Angela Alcantara
Angel Alcantara

IUP was well-represented at the thirty-seventh annual Pennsylvania Economic Association Conference held in Washington, PA, from June 1 to 3, 2023.  

Current IUP economics major Angel Alcantara won first place in the PEA Best Undergraduate Paper Contest and was presented with a plaque and monetary award for her paper, “The Determinants of Poverty in Pennsylvania Counties.”  Angel received a travel grant award through the IUP School of Graduate Studies and Research to attend the conference and present her paper.

IUP alumni Lucas Mafrica (BA—Economics, 2017) and Jennifer Roy (PhD—Business, 2022) delivered research presentations during concurrent sessions. As part of conference activities, IUP faculty members Todd Potts, Yaya Sissoko, and Jim Jozefowicz participated in the PEA board of directors’ meeting along with Stephanie Brewer Jozefowicz, who serves as the organization’s secretary. 

Todd Potts and Jennifer Roy

Todd Potts and Jennifer Roy

Angela Alcantara, Jim Jozefowicz, Lucas Mafrica and Yaya Sissoko

Jim Jozefowicz, Lucas Mafrica, and Yaya Sissoko