Ayeona Hopkins ’18
Albright Fellow 2017

Ayeona Hopkins
Ayeona is a junior majoring in Economics and Spanish, and is interested in how economic development, international aid, and foreign policy confront and engage with specific cultures, specifically in Latin America.

During the summer of 2016, Ayeona interned at the United States Department of the Treasury where she worked in the Office of Financial Institutions. At the Treasury Department, Ayeona worked closely with the Office of Consumer policy on projects concerning financial inclusion and financial literacy.  Ayeona is currently spending the fall semester studying abroad in Córdoba, Spain where she hopes to reach fluency in Spanish and experience how culture, race-relations, and immigration, manifest themselves in Spain and in a changing Europe. At Wellesley, Ayeona is involved with WASA (Wellesley African Student Association), Amnesty International and the Student Organization Funding Committee. After Wellesley, Ayeona hopes to work in foreign policy and economic development, while also promoting discourse on the need for development strategies and foreign policies that allow countries to build sustainable economies and infrastructure and reflect their 21st century needs.