Ulyana is a junior studying economics with an international studies minor at Towson University, where she also works as a research assistant for the Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI). Ulyana is tasked with gathering data and research, and drafting literature reviews for a variety of projects. “Doing research for such a variety of projects have really helped me to know where I can retrieve the needed information for any assignment that I might be working on,” said Ulyana.

RESI provides an array of economic and policy analysis services to better serve Maryland and other states in the region, especially in relation to increased employment and economic growth. Throughout her time with RESI, Ulyana has worked on a variety of projects. “The most interesting project that I have worked on was for the YMCA of Central Maryland. This is a project that assesses how students in different preschools compare to one another and I actually received an opportunity to go to one of the preschools to administer the test to the students,” said Ulyana.

Ulyana’s advice for other students looking to gain real-world experience during college? Take an internship even though it might not be in your precise field of study. You never know what connections you might make and where it may lead you. Getting as much experience as you can right now will really help you in the long run after graduating.

After completing her bachelor’s degree at TU, Ulyana is interested in pursuing her MBA.


Fun Stuff about Ulyana

  • What are two apps you can’t live without? Instagram (I love to follow travel blogs) and Skype (so I can talk to my family back home)
  • If your life was a movie, what would the theme song be? Fire by Gavin DeGraw
  • What would your superhero power be? Being invisible
  • What is a fun fact most people don’t know about you? I am originally from Ukraine and moved to the United States when I was 9 years old. My family and I lived in Portland, Oregon for a year before moving to Baltimore.