A trip to Myanmar during high school and studying with Dr. Daria Sevastianova, USI associate professor of economics, opened Elle Floyd’s ’18 eyes to and allowed her to pursue her dream of making a difference in the world.
Arriving at USI as a transfer student with the intention of becoming a nurse, Floyd navigated her way through four majors before she found her mission and purpose in an introductory macroeconomics class taught by Sevastianova.
“Economics solves real world problems,” said Floyd. “It offers solutions to problems in monetary funds, trade issues, the labor market and poverty. I loved putting all the pieces together and seeing how they were related.”