George Fenton graduated in 2012 with a double major in economics and math. He competed with distinction on the Boise State speech and debate team, has a 2010 national title in impromptu speaking, was a Boise State University Top Ten Scholar and gave the 2012 commencement address.
After graduation, George worked as a research assistant at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.
“With my statistics training and economics degree from Boise State, I was well-prepared for the research assistant role at The Fed,” George said.
At the Fed George had the opportunity to work under top monetary policy decision makers including former Chair Janet Yellen. George is now pursuing his economics Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and his fields of research are labor economics and public finance. George was selected by his students as a top ten graduate student instructor in economics in 2019.