Sophia Fang

Class of 2024

Department: Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Certificate: Statistics and Machine Learning, Applications of Computing, Applied Mathematics

Honors, awards, prizes, or publications: Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence

Research Interest: I first became interested in economics and public policy during my independent research on the opioid epidemic when I came across the work of Anne Case, a professor at Princeton. Case’s pioneering research on “deaths of despair” and recent increases in morbidity pushed me to explore health economics. From here, I began exploring what plausible policy solutions there are to address/alleviate this epidemic. I am now interested in further exploring public policy and how it can affect financial markets in particular.

Hobbies: I love art and graphic design!

Hometown: Potomac, MD


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