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.

  • Katherine Radvany

    Hi! My name is Katie and I am a senior concentrating in Economics, pursuing the Business track. I am super excited to be a peer advisor! On campus, I am involved in a number of advisory and mentorship roles, including the Meiklejohn program, BRYTE, and have served as a TA for ECON 0170. Professionally, I have pursued opportunities in consulting, interning at Deloitte, Willis Towers Watson, and Arthur D. Little. Upon graduating, I will be joining Arthur D. Little as a Business Analyst in their New York office. Feel free to reach out to me for advise on course selection and requirements, concentration choices, career opportunities, and any other questions you may have! 


  • Jaime Torres

    Hello all! I am Jaime, and I am a senior studying Applied Math-Economics with additional coursework in the Behavioral Sciences and Political Sciences. I have interned in a Healthcare Agency, an Engineering firm, and a nonprofit targeting the ‘brain drain’ in Puerto Rico. My other interests include music, Caribbean history, and cooking.


  • Lexi Love

    Hi! My name is Lexi and I am a senior studying Business Economics. I am also a student-athlete on the women's basketball team. I recently completed an internship with Stifel Financial Corp. as a summer investment banking analyst in New York. I intend to continue a career in investment banking, as I will return to the firm next summer as a full-time analyst in their New York office. I am super excited to be a peer advisor! I am happy to discuss course selection, concentration choices, internships, and anything sport related. 


  • Brandon Avendano

    Hi! My name is Brandon and I am a senior concentrating in Economics and Sociology. I identify as First Gen, Low Income, and Latinx. 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, Latinx in Business and Leadership, and the Sheridan Center as an ECON0110 tutor. Last semester, I studied abroad in Barcelona as part of the CASA program - it was easily the best decision I have made at Brown. Professionally, I have interned at a technology-focused private equity firm and a strategy consulting firm. After graduating from Brown next spring, I will be an Associate at PwC Strategy& in their Los Angeles office. Outside of work, I highly enjoy binge watching cooking shows and documentaries, going to the gym and running, playing volleyball, and going to concerts.


  • Albert Zhu

    Hey everyone! My name is Albert, and I am a senior studying Applied Math-Economics and Computer Science. I have taken a number of applied math and economics courses and am currently a TA for Financial Institutions. I have interned in investment banking, venture capital, and a healthcare/machine learning startup. I'm also interested in tennis, all types of music, and hiking.


  • Meredith Hilkert

    Meredith is a senior concentrating in economics and completing a certificate in data science. Her interests lie in corporate finance and is exploring financial literacy in teens for an honors thesis. She has experience interning in investment banking and will be working in the field post-graduation. Outside of course work, she is a member of the Varsity Track and Field team, Delta Gamma sorority, and is the former Co-President of the Brown Investment Group (BIG). She loves Cleveland sports, reading, and The Office trivia.


  • Anisa Madey

    Hello! My name is Anisa and I am a senior concentrating in Economics. I’m excited to be a Peer Advisor for the Economics department this year. On campus, I’m currently Head of Project Development for the Black Consulting Initiative and I’ve served as Co-President for the African Student Association. I’ve also spent time working with various non-profits. Professionally, I spent this past summer as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst at J.P. Morgan in the New York office. I’m happy to discuss investment banking internships, how to best prepare for behavioral interviews, technical interviews, and casing interviews, as well as how to recruit effectively. I’m also first-generation, low income, Black woman. I’m happy to talk about my experiences being Black and/or being a woman in finance. Outside of work, I enjoy discovering new brunch spots, trying different workouts, and reading.


  • Arjun Nanda

    Arjun is a senior from Concord, Massachusetts studying Applied Mathematics, Economics, and Biology. At Brown, he serves as the Co-Career Development Chair of the Economics DUG, Co-President of 180 Degrees Consulting, a campus tour guide, and also works as a teaching and research assistant in the Economics Department. In his free time he enjoys cooking, staying active, and exploring restaurants around Providence. Upon graduating in the spring, he will be joining SVB Securities as an Biopharmaceutical Investment Banking Analyst in New York.


  • Geordie Young

    Hi! My name is Geordie Young and I am a senior concentrating in Computer Science - Economics and Political Science. I have taken a wide variety of Economics courses at Brown, and am currently a TA for ECON 1720: Corporate Finance. This past summer I worked as an Investment Banking Summer Analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at Barclays in NYC, as well as Coatue a hedge fund based in NYC. Outside of academics, I am a member of the Varsity Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.