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St. Louis Fed Announces 2018-2019 Student Board of Directors


ST. LOUIS ‑‑ The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis proudly announces the 2018-2019 members of its student board of directors:

Gregory Bishop, John Burroughs School

Daniel Cohen, Clayton High School

Chase Freeman, Jennings Senior High School

Kashish Gupta, Lafayette High School

Ashton Hess, O’Fallon Township High School

A.J. Hessburg, Lindbergh High School

Eleanor Lorson, Cor Jesu Academy

Cameron Mills, Affton High School

Dianna Morrison, McCluer North High School

Emma Mueller, Oakville High School

Susan Parker, Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience

Mihir Parmar, Fort Zumwalt West High School

Duncan Phillips, Saint Louis Priory School

Nicholas Rakonick, St. Louis University High School

Monty Rickey, Ladue Horton Watkins High School

Tyme Sampson, Collinsville High School

Noelle Ullery, Nerinx Hall High School

Gokul Venkatachalam, Parkway West High School

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. 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.

Mary Suiter, assistant vice president and economic education officer at the St. Louis Fed, explained more about the board: “The students engage with employees of the Fed to learn about careers at the Fed and what the Fed does. Students develop soft skills that help prepare them for college and careers, and they serve as ambassadors for the Fed and economic education at their schools.”

“These students have the opportunity to apply for internships at the Fed following their board service.  Some of them return as college interns with the hope of having a career at the Fed and many of them decide on careers in economics, finance, and banking.”  

Students will meet monthly for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information, visit the student board of directors page on