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The Undergraduate Student Portfolio of

Kimberly Reitema

Department of Economics, The University of Akron

I am currently a junior Labor Economics major and Financial Services for Non-Business Majors minor at the University of Akron.

My Educational Objectives

I am a Labor Economics major at the University of Akron. I am passionate about women's rights and community developement and would like to pursue an M.A. in Economics in the future because I feel that it will open the doors to the career I would ultimately like to achieve in this particular field. After graduation I would like to apply for the Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women and Public Policy, which is offered through the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. IWPR is the leading think tank in the U.S. whose primary focus is on domestic women’s issues such as Pay Equity and Discrimination, costs and benefits of preventative health services for women, costs of domestic violence, and many more.

My Career Objectives

It is very important to me that I work to make a difference in the lives of others. I would like utilize the knowledge and data analysis skills I have cultivated as a labor economics major to work for the government or a non-profit, specifically within community development and policy analysis. Ultimately, I would like to conduct research and quantitative data analysis that will help shape policy directly affecting women and girls. Prior to these goals, I am seeking an internship with the Community Development branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.

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