Mahunan Agblonon GS'15 – Global Scholar'13
Mahunan is a rising junior at the School of General Studies, where he is majoring in economics-statistics with a concentration in mathematics. As a native of Benin, a West African country that is ranked among the poorest in the world according to the UN, Mahunan has seen how the delicate balance between politics and economics can affect numerous people and institutions. He is very interested in development, economic growth, politics, and the alleviation of poverty. As a former research analyst intern at a consulting firm in Benin, he had the opportunity to work in small villages on community development projects. Mahunan sees the Global Scholars Program as a natural next step in his efforts to better understand other cultures and bind his theoretical knowledge of economics with experiential study. Mahunan looks forward to working with a group of diverse students and faculty to study political and socioeconomic issues in emerging markets.