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Andre Therrien '06
Andre Therrien graduated from USD in 2006 with a bachelors in Economics. Since then he's relocated to New York City and works as an economic analyst.
What have you been up to since graduating?
After graduating in 2006 with my B.A. in Economics, Magna cum Laude and department honors, I relocated to New York City for my position as an economic analyst with the Business Cycle Indicators team at The Conference Board. Over the past three years, I have focused on the leading economic indexes for a variety of countries, including Mexico, France, Germany, Spain, and the UK, as well as various other projects related to international competitiveness and emerging economies.
What is your fondest memory of USD?
The fondest memory I have while at USD was attending a speech by Shirin Ebadi, the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner, in the fall of 2006 at the JCP.
What is your favorite place on campus, why?
Aromas was the perfect place on campus to pick up a chai tea on those cool fall and winter days, striking up conversations with friends and professors, and then heading to the reading room in Copley Library for some late afternoon studying.
Who was your favorite USD professor or class?
It is difficult to say any one class was my most favorite since all had an impact on my educational experience at USD and professional development. But perhaps one of the more interesting courses I took combined economics with studies on poverty, taught by both Dr. Macy and Dr. Anderson.
How have you remained involved with USD since graduating?
Though I am in New York City, I always visit the campus when I am back in San Diego. Keeping in touch with fellow alumni through the alumni association is also a great way to stay active in the USD community.
If you could offer a current USD student advice, what would it be?
Continuously challenge yourself academically because nothing is ever too difficult to achieve!
Trenton Mendenhall '14
Trenton received his bachelors degree in Behavioral Neuroscience in 2014. Soon after graduating, he began his service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fiji promoting health and wellness to local communities.