» Joy Buchanan

Assistant Professor at Samford UniversityJoy Buchanan

Q: What were some of your favorite things to do in the OC? (i.e. restaurants, parks, day-trips, night life, etc.)

Doing bonfires at Huntington Beach at sunset

Q: What was your educational/career background before you joined the program?

I had studied screenwriting at Chapman and recently added an economics undergraduate major. It worked well for me to continue in Orange County and working with the ESI faculty that had inspired me as an undergraduate.

Q: What was your favorite aspect of the program?

I enjoyed being part of a community of people who were interested in economics.

Q: What are you doing now and how did ESI help prepare you?

Now I am an assistant professor at Samford University. ESI prepared me for graduate school and a career in economics.

Q: Any words of advice for future students?

Take advantage of the opportunities to get involved in research.