Why are you interested in the Department of Economics? What are your personal, educational, and/or career goals and how do you expect to further those by studying economics? What led you to apply to this major? If you are pursuing a double major or double degree, why are both majors important to your goals? Please let the committee know if there are any circumstances that you feel the committee should know that has affected your grades/transcript. Describe an experience with diversity or adversity that has had a profound effect on you.