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Spelman's Class of 2023 Economics Majors


Economics Graduate: Nyla Griffith

Spelman 2023 Economics Graduate Nyla GriffithNyla Griffith, C'2023, is a graduating senior and economics major on a pre-med track. During her matriculation at Spelman, she became a Sloan Scholar, attended Columbia University’s Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center CURE Research Program, and participated in Kaiser Permanente's Clinical Shadowing and Mentorship Program.

A member of Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Honor Society and the Student National Medical Association (SNMA), Griffith served as president of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Professional Health Honor Society, liaison for the Minority Association of Premedical Students (M.A.P.S), and vice-president of communications, for the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

Committed to serving inside and outside of the classroom, Griffith is a Student Success Center Study Group Lead, Health Career Opportunities Preparation Pipeline Program (HCOPPP) Scholar, and Fall 2022 Scholar of the Women of Excellence in Leadership (WELS) Program. She also remained on the Dean's List for four years.

What are her plans after she graduates?

Following graduation, Griffith will attend Morehouse School of Medicine and pursue an MBA with a focus in healthcare management.


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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Atlanta, GA  30314

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