Huntsman Post

Economics Student a Finalist for Carnegie Fellowship

By Allie Jeppson

A student in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business was recently named a finalist for The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program.

Kjersten Adams

Kjersten Adams, a Huntsman scholar and senior honors student in economics, traveled to Washington, D.C., March 1 to interview for a one-year position in the Carnegie think tank. Even though she was not selected for the position, she was one of more than 400 students who applied for it, and one of 25 students who were considered finalists.

“We are so very proud of Kjersten’s achievement,” said Honors Program Director Christie Fox. “Her accomplishment demonstrates the kind of education and experiences that Utah State University and the Honors Program provide to our students.”

With an internship in Mongolia and two study abroad experiences, Kjersten said her experiences are what set her apart as a candidate.

“I’ve had amazing experiences that I don’t know I would have had if I’d gone to a different school,” Kjersten said. “The Huntsman School’s focus on international programs really helped me for this position.”