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PRIYA SANKAR

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Priya Sankar is a Research Associate at the Yale Program on Financial Stability research financial crises and financial stability policy. She is also a recent Dartmouth alumna who double majored in Economics and Government. She has a passion for finance, economic research, political theory, and law.

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ABOUT PRIYA SANKAR

Priya's professional pursuits involve international economics and finance, which much of her coursework examines. She is currently employed as a research associate writing cases for the Yale Program on Financial Stability's New Bagehot Project. At YPFS, she established a comprehensive tracker of governmental policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and manages a team of 36 interns, while writing cases and blog posts about specific interventions. She was previously employed as an investment banking analyst in New York City at Hypatia Capital. In this capacity she performed financial analysis, networked amongst Manhattan financiers, and dabbled in private equity and marketing. In spring 2017, she performed economic policy research and governance policy research for the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. At Brookings, she focused on financial regulation and Czech Jewish history. She intends to pursue finance professionally and obtain a doctoral degree in the field. In early 2018, she was the Apple Campus Representative to Dartmouth College.

 

Priya's academic focus at Dartmouth was on financial economics and international comparative politics. She followed her passion for academia through extensive research within the Dartmouth College Department of Government in the areas of Kenyan politics and media bias surrounding the 2016 US election. She has also performed research on the significance of medical language and the relationship between presidential approval ratings and the performance of various stock indices with different levels of media coverage. She has also used Twitter sentiment analysis to predict asset performance and researched local governmental policies like Maine’s educational income tax refunds and New Hampshire’s government-owned liquor stores under the guidance of Professor David Blanchflower, of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. She completed the Tuck School of Business's Pre-MBA program, the Undergraduate Business Bridge in December 2017. She also wrote a senior Honors Government thesis titled Redefining the Fourth Amendment: Searches and Seizures in the Age of Technology.

At Dartmouth, Priya was also heavily involved in Women in Business, Dartmouth College Fencing Club, Dartmouth Finance Society, Dartmouth College Parliamentary Debate Team, and the Tabard Co-Educational Fraternity. She held executive positions in the latter two. She was also a War and Peace Fellow, and a Rockefeller Center Peer Mentor. Her volunteer experience was concentrated at Dartmouth College Hillel in which she participated in Project Preservation twice, and led the program in 2019. During this program she helped educate students about Jewish and Holocaust history and helped preserve it by restoring and documenting lost Jewish graves in Europe. In her free time, Priya enjoys cooking, traveling, running, and squash.

 

EDUCATION

BA, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE

2015-2019

Double Major in Honors Government and Economics; Minor in Jewish Studies

LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL

2013-2015

High School Diploma - GPA 4.6
National AP Scholar, Spanish Honors Society, Varsity Fencing Captain, Dean's List

TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

2017

Completed the Tuck Undergraduate Business Bridge Program in December 2017

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