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Spelman's Class of 2023 Economics Majors


Shannon Simmons, C'2021

Spelman Economics Major Shannon Shaunice SimmonsDuring her matriculation at Spelman, economics major Shannon Shaunice Simmons, C'2021, acted as a mentor with Gifted Girls of Grace, was a member of Future Business Leaders of Spelman, served as co-publicity chair and president of SKIRTS Inc. and as the SGA public relations intern. The Las Vegas, Nevada native also completed the FRESH - Freshman Reaching Excellence with Spelman's Help program.

Simmons has grown her makeup artistry business, Slay by Shaun, and acted as the key makeup artist for Miss Maroon and White and Miss Spelman and Court. She interned with Morehouse, as a PR/social media intern with RagCulture, and as a marketing intern with The Esteé Lauder Companies at Smashbox Cosmetics. She also studied abroad for two-weeks in Florence, Italy.

Post Graduate Plans

Following graduation, Simmons will be working as a presidential associate with Esteé Lauder in a two-year rotation before pursuing an 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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Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta, GA  30314

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