Huntsman Alumni Magazine Spring 2012

Spring 2012

Economics Student a Finalist for Carnegie Fellowship

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

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

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

The program offers up to ten one-year fellowships, and students who are accepted have the opportunity to conduct research, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congres­sional testimony, and co-author journal articles and policy papers, according to the organization’s website