Lilly Gaeto (’18) is an Economics major with a Political Science minor. She initially took the Introduction to Economics course with Dr. Heckelman to fulfill a divisional requirement, but she quickly discovered her passion for the subject. She became fascinated with the way economic policy can affect politics and government operations. Taking Intermediate Macroeconomics with Dr. Mazumder reinforced her decision to pursue a degree as well as a career in Economics. Lilly is also a member of the Wake Forest Fed Challenge Team, which is in its second year at Wake Forest. The team’s season will begin in October and involves researching and presenting policy recommendations to judges as if they were the Federal Open Market Committee. Lilly is also excited about beginning an independent study project under the direction of Dr. Mazumder in the fall. The project will focus on the reliability of market and labor predictions made by members of the FOMC in public speeches. Beyond her study of Economics, Lilly is a member of the Student Advising Leadership Council, serves as an Ambassador in Admissions, is the Scholarship Chair of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, and is involved in RUF campus ministry. She spent her summer studying comparative politics throughout Europe with the Wake Forest EuroTour while simultaneously cheering on the Chicago Cubs!