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Alumni Spotlights

Jerome FonsJerome Fons, Ph.D.At the Front Line of the Financial Meltdown
There’s no denying that the financial crisis of the late 2000s affected everyone on some level; however, the impact of the crisis was quite different for Jerome “Jerry” Fons, who was on the front line of the 2008 financial meltdown. In mid-2007, Fons left Moody’s Investor Service right as things were starting to derail...view article

Victor NgVictor Ng, Ph.D.: Economists Shape Alum's Interests and Career
While studying economics at UC San Diego, Victor Ng, Ph.D. ’89, had an unparalleled opportunity to work with two world-renowned professors: Michael Rothschild and Nobel laureate Robert Engle....view article

Grace Chui-MillerGrace Chui-MillerReady to Compete in any Arena
Grace Chui-Miller likes to look beyond her boundaries and explore the variety of opportunities in her environment. Her mentor, the late Muir College provost and mathematics professor Patrick Ledden, had a love of public art and literature...view article

Ryan SullivanRyan Sullivan: Solving Problems
Ryan Sullivan is a rare UC San Diego economics alumnus, earning both a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. from UC San Diego. As an undergraduate economics major, he acquired technical knowledge and skills. His pursuit of advanced degrees...view article

Brandon FreemanBrandon Freeman: High Energy Philanthropist
Brandon Freeman ’04 got his first computer when he was only five years old and has been captivated by technology ever since. So, it makes sense that he planned to major in electrical engineering, with a minor in economics....view article

Ken KronerKen Kroner: Advancing and Giving Back to UCSD
Throughout his career as a global finance innovator, Ken Kroner, Ph.D., has been an academic at heart. His economic training at UC San Diego grounded him in the scientific method, and his research on forecasting asset returns...view article