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Siobhan Yilmaz

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PhD Student

ECON 1045


Siobhan is a recent MBA graduate from the University of New Mexico, having received this degree in May of 2013, following a Summa Cum Laude graduation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Summa Cum Laude graduation from the University Honors Program at the same institution. She has a strong knowledge base in both science/technology and in business, and seeks to join these two worlds. The field of Economics is an integral part of the business world, and as such, Siobhan sees it as yet another angle from which to approach this goal of linking these fields, through the lens of International Development and Sustainability.

During her time as a Technology Marketing Intern at STC.UNM, the technology transfer organization associated with UNM, Siobhan was able to gain firsthand experience with the efforts that it takes to research a market and assess the opportunity to commercialize particular technologies – an awareness of which is often missing from those researchers who develop the technologies. If students are exposed to a greater awareness of the marketing, financial, and strategy demands of bringing science/technology to the marketplace internationally, Siobhan believes that a more synergistic relationship can exist between these two worlds, making the opportunities for financial growth, success, and sustainability more abundant. Such end goals are of particular importance in emerging markets, where financial support may be limited and the greatest success early on is going to be critical for sustainability and growth in these markets/nations. Thus, it is in such areas that Siobhan hopes to focus her research looking at how emerging technology may find application in developing economies and analyzing those impacts economically.