In my Undergraduate Career, I majored in economics at the University of Wisconsin-Superior where I also conducted research on topics which ranged from Economic Development and the environment (the resulting paper focused on the effects of the environment on different economies using the Environmental Kuznets curve). I also carried out research work which focused on the effect of natural resources using Nigeria as case study (“The Advantages and Disadvantages of the Presence of Natural Resources in Nigeria”).
I continued to further my passion for economic development by enrolling in the Master in International and Development Economics at the University of San Francisco. I am currently working on a paper (for a Natural Resource Development class) titled The Effects of Pollution on Pregnant Women - A Case Study of Nigeria. For this project I have acquired extensive knowledge on how to carry out original research using secondary data.
These initial research experiences have allowed me to acquire knowledge and skills in econometrics, experimental economics, development microeconomics, natural resource development economic policies etc. which makes me and my team a really good fit to take on the project we are proposing.
My goals and aspirations are to help developing countries in achieving economic growth and stability not only for the benefit of the socioeconomic elites, but for everyone in the country. Focusing on women is very important for development in Nigeria because women have still little empowerment. Being able to impact positive changes in women’s lives will be a first step for me to start applying all the concepts I have been learning through my education. I firmly believe that economic development can only be achieved when every individual is carried along, through a grassroots approach.