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Profiles of Class of 2021 Economics Majors

Kiara Grimstead, C'2021

Spelman economics major Kiara Grimstead During her matriculation at Spelman, economics major Kiara Grimstead, maintained a GPA of 3.85 and was also inducted into three honors societies --  the Golden Key Honor Society, Omicron Delta Economic Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. She was inducted into the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors program when she arrived at Spelman and has been an active member since.

Throughout her experience at Spelman, Grimstead served as a peer tutor and helped many Spelmanites pass their math and economic courses. She was also honored to participate the AUC Data Science Research Program in the summer of 2020.


Grimstead was a financial consulting intern for Ayco, a Goldman Sachs Company and a member of Future Business Leaders of Spelman during her senior year. She says she gets a lot of satisfaction from helping others so throughout her time at Spelman she also volunteered at a non-profit called For Me to You. 

Post Graduation Plans

Following graduation, Grimstead will work in Atlanta as a strategy analyst for Deloitte. After gaining work experience, she plans to go to graduate school and obtain her MBA.

What Is Economics and Why Does it Matter?

Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Students in our department are given a variety of tools that will allow them to learn and examine economics on a local and global level. We focus on various topics such as Health Economics, Urban Economics, Women in the Economy, Data Science and Management, and Money and Baking.

Our curriculum focuses on not only economic theory but statistical analysis as well. By teaching students how to construct and interpret empirical findings, they become better equipped to navigate the complex issues of the world. Students are also introduced to courses that will prepare them for a Master of Business Administration degree, such as management practicum. In addition to our economics major and minor, we offer a minor in management and organization.

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