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Program Ambassadors

Would you like to speak with a current student in our graduate economics program? Feel free to contact any of the program’s graduate student ambassadors to learn about their experience in the program.

William Harris

William Harris is a fifth year PhD student in Economics at NC State University
from Westbury, New York. William completed his Bachelor’s degree at UNC Wilmington
in 2015 where he majored in Economics and Operations Management. After his undergraduate
studies, he worked in private industry for a year and then attended NC State University
where he received a Master’s of Science in Economics. William’s general research
interests are in Microeconomic Theory. More specifically he is interested in matching
theory and market design. Currently he is working on the application of matching theory
and market design to school choice. After graduation, William wishes to find a job in
academia, government or the private sector.

Caroline Tompson

Caroline Tompson is a third year PhD student from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Caroline has a Bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, and graduated in 2020. Her general research areas include environmental economics and economics of education. Currently, she is working on analyzing the effects of ethanol-15 waivers on ozone levels, and the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on college student well-being. After graduation, Caroline wishes to find a job in academia, government, or the private sector.