Marquette senior Devin Haas has been selected as a member of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board’s 2017-18 Student Board of Directors.
High school seniors from across the greater St. Louis area are selected based on a rigorous application process, which includes an essay and letters of recommendation. Once on the board, students gain a thorough understanding of the Federal Reserve’s role in the U.S. economy and experience its unique partnerships with banks, businesses and the community.
“The students learn what the Fed is, they learn about careers at the Fed, and they develop soft skills that help prepare them for college and careers,” explained Mary Suiter, the St. Louis Fed’s assistant vice president and economic education officer. “The Fed benefits from this program as these students become ambassadors for the Fed and economic education at their schools. Some of these students go on to become interns at the Fed, with the hope of having a career at the Fed. Many of them decide on careers in business, economics and finance.”
“Devin is a well-spoken, intelligent young man who will do a great job serving on the board,” Marquette Principal Dr. Greg Mathison said.
The board’s first meeting was held July 21. Students will meet monthly for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year.