Vaishnavi Surendra

It was a stroke of luck that I chanced upon a notification for the Marjorie Deane Financial Journalism Foundation’s studentship in the summer of 2011. I was hoping to study economics at the London School of Economics, and thanks to the foundation’s generosity I found myself in a position to do so.

The foundation was extremely supportive and accommodating throughout this journey, and also gave me the opportunity to sit in on an editorial meeting at The Economist, making the experience that much more special. All that I learned, the people I met, and my experiences in London made for a remarkable year.

I am grateful to the foundation and her trustees for their faith in me. Armed with this degree, I am now renewed in my resolve to write about economics and help explain economic phenomena to the world.

[November 2012]