Hello! I am Murat Alpa and I am currently a freshman attending American University in Washington, DC. While I was born and raised in Lindenhurst, New York, I currently reside in Freehold, New Jersey.
My passion in economics started during the Great Recession when I saw first-hand how families reacted to such economic turmoil and how they managed their finances, even my own. Such an event peaked my curiosity in economics on how an event like the housing bubble could create such chaos.
At American University, I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies which consists of the fields of Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government, also known as CLEG. At the University, I am a part of the Economics Club as well as the Student Historical Society. Upon graduation, I would like to pursue a Masters in Economics or move into a career relating to such a field.
Over the past few years, I have gained communication skills not only to better orate my positions and views on certain subjects but also take the time to listen to the issues that others have and build off on them. For myself, I want to create a better understanding between everybody, something that is sorely lacking in this current political environment.