Danielle Handel

Danielle Handel

Undergraduate student

Emory University

Biography

I am an undergraduate student at Emory University studying Economics and Mathematics. Above all, I am an avid reader. Right now, I am reading The Yellow House by Sarah Broom.

Interests

  • Applied microeconomics
  • Economics of health, education, labor, and housing
  • Data-driven, equitable economic policy design
  • Applied econometrics

Education

  • BA in Economics and Mathematics, 2021

    Emory University

Skills

R

Advanced

Python

Intermediate

Stata

Intermediate

ArcGIS

Beginner

Microsoft Excel

Advanced

SQL

Beginner

LaTeX

Intermediate

Java

Beginner

Cloud Computing

AWS, Azure, IBM Watson

Git/Github

Intermediate

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Jun 2020 – Present

Responsibilities include:

  • Performed research and statistical analysis for education, health, and labor projects under Drs. Lisa Barrow, Diane Alexander, Bhashkar Mazumder, and Camilo Garcia
  • Developed a browser automation program for use in web scraping
  • Used R, Python, and Stata for data cleaning and analysis
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Emory Scholarly Inquiry and Research Experience (SIRE) Program

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019

Responsibilities include:

  • Provided statistical analysis using R for a study under Dr. David Howard in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to analyze the impact of cancer diagnoses on labor force participation
  • Participated in weekly course covering best practices in research, research report writing, and grant acquisition
 
 
 
 
 

Econometrics Lab Teaching Assistant

Emory University Department of Economics

Sep 2019 – Dec 2019

Responsibilities include:

  • Worked with Dr. Paloma Lopez de mesa Moyano to aid students in connecting Econometric theory to coding skills in R
  • Held weekly office hours to coach students in assignments and general application of R
 
 
 
 
 

Equity Research Summer Analyst

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

May 2019 – Aug 2019

Responsibilities include:

  • Manipulated large financial datasets while working extensively with Microsoft Excel and S&P Capital Intelligence
  • Research, including work with US International Trade Commision data, published in two initiating coverage reports
  • Worked directly with data science team to kickstart sentiment analysis and satellite imagery projects
 
 
 
 
 

Intermediate Microeconomics Teaching Assistant

Emory University Department of Economics

Aug 2018 – Dec 2018

Responsibilities include:

  • Worked with Dr. Maria Arbatskaya to supplement students’ understanding of advanced microeconomic concepts such as Game Theory, Firm Behavior, and Profit Maximization
  • Held weekly office hours to directly communicate with and mentor students, assisted in grading
 
 
 
 
 

Research Assistant

Emory University Department of Economics

Aug 2018 – Dec 2018

Responsibilities include:

  • Worked under Dr. Caroline Fohlin to compile a database of most relevant statistics of 1933 New York Stock Exchange securities using balance sheet, income account, and capital stock data
  • Analyzed Moody’s manuals and worked with Microsoft Excel to organize and assess financial data
 
 
 
 
 

Campaign Finance Intern

Nancy Soderberg for Congress

Jun 2018 – Aug 2018

Responsibilities include:

  • Synthesized 500+ sets of donor information into usable data for a congressional campaign
  • Developed an efficient system for analyzing individual donor history and predicting likelihood of securing future funds