussing the state of Emerging Markets. While at Northeastern, Emily was captain of the Boston Fed Challenge team and member of the 2015 iOme national winning team.


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