Mary Olson CC’21 is named a 2024 Marshall Scholar

Mary Olson

Originally from Minnesota, Mary graduated from Columbia College in 2021, with a double major in Economics and Human Rights. During her undergraduate studies, Mary conducted research with professors across the Economics and Human Rights departments, including research on gender equity, stigma, and menstruation with Professor Inga Winkler, then a faculty member in Columbia’s human rights program. Other research included her engagement as a Research Assistant at Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research Policy (ISERP), in which she examined the effect of US labor and worker protection laws on employment outcomes. While at Columbia, Mary was also heavily involved in Columbia’s Amnesty International Chapter as a member of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Taskforce, where she worked on human rights issues relating to migration.

Since graduating, Mary has worked as a Senior Research Analyst at the Brattle Group, a global economic consulting firm. Recently, Mary co-authored a report estimating reparations for transatlantic chattel slavery in the Americas for ICJ judge Patrick Robinson. As a Marshall Scholar, Mary will pursue two one-year Master's degrees in Economic History and Mathematical Economics and Econometrics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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