Alex Vu ’19
Albright Fellow 2018

Alex Vu
Alex is a junior double majoring in Economics and Mathematics with an interest in applying quantitative methods to answer questions regarding how people make economic decisions.

A proud alumna of the UWC movement, she is passionate about global affairs, particularly how different cultures interact within perceived power dynamics. During the summer of 2017, Alex worked closely with professor Kartini Shastry in the Economics department to explore whether female entrepreneurs attribute failures more to their ability or to luck. Alex is also an enthusiastic tutor of Probability and Statistical Methods to economics and sociology students. Outside of the classroom, Alex immerses herself in Korean and Korean culture. She studied abroad at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea the summer after her first year, during which she delved into modern Korean cinema and East Asian international relations. Off-campus, she has been involved in initiatives that aim at building critical thinking skills for Vietnamese high school students. In the future, Alex seeks a working opportunity that allows her to combine her knowledge of statistics and economics to analyze big data sets and facilitate data-based decision making mechanisms.