Featured Person Profiles


  • Olga Shemyakina
      Degree:  Ph.D., University of Southern California
      Current Job:  Associate Professor and Director of Doctoral Programs
      Tag Line:  An award-winning educator whose research explores the short- and long-term effects of armed conflict on the health and education of children, subjective well-being, migration, marriage, and labor market outcomes.

  • Patrick McCarthy
      Degree:  Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University
      Current Job:  Former School of Economics Professor & Chair
      Tag Line:  After nearly 20 years at Georgia Tech and an academic career of more than 44 years, McCarthy is retiring. “For me, this is simply a transition,” McCarthy said. “I view this as something similar to a ‘commencement.’


  • Cade Lawson
      Degree:  B.S. Economics, Minor in Computational Data Analysis
      Tag Line:  Cade chose Georgia Tech because he was excited for the opportunity to be a part of the next wave of economists and social science researchers who are finding new ways to infuse the data-driven technologies of the past decade.

  • Kaylin Berinhout
      Degree:  B.S. Economics & International Affairs
      Tag Line:  Kaylin wants to create an economic reform in the fields of the future, specifically in the intersection of the climate crisis, social enterprise, and income inequality.

  • Sarah Tinsley
      Degree:  B.S. Economics, Minor in Spanish
      Tag Line:  Sarah hails from Dawsonville, Georgia, and chose Georgia Tech because of its reputation as one of the top universities in the nation. Sarah sought the opportunity to immerse herself in STEM courses and collaborate on interdisciplinary projects.


  • Candice Sessa
      Degree:  M.S. Economics, 2019
      Current Job:  Research Associate, Health Economics and Analytics Lab

  • Chaunte Lowe
      Degree:  B.S. Economics, 2008
      Current Job:  4 Time Olympian and American Record Holder | U.S. Olympic Team
      Tag Line:  School of Economics Alumna Makes GT's First Ever 40 under 40 List! Chaunte Lowe is a 4 time Olympian and currently holds the American Record in the women's high jump.

  • Jonathan Samon
      Degree:  B.S. Economics, 2001
      Current Job:  General Counsel for eProdigy Financial, LLC
      Tag Line:  Jonathan Samon graduated with his B.S. in Economics in 2001 and now serves as General Counsel for eProdigy Financial, LLC, which is involved in alternative finance for small businesses. 

  • Nicholas Pinto
      Degree:  B.S. Economics, B.S. Mathematics 2019

  • Stefan Santavicca
      Degree:  M.S. Economics, 2019
      Current Job:  Research Associate, Health Economics and Analytics Lab