UCSC Economics Path to Ph.D. Panel

Friday, June 4, 2021, 3-4PM (PDT)
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Interested in economic and policy research? Are you thinking about graduate school or a
Ph.D.? Please join members of the Economics Department and two distinguished alumnae for
a discussion of their path to Ph.D. studies.


Sheah Deilami-Nugent

Sheah Deilami-Nugent graduated from UC Santa Cruz (Oakes) in 2016 with a dual degree in pure mathematics and economics, with honors, and a M.S. in applied economics and finance in 2017. Following her studies, she worked as a research associate for Innovations for Poverty Action in Tanzania, and then as a pre-doctoral fellow at Stanford University. Sheah will be starting her Ph.D. in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at UC Berkeley this fall. Sheah plans to study development, political economy and labor.

Carlos Dobkin
Carlos Dobkin graduated from UC Santa Cruz (Crown) in 1993 with a degree in
economics and math, and followed his studies working as a teacher in the Watsonville
public schools. He subsequently earned a M.S in statistics in 1999 and Ph.D. in
economics in 2003 from UC Berkeley. He returned to UC Santa Cruz as a faculty
member after his Ph.D., where he now specializes in applied econometrics and health
Jett Pettus
Jett Pettus graduated from UC Santa Cruz (Merrill) in 2018 with a degree in economics
and math, with highest honors, where she participated in the Income Dynamics Lab and
the Gesher Group. Following her studies, she joined Columbia Business School as a
research associate, and then the National Bureau of Economic Research as a research
assistant. Jett will be starting her Ph.D. in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology in the fall, where she will be supported by a NSF Economics Fellowship. Jett
plans to study industrial organization and public economics.
Natalia Lazzati Natalia Lazzati is an associate professor in economics at UC Santa Cruz, and currently serves as director of the Ph.D. program in economics. Natalia earned her B.S. in economics and M.S. in applied statistics from Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Arizona. Natalia’s research is focused at the intersection of economic theory and econometrics. Prior to joining UC Santa Cruz, Natalia was a faculty member at the University of Michigan.