New Jersey, 2016
University: Princeton University
Other information: Evan J. Soltas, Rumson, is a senior at Princeton University, where he majors in Economics. While still in high school, his economic blogging led to his becoming a regular contributing writer to both Bloomberg News and the Washington Post, where he prepared the daily wonkbook newsletter. His continued passion for economics led him to study and continue to write extensively on economic issues, including an in-depth study of the impact of food stamp benefits in reducing hunger in impoverished households. Evan is Team President of Princeton’s Federal Reserve Challenge, where he led his team to a 2nd place finish nationally in a presentation to the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. At Oxford, he will do an M.Sc. in Applied Statistics, followed by an M.Sc. by research in Statistics.