Thomas Kinrade '09
Spotlighted Student: Thomas Kinrade '09
Specifically, Tom is looking at how certain aspects of governance, such as protection of property rights, protection of civil rights, extent of corruption, and form of government, affect the capacity of these countries to use these natural resources to promote growth and prosperity.
Tom was born in England and moved to the States when he was in elementary school. His home base is now Central New Jersey. Haverford seemed like a good fit for Tom because of the small class size. He was drawn to the ideals of getting to know professors and classmates on a more personal level. Here at Haverford, he has been able to develop a good group of friends in this close knit community.
Tom involves himself on campus as co-captain of the tennis team. Over spring break, he will be traveling with the team to Florida for some good competition. While Tom did not offer this information, some background research revealed that he earned All American honors for his doubles play in 2007-2008, and he was named Centennial Conference Men’s tennis player of the year last spring. Rounding out his academic work as a student, he was also a teaching assistant, most recently in econometrics, for some of the economics professors.
When asked what brought Tom to decide on Economics as his major, he cites his interest in the news and current events. Learning about economics has helped him gain a different insight into world happenings. He also liked the balance between applied math skills and theory that economics has to offer.
This summer Tom interned at JP Morgan in New York City. He worked in the private banking sector, which was a great educational experience for him. He was able to explore more of the financial aspects of economics.
After graduation, Tom will be moving back to New York to continue his work in private banking at JP Morgan. His summer internship afforded him the opportunity of a permanent position!