UC Berkeley economics professor Dr. Martha Olney explains the importance of diversity in the field, and why she supports initiatives designed to welcome underrepresented groups to the major.
Adora Svitak is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in Development Studies and minoring in South Asian Studies at UC Berkeley. She is involved in writing and editing in several publications, including Berkeley Political Review. In the past, she has interned at Tata Communications in New Delhi, conducting research on corporate social responsibility programs, and she has written content for TED's education division. Through her work at Matrix, she hopes to be able to contribute to a larger conversation about interdisciplinary learning and research on campus.