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UMBC receives $1.3 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to diversify economics Ph.D.s

November 27, 2017 9:04 AM
“It is really important to me to have people of color that I can look up to, come to, and connect with me on that level. It can be hard to understand what you are capable of doing if you don’t see a lot of people in this higher level of academia that look like you being successful,” says M'Balou Camara ‘15, political science, currently a student at Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy Ph.D. program, with a concentration in economics.