Department of Economics

Peer Advisors

Peer Advisors offer insight into course selection, study abroad, internships, working as a TA or RA, etc.

Upper class economics concentrators serve as peer advisors to underclassmen. Peer advisors provide information that can be helpful for course selection, concentration choice (econ vs. applied math econ vs math econ vs. CS econ), internships, RAing, TAing, graduate school, study abroad, etc. 

Below is a list of peer advisors and a short description of their areas of interest and contact information. We suggest you select a peer advisor with listed interests in line with your own and contact them directly with any questions. Peer advisors will also host events during shopping period and before concentration declarations are due. See the Events Calendar for when these will be scheduled.

  • Md Alam

    Md Alam

    Hey! My name is Md and I’m a senior pursuing a bachelor's in APMA-Econ with a focus on Mathematical Finance. I’ve explored courses in Economics, Applied Math, Computer Science, and Visual Arts over the past couple of years at Brown. Professionally, I interned as an Investment Banking Analyst at Barclays in NYC this past summer and will be returning full-time after graduation. In the previous summer, I interned as an Investment Banking Analyst at Qvantea Capital in Stockholm. On campus, I’ve been active with Econ DUG, FSIcon, and Bruno Finance Society. I’ve also turned my passion for photography into a business, capturing moments for various Brown-affiliated clubs and organizations. Whether you need guidance on finance internships, building a professional network, or navigating Brown coursework, please do not hesitate to reach out!

  • Greta Brablec

    Greta Brablec

    Hi! My name is Greta, and I’m a senior concentrating in Applied Math-Econ on the Mathematical Finance track. I’ve taken a wide variety of Applied Math and Econ courses, and I’ve also served as a TA in the Applied Math, Econ, and Math departments. This past summer, I interned at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the NYC office and am returning to the firm full-time. Previously, I interned at a tech startup based in Paris. On campus, I work as a Peer Career Advisor in the Career Center, and I’ve been involved with the Econ DUG, BCC, and the Applied Math Directed Reading Program. I’m happy to discuss course selection, concentration choice, internships/full-time recruitment, TA-ing, or anything Brown-related. Outside of class, I enjoy running and going to art museums.

  • Imran Dharamsi

    Imran Dharamsi

    Hi! I’m Imran, a senior concentrating in Economics & Public Health. I’m especially interested in policy issues at the intersection of those fields and hope to pursue law school in the future. I have been a TA for the department for a few semesters now; I am currently TA for ECON 1629 (Applied Research Methods) and 1487 (Translating Evidence into Economic Policy). Professionally, I recently finished interning for a strategy consulting firm, Bain & Company, and plan to work there after graduation. I identify as substance-free and am also glad to talk through being sub-free at Brown and (from my still-limited experience) in the professional world. 

  • Imri Haggin

    Imri Haggin

    Hi! I'm Imri, a senior pursuing a double concentration in Computer Science-Economics and Biology. As a peer advisor, I'm eager to share insights gained from my time at Brown! Currently, I'm engaged in writing an honors thesis that investigates natural language processing and corporate finance. This past summer, I had the privilege of interning as a Summer Investment Banking Analyst at Stifel Financial in New York. If you have any questions related to course selection, navigating double concentrations, or securing internships in finance, please reach out!

  • Nasim Mohammadzadeh

    Nasim Mohammadzadeh

    Hi everyone! My name is Nasim Mohammadzadeh and I'm a senior studying Business Economics with a Data Fluency certificate. In the past, I have TAed for two classes at Brown: ECON 0110 (Principles of Economics) and ECON 1090 (Introduction to Game Theory). At Brown, I am involved in the Brown Consulting Club (or BCC) as well as BRYTE. In the past, I worked at Southeastern Asset Management as an equities research analyst through the Girls Who Invest Summer Intensive Program and also as a M&A private equity analyst at Alpine Software Group. I am originally from Lexington, KY and I love to run, play tennis, bake, and read!

  • Min Namgung

    Min Namgung

    Hi everyone! My name is Min and I am a senior concentrating in Applied Math-Economics. I'm really excited to be a peer advisor and share my academic experience! I'm primarily involved with the Economics department as a TA for ECON 1620, a Research Assistant, and as the Academic Co-Chair of the Economics DUG. Over the past summers, I have worked as a RA on campus and an Analyst Intern at Charles River Associates. I am also currently working on my senior thesis, and planning to pursue an Economics PhD program after graduation. I am happy to talk about course selection at Brown, navigating the job market with an F-1 visa, getting involved with the Econ department, and any other questions you may have. Feel free to shoot me an email!

  • Anna Sander

    Anna Sander

    Hi! My name is Anna, and I’m a senior from Somerville, MA concentrating in Economics and International & Public Affairs. I’m passionate about economics research, particularly in health, education, and development. I hope to pursue a Ph.D. in economics after graduating from Brown. Within the Brown economics department, I’ve been an Undergraduate Research Assistant for three professors and an Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for two classes (ECON 0110 and ECON 1520). I also love cooking, hiking, the New York Times crossword, and the Boston Red Sox. I’m happy to answer any questions related to course selection and research/TA opportunities in the department.

  • Nina Trouve

    Nina Trouvè

    Hi! My name is Nina and I am a senior concentrating in Economics on the Standard track and International and Public Affairs on the Development track. I am super excited to serve as a Peer Advisor this year! On campus, you can find me at the Career Center for Exploration co-managing the Peer Career Advisor program as well as at Open Language Hours at the SciLi to practice my French and Spanish. My junior spring, I studied abroad in Barcelona as part of the CASA program, which has been one of my all-time favorite experiences during college! In the Economics Department, I have taken many policy-focused courses, including Environmental Economics & Policy (ECON 1350) and Policy Questions and Quantitative Methods to Explore Them (ECON 1487 & a co-listed MPA course). For internships, I've interned at the OECD and at Guidehouse, and plan to return to Guidehouse full-time next year! Outside of work, I love thrifting and sewing clothes, running outdoors, and reading books in parks! 

  • Sashank Varanasi

    Sashank Varanasi

    Hi! My name is Sashank and I am a senior concentrating in Applied Math- Economics. I am super excited to serve as a Peer Advisor this year! On campus, I am heavily involved with the Economics DUG, Brown Consulting Club, and the Meiklejohn program. I have also previously TAed for Econ 1110 and PHP 0320. Professionally, I have previously interned in business development and strategy at Microsoft and PlayStation. After graduating from Brown next spring, I will be working in corporate strategy. Outside of work, I highly enjoy binge watching crime TV shows, playing soccer, and supporting the Chicago Bears. Happy to chat about course selection, deciding between concentrations, career opportunities, and anything else! 

  • Celina Ye

    Celina Ye

    Hi! My name is Celina and I am a senior pursuing a 4-year concurrent Bachelor's in Computer Science and Economics and Master's in Computer Science. At Brown, I am heavily involved with the Economics Department as a Senior Advisor (previously Co-President, Co-Academic, and Technology Chair) to the Economics DUG. I am also a Peer Career Advisor for the Center for Career Exploration, an RA for the Department of Computer Science, and previously, a TA for The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Investing and an RA for the Department of Engineering. Professionally, I have pursued opportunities in software engineering at L3Harris Technologies and technology consulting at Deloitte. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, cooking, and looking at my G-Cal. Feel free to reach out with any questions you may have!