PAM Seniors 2016

Outstanding PAM seniors 2016

These graduating students were selected by the department as Outstanding PAM Seniors because of their exceptional academic performance, recognition of their character and achievements both on and off campus, their demonstrated leadership, and contributions they have made to the department and campus community during their time with us. We congratulate all of them for their accomplishments and wish them well in their future careers.  

Outstanding Senior Reception photos 2016

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What are our Outstanding Seniors planning to do after graduation?


Grace An

Grace An matriculated from Oxford Academy High School in Cypress, California. In additional to her PAM coursework, she is pursuing a minor in Inequality Studies. She was a teaching assistant for Professor Hall's Statistics course. She served as a Human Ecology Ambassador, the Secretary of Alternative Breaks, and the Communications Chair on the Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar Executive Board. Grace is the Staff Development Chair in Clara Dickson Hall where she is a Resident Advisor. She is also a research assistant in Dr. Reyna's Laboratory of Rational Decision Making, focusing on health-related risk communication, judgement, and behavior. In 2015, she spent the spring semester in New York City through the Urban Semester program, interning at the Clinton Foundation and volunteering at a senior center. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and trying out new restaurants. After graduation, Grace will be joining Athena Health at its headquarters in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Awards:
Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar, Dean's List.

Brooke Blau

Brooke Blau matriculated from Roslyn High School on Long Island, New York. Besides the PAM major, Brooke earned a minor in Business. She was a research assistant in Professor Avery's Pharmaceutical & Health Advertising Undergraduate Research Lab. She has been the Committee Head for Colleges Against Cancer for the last three years. She was a Junior Associate in the Society for Women in Business. She served the Sigma Delta Tau Sorority as the Executive Board Social Chair. During her Spring Junior semester, Brooke enjoyed studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, and managed to travel all over Europe as well. She enjoys cooking, exercising and being with friends and family. As a January graduate, Brooke has had the opportunity to work with the Sloan Program in Health Administration, assisting them with their accreditation process and alumni outreach efforts. After Commencement she will be returning to Morgan Stanley as a full-time analyst in the Human Resources department in New York.
Awards:
Dean's List (all semesters), National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and the Golden Key International Honor Society.

Carter Casady

Carter Casady attended the Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. He completed a PAM Honors Thesis on Public-Private Partnership procurement in Canada. He was a research assistant with Professor Avery's Pharmaceutical & Health Advertising Research Lab. He earned a concentration in infrastructure policy and was a consultant conducting independent research for the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Innovative Program Delivery. He worked as an intern at the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House. He also interned with Bank of America's Balance Sheet & Capital Management Capital Policy Team. Carter spends his spare time with his wife Sarah and daughter Ruth and enjoys playing baseball with the Cornell Club Baseball Team. He spends time as a member of Chabad at Cornell and the Cornell International Affairs Society. After graduation he will be working as a research associate at Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government.
Awards:
PAM Honors, Dean's List (all semesters); Robison Award for Academic Excellence; Human Ecology Outstanding Senior (Honorable Mention), PAM Honors.

Catherine Fernan

Catherine Fernan matriculated from Maury High School in Norfolk, Virginia. She has worked in Professor Avery's Pharmaceutical & Health Advertising Undergraduate Research Lab and rose to the role of manager her senior year. Catherine has completed a PAM Honors Thesis on the effects of front-of-package marketing on perceptions of the healthfulness of nutritional bars. She was a member of the College of Human Ecology Dean's Undergraduate Advisory Council. She was President of her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. Catherine was a summer intern at the Ad Council where she worked with the research department to develop effective public service announcements. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys cooking with friends, running and skiing. After graduation she will start as an analyst with the Analysis Group in Boston.
Awards:
Merrill Presidential Scholar Award, Dean's List, PAM Honors.

Hilary Gelfond

Hilary Gelfond matriculated from Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland. Besides her PAM major, she minored in both Business and Law and Society. She has been a teaching assistant for Professor Avery's PAM 2300 Introduction to Policy Analysis, for several years. She was director of the Economic Policy Center and eventually became President of the Cornell Roosevelt Institute think tank, an organization that generates, advocates, and lobbies for progressive policy ideas and initiatives in local university, state, and national government. She was the Vice President of Programs for her sorority, Alpha Xi Delta. Hilary interned in the United State Senate, as well as at the Center for American Progress and the Brookings Institution. For relaxation, Hilary enjoys running, playing sports, reading and following politics. After graduation she will be a research assistant at The Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center.
Awards:
Presidential Fellowship at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress (CSPC), Dean's List for most semesters.

Katie Loshak

Katie Loshak matriculated from Roslyn High School, Roslyn, New York. A January PAM graduate, Katie also completed a minor in Business. She conducted research in Professor Avery's lab on the impact of market-based communications on people's health related behaviors, and more recently focusing on pharmaceutical products. With Professor Cawley she researched how providing calorie count information affects restaurant patrons' food choices, with the goal of projecting the impact of the Affordable Care Act's nationwide menu label laws. Katie is a founding member and was COO of The Cornell Hedge Fund. She was a project manager and senior mentor for Cornell Strategic Consulting and she is a junior associate for the Society for Women in Business. In her spare time Katie enjoys trying new restaurants, travel, visiting art museums and spending time at Sigma Delta Tau. After graduation she is returning full-time to Goldman Sachs Asset Management where she completed two summer internships.
Awards
: Meinig Family Cornell National Scholar, Dean's List (all semesters).

