To more effectively disseminate valuable information regarding the major, the Yale College Dean Office has established an informal peer mentoring system. Peer mentors are juniors and seniors in a major selected and trained to convey advice and information to their peers, as a way of increasing and diversifying mentoring resources within majors. Peer mentors meet with prospective and current majors to provide advice and information regarding Economics. They can answer questions about what it’s like to major in Economics, what classes you may wish to take in the major, how you find a research opportunity, and so on. Occasionally, mentors will hold community-building events in the major and participate in the academic fairs for first- and second-year students.
First- and second-year students are encouraged to contact any of the peer mentors with questions about Economics and to attend their events.
Please note that peer mentors may not sign schedules or any other official Yale College forms.
2023-2024 Peer Mentors
Nastaran Moghimi is a junior in Benjamin Franklin College. She is from Rockville, MD, but spent her childhood living in Iran, Germany, and Oregon. Nastaran is an economics major, with specific interests in clean energy, sustainability, and the law. She has explored economics through research, coursework, industry, and policy and is happy to answer questions about any of these avenues. Outside of economics, Nastaran is interested in math, philosophy, Iranian history and poetry, and foreign policy. Please feel free to reach out to her with any questions.
Nick Trenholm is a senior in Benjamin Franklin College from Princeton, New Jersey. In addition to majoring in economics, he is also pursuing a certificate in data science. Throughout his time at Yale, he has been involved with research, tutoring, and club sports. He enjoys applying analytics to sports, business, and public policy. During his free time, you might catch him on a run up Prospect Street or shooting some hoops at Lanman. Please reach out to him if you have any questions!
Rock Zhu is a senior in Pierson originally from Beijing. Double majoring in economics and mathematics, he has explored many classes in this rich intersection, and engaged in research since sophomore year. An avid basketball fan, he is looking forward to representing Pierson in IMs next year and finishing his program strong with a senior essay. Feel free to reach out to him with any questions you might have!
Amre Proman is a rising senior in Davenport College who grew up around the world but calls Northern Virginia home. She is double-majoring in Economics and Political Science and is pursuing a certificate in Global Health with plans to go to law school one day. For the past year she has been a Research Assistant studying the gender wage gap and the summer before she carried out qualitative research in Liberia. She would be happy to answer questions about any of these experiences, and also about planning and applying for summer internships, exploring Economics beyond department courses, and student life at Yale!