Ben von Reyn

Ben von Reyn
2010
Major: 
Economics & Mathematics
Minor: 
Applied Statistics
Hometown: 
Williston, VT
Activities: 
St. Lawrence Golf Team (captain), Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative, Omicron Delta Kappa member, Quantitative Resource Mentor, Investment Club Vice President, SLU Buddies member, Career Services Peer Advisor, and First Year Council Representative

My experience at St. Lawrence has been characterized by a balance of academic, athletic, and social activities. During my first two years here I joined the Golf team, became a First Year Council Representative, a SLU Buddy, and a peer advisor in Career Services. Participating in this broad spectrum of activities gave me a great way to meet a variety of people on campus and helped me feel exceptionally comfortable in Canton.

During the spring of my junior year I left Canton and traveled to Trinidad for a study abroad program. While there I enrolled in classes at the University of the West Indies and also took classes through the partnership program with Pacific Lutheran University. I had an amazing experience in the Caribbean, and learned to be far more patient than I ever have been during my life.

In my final year at St. Lawrence I have spent a majority of my time completing two Senior Year Experiences (SYEs). For the economics department I studied the impact of remittances on the income distribution in Nepal. I have worked closely with Dr. Chezum and Dr. Bansak during both semesters to complete this project, and have learned a significant amount about the process of research. Additionally, I have been working to complete an SYE in Mathematics on an alternative approach to approximating probability distributions. Both of these projects have been very interesting and have allowed me a large amount of flexibility in selecting my topic and choosing how I have gone about completing both of them.

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