Current Research Assistants

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These Lowe Institute research assistants (RAs) serve as our economic journalists for the Lowe Down blog, producing original research on timely economic and public policy issues and publishing in-depth articles about their findings on our blog. Meet our 2023-2024 economic journalism team!

Economic Journalists

Armine Kardashyan '26
 
Armine Kardashyan '26

Jennifer Lim '25
 
Jennifer Lim '25

Meghna Pamula '25
 
Meghna Pamula '25

Rachel Supnick '26
 
Rachel Supnick '26

Aryan Totawat '24
 
Aryan Totawat '24

Abizer Mamnoon '25
 
Abizer Mamnoon '25

Junior Student Manager

Derik Suria '24
 
Derik Suria '24

Senior Student Manager

Economic Journalists not pictured: Eman Hamid '24, Meraal Hasan '25, Kiara Jacob '26, Patrick Oh '25


 

The Lowe Institute’s forecast team creates ongoing economic reports and an annual State of the Region forecast focused on the Inland Empire in Southern California. On the team, Lowe Institute student research assistants get to work under the guidance and supervision of Manfred Keil, Lowe Institute Associate Director and the chief economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership (IEEP), to produce this important regional economic research and analysis. Meet the RAs on our forecast team!

Forecast Team

Sara Habaibeh '25
 
Sara Habaibeh '25

Kelly Hamamoto HMC '25
 
Kelly Hamamoto '25

Eric Li POM '26
 
Eric Li POM '26

Michael Ma '25
 
Michael Ma '25

Claire Meier-Scherling '25
 
Claire Meier-Scherling '25

Tianning Qin '26
 
Tianning Qin '26

Caden Rogers '25
 
Caden Rogers '25

Zoe Shao HMC '24
 
Zoe Shao HMC '24

Theodore Siasat '24
 
Theodore Siasat '24

Eddie Wei '25
 
Eddie Wei '25

Nicole Xu POM '26
 
Nicole Xu POM '26

Sasha Rothstein HMC '24
 
Sasha Rothstein HMC '24

Senior Student Manager

Kelly Hamamoto HMC '25
 
Kiefer Tierling '26

Arlo Jay '26
 
Arlo Jay '26

Ivan Kolesnikov '25
 
Ivan Kolesnikov '25

Junior Student Manager

Alina Hu HMC '24
 
Alina Hu HMC '24

Senior Student Manager

Otis Fischer '26
 
Otis Fischer '26

Forecast Team not pictured: Julia Amaroso SCR '24, Matthew Aved '26, Bob Gao HMC '26, Jonathan Liu HMC '24, Adarsh Srinivasan ’24


 

Faculty RAs

Subigya Baral PZR '26
 
Subigya Baral PZR '26

RA - Professor Robinson

Jing O'Brien POM '25
 
Jing O'Brien POM '25

RA - Professor Schaller

Tomoya Murakawa POM '24
 
Tomoya Murakawa POM '24

RA - Professor Flory

Faculty RAs not pictured:  Anson Bouchard '26 - Professor Shelton, Monica Cheng '23 - Professor Schaller


 

Bilingual Survey Interviewers

Lucy Meza '26
 
Lucy Meza '26

Isis Murillo Bravo '25
 
Isis Murillo Bravo '25

Arlo Jay '26
 
Arlo Jay '26

Annalice Sandiero '24
 
Annalice Sandiero '24

BSI Not pictured:  Grego Barzola Garavaglia '27


 

Social Media Coordinator

Mehrin Khan '26
 
Mehrin Khan '26

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