University: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Noam Angrist, Brookline, graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2013 with majors in Economics and Mathematics. While at M.I.T., he did economic research for the World Bank, The White House, and on the Affordable Care Act, and also founded an enrichment program combining athletics and academics for low-income youth that achieved considerable success measured by achievement and college matriculation. As a Fulbright Scholar in Botswana, Noam founded an NGO for HIV education designed to discourage intergenerational sex (“sugar daddy awareness”). Its success led him to raise the money to extend the program to 340 schools, and he now plans to launch it in four other southern African countries. He hopes to continue to apply his economics acumen to assess and develop poverty-alleviation projects that work.