Natalie Landwehr ’14

What inspired you to become an economics major?

I enjoyed looking deeper into the cause and effect of an outcome. For example, I came into college as an accounting major, but I wasn’t satisfied. I was a fish out of water because I wanted to know more than “that’s what the rules say to do.” I grew to enjoy tinkering with graphs and equations and seeing how different scenarios adjust the final outcome of human behavior in the market. It’s strange how much of a thrill I got from a simple supply and demand graph – everything clicked.

What advice do you have for students considering a major in economics?

Take a few classes and see if you can find your niche. If you find a passion for it, pursue it, if you don’t, you’ve at least got some background in the area to help you in your future endeavors.

Natalie Landwehr ’14

Demand Planning Analyst, Best Buy

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Parker Wheatley
Chair, Economics Department

Ashley Koshiol
Department Coordinator