Jialun He '22
BS Economics & Applied Mathematics
Minors in Pure Mathematics
Where are you originally from?
I was born in China and transferred to a U.S. high school in 2016.
Why Stony Brook University?
I heard of Stony Brook's reputation in Pure Mathematics.
I wanted to become a pure mathematician at the very beginning; however, I changed my mind and chose Microeconomics Theory.
I initially declared MAT (Mathematics), but then I realized that I cared more than abstract terms. So, I then declared AMS (Applied Math) and ECO (Economics), dropped my MAT to a minor, and planned to pursue a Ph.D. in Economics in the near future.
ECO500, it was my first graduate course and my first taste of advanced modern economics.
With the help of my professors, I've received and accepted a full-time research assistant position at Yale
Awards & Accolades:
Phi Beta Kappa, SBU 2021 Robert S. Roth Scholarship in Economics, SBU 2020 Math Foundation Scholarship, SBU University Scholar Honor, SBU Dean’s list, all semester.
Plans for post-graduation:
Predoctoral position at Yale for two years, then apply for a Ph.D. in Economics.
Ideally, become a college professor!
Advice for future Seawolves?
Talk more with your peers and professors, figure out what you want, and work hard for it!
Favorite SBU memory?
I had an interesting trip with the Math Club fellows to the SUMS math conference at Brown, back in March 2020.