Trevor Marrero

Trevor Marrero matriculated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was the Varsity Sprint Football captain and the Club Lacrosse captain. He served as corresponding secretary and steward of his Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. He spent a great deal of time playing sprint football, club lacrosse, and pickup basketball. He worked for the Athletics Department and served as a member of the Cornell Catholic Community. In his spare time he enjoys singing, listening to music, weightlifting, running, cooking and traveling. After graduation, Trevor will be working full time in New York City for Goldman Sachs in their Compliance Division.
Awards: Dean's List (7 semesters), 2013 Arabic Language Award, Cornell Tradition Fellow, 3-time 400 Club Member (Varsity athlete with at least a 4.0 semester GPA), 2-time Sprint Football All-League Recognition.

Emily Miller

Emily Miller matriculated from Palisade High School in Palisade, Colorado. She wrote a PAM Honors Thesis on the effectiveness of drunk driving public service announcements. She has been a research assistant in the Pharmaceutical and Health Advertising Lab and served as a teaching assistant in PAM 2030 Populations and Public Policy. She was a research intern at the National Low Income Housing Coalition with the Cornell in Washington Program. Playing the flute, Emily has traveled all over the Northeast with the Big Red Marching Band and served as their Alumni Relations Chair. She has been a conductor for the Big Red Pep Band. She served as a student representative on the Church Council at St. Luke's Lutheran Church and worked as a student supervisor at North Star Dining. Emily traveled to Havana to attend Viva Cuba, a cultural exchange and field research opportunity. While at Cornell, Emily took classes in swing dancing, sailing, figure skating and hockey. She loves hiking, water sports, reading, cooking, wine touring and the Hanger Theater. After graduation, Emily plans to do policy evaluation and research in Washington, D.C., or city-level economic development.
Awards: Dean's List, Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar, Kappa Omicron Nu, CIW Conable Scholarship, PAM Honors.

Kaitlin Monson

Kaitlin Monson matriculated from Clear Lake High School, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Besides her major in PAM, she is earning a minor in business. She served as teaching assistant for PAM 2300 Introduction to Policy Analysis and Management. Kaitlin was vice president of Finance and assistant director of philanthropy for the Alpha Phi Sorority. She served as director of marketing and public relations for the Cornell International Affairs Review. She is a performing member with the Rise Dance Group and was a student athlete on the Cornell Cheerleading Team. She was a lifeguard at Cornell Fitness Centers and a watch officer for Cayuga's Watchers. During her freshman year she volunteered in Panama as a member of the Cornell Global Law Brigades. She studied abroad for one semester in Madrid, Spain, during which she traveled to 9 countries. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, trying new foods, watching the Minnesota Vikings, and tracking down the location of the Collegetown sushi truck. After graduation she will be working as a public finance analyst in Citigroup's Municipal Securities Division in New York City.
Awards: Dean's List (all semesters), Cornell Tradition Fellow.

Dallas O'Dell

Dallas O'Dell matriculated from Marymount School in Manhattan, New York, and transferred from the University of Michigan Honors program. Besides being a PAM major, she has also earned a demography minor. She served as a new member educator of the Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity. For several years now, Dallas has volunteered with City Meals on Wheels during the Holidays. Dallas spent a semester with the Cornell in Washington Program and traveled to Oman for a global health conference as a Health Security Partners' fellow. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, and learning more about environmental sustainability, exercise, health and nutrition. After graduation she will be working in the antitrust practice of NERA Economic Consulting in its New York office.
Awards: Dean's List.

Carly Silver

Carly Silver graduated from Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland. She was a teaching assistant for PAM 2300, Introduction to Policy Analysis and Management, since her freshman year and has worked as Head Teaching Assistant for the past three years. In addition, Carly has served as Marketing Director and Standards Board Representative for Delta Sigma Pi, the professional business fraternity, as a senior consultant for Social Business Consulting, as a REACH tutor at Fall Creek Elementary School, and as an active member of Alpha Phi sorority. Carly studied abroad at University College, London, taking courses in Political Science, International Relations, and Art History. In her free time, Carly enjoys spending time with her friends and seven siblings, visiting museums, running, and traveling to new places. During her college summers, Carly worked as a Capitol Hill intern for Congressman Chris Van Hollen (MD-08) and as a summer analyst for the Arlington, VA-based hedge fund EJF Capital. Upon graduation, Carly will be working full-time as a Sales & Trading Analyst for J.P. Morgan in the NYC office on their Institutional Foreign Exchange desk.
Awards: Dean's List (all semesters).

Philip Susser

Philip Susser graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY. As a PAM major, he focused his studies on healthcare policy and published research on United States sick leave policy with Professor Nicolas Ziebarth. Since his junior year he has written a biweekly opinion column for the Cornell Daily Sun. In addition to his role as a columnist, he has volunteered as a mentor for a youth outreach program (YOURS), served as the healthcare policy director for the Roosevelt Institute, and played for the Cornell Club Baseball team. Following his sophomore year, he spent the summer volunteering in the Emergency Department of Bellevue Hospital and working as a research assistant for Professor Brian Elbel at the NYU School of Medicine. In his spare time he enjoys running in the Ithaca area and watching movies. After graduation, he will be attending medical school with aspirations to help influence healthcare policy as a physician.
Awards: Deans list (seven semesters).

Kate Swain

Kate Swain matriculated from Hampton High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She served as a research assistant in both the PAM and Human Development. One of her semesters was spent participating in Cornell in Washington. She served as secretary for Alpha Kappa Psi and spent time at Kappa Alpha Theta, as well as the Society for Women in Business. Kate enjoys Lacrosse, running, travelling, and tutoring. After graduation she will start work at NERA Economic Consulting in the Securities and Financial Litigation Practice Area in New York. However, she also plans to attend law school in the future.
Awards: Dean's List (all semesters).