Welcome to VLab!

 

The mosaic above features some Spelman students that have worked with me as research and/or teaching assistants under the umbrella of the virtual lab, VLab.  

 

All research assistants must obtain Institutional Review Board certification and conduct a wide range

of tasks including: 

literature reviews (e.g. journal articles and eye-tracking solutions) 

programming (e.g. surveys) 

data collection (e.g. field experiments) 

data analysis (mainly using Stata

preparing (poster) presentations 

traveling to the field to collect data 

and presenting at/attending conferences (including Spelman Research Day).  

 

Student assistants evaluate their experiences using this anonymous survey.

I periodically also tweet about research assistant experiences.

Interested in working with me at VLab?

Read this document and watch this video first.  Then, contact me here or here for more info.

OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES (NOW OR IN THE FUTURE)

Pre-college or in college?

Check out: aea resources  

Need general research assistant advice?  nsf internjpal, doleac, viceisza

Are you coding in econ?  twitter momentshapiro, durstata, princetonr, jones, kasy, #sicss2018

Wondering about or going to grad school?  

Check out: aea video

Applying to grad school? kudamatsu, nsf grfp, gasman, leadership alliance (la)

Going to grad school?  siegel's math camp 

Participate in programs such as spelman-sloanaea stp, la, icpsrharvardphd excellence, stanford 

Look at conferences/initiatives such as sadie collective, williams, berkeley, cornell 

Consider research assistantships at places such as fed, brookings, ifpri, urbanalso see 

Already have a Ph.D. in econ or plan to soon?  

Check out: select researchtenure lettersjournal stuffdoleac

Applying to NSF SBE?  viceiszathis workshop

Other resources (across the board)

Check out: csmgep, nea, cswep, ashe, aea task force  

Report any broken links to aviceisz@spelman.edu

Amaia Calhoun

Amaia Calhoun

Hometown: Cleveland, OH Major: Economics (C'2023) Spelman Position: Sloan Scholar, 2020-pres. Career Interests: Entrepreneurship; Venture Capital; Financial Services

Mercy Chebet Rono

Mercy Chebet Rono

Hometown: Kenya Major: Economics (C' 2021) Spelman Position: VLab RA, 2018-pres.; Sloan Scholar, Summer 2020 Other Position(s): AEA Summer Program, 2020 Career Interests: Graduate School In Economics Twitter: @Mercy7Rono

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

Hometown: Sarasota, FL Major: Economics (C'2021) Spelman Position: VLab RA, Summer 2020 Career Interests: Data Science Twitter: @tjanetbrown

Alexis Porter

Alexis Porter

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Economics (C'2021) Spelman Position: VLab RA, May-June 2020 Career Interests: Consulting

Christina Flakes

Christina Flakes

Hometown: Dallas TX Major: Economics (C' 2020) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2017-20 Other Position(s): JPMorgan Chase; UCSD-STARS, Summer 2018 Career Interests: Data Analytics; Consulting Twitter: @cflakes44

Jala Abner

Jala Abner

Hometown: Inglewood, CA Major: Economics (C'2020) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2019-20 Other Position(s): Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; AEA Summer Program, 2020; UCSD-STARS, Summer 2019 Career Interests: Economist; Statistician; Data Analyst Twitter: @AbnerJala

Shelby Pauling

Shelby Pauling

Hometown: Chicago, IL Major: Economics (C’ 2020) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2017-19 Other Position(s): Goldman Sachs; UCSD-STARS, Summer 2018 Career Interests: Financial Services; MBA

Kendra Brown

Kendra Brown

Hometown: Norfolk VA Major: Economics (C' 2019) Spelman Position: RA for "Media influences on E&I", 2017-18 Other Position(s): Accenture Career Interests: Consulting; Entrepreneurship

Elioenai Rufen-Blanchette

Elioenai Rufen-Blanchette

Hometown: New York Major: Economics (C' 2019) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2017 Career Interests: Graduate School in Economics

Shantreez Burris

Shantreez Burris

Hometown: Louisiana Major: Economics (C' 2019) Spelman Position: RA for "Broadening Participation: Grants Application & Management", 2017 Other Position(s): Accenture Career Interests: Consulting; MBA/JD

Camille Black

Camille Black

Hometown: Houston TX Major: Economics (C' 2018) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2016-17 Other Position(s): Newell Brands; FDIC Career Interests: Government

MoNeka Young

MoNeka Young

Hometown: Flint MI Major: Economics (C' 2018) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2016-17 Other Position(s): Ford Motor Company; Charles Steward Mott Foundation Career Interests: Graduate School in Taxation; Tax Attorney

Easlynn Lee

Easlynn Lee

Hometown: Houston TX Major: Economics (C' 2017) Spelman Position: RA for "Bite me! ...", 2016-17 Other Position(s): Dropbox Career Interests: JD/MBA

Kadija Yilla

Kadija Yilla

Hometown: Ewing NJ Major: Economics (C' 2018, Domestic Exchange) Spelman Position: RA for "Bite me! ...", 2016 Other Position(s): Brookings Institution; Goldman Sachs; Student, Pomona College Career Interests: Consulting; Financial Services; Ph.D.

Kendyl Curry

Kendyl Curry

Hometown: Durham NC Major: Economics (C' 2015) Spelman Position: RA for "Portfolios of the Atlanta Poor", 2013-15 Other Position(s): MBA Student, Columbia Business School; Delta Air Lines Career Interests: Graduate School in Business; Entrepreneurship; Fashion/Apparel

Rayna Thornton

Rayna Thornton

Hometown: Waldorf MD Major: Economics (C' 2015) Spelman Position: RA for "Portfolios of the Atlanta Poor", 2013-15 Other Position(s): Mathematica Policy Research Career Interests: Graduate School in Criminology; Policy Research

Jasmine Payne

Jasmine Payne

Hometown: Taunton MA Major: English (C' 2015) Spelman Position: Social Justice & Thesis Advisee, 2013-15 Other Position(s): CARE; Master of Public Administration, GA State; Atlanta Community Food Bank Career Interests: Executive Leadership at agencies combatting poverty

Ama Yates-Ekong

Ama Yates-Ekong

Hometown: Saint Louis MO Major: Sociology (C' 2015) Spelman Position: Social Justice Advisee, 2013-14 Other Position(s): Cotiviti Healthcare Career Interests: Health Inquities; Social Entrepreneurship; Philanthropy

Amber O'Donoghue

Amber O'Donoghue

Hometown: Chicago IL Major Economics (C' 2015) Spelman Position: TA for MGT 320 Principles of Financial Management, 2015 Other Position(s): Newell Brands Career Interests: Marketing; Brand Management & Activation; Strategy

Rae'Johne Smith

Rae'Johne Smith

Hometown: Tuskegee AL Major Economics (C' 2015) Spelman Position: TA for MGT 320 Principles of Financial Management, 2013-14 Other Position(s): Wells Fargo Securities; Level II Candidate in the CFA program Career Interests: Finance; Banking

Christina Flakes

Hometown: Dallas TX Major: Economics (C' 2020) Spelman Position: RA for "Remittances and Eye-tracking", 2017-20 Other Position(s): JPMorgan Chase; UCSD-STARS, Summer 2018 Career Interests: Data Analytics; Consulting Twitter: @cflakes44

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