Elise LeCrone

Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Major: Political Science and Economics
College: CSSH

What was you favorite Honors class?

I really enjoyed the Freshman Inquiry Series course I took with Professor Steve Nathanson on Economic Justice. The class was a fascinating look at economics and philosophy, and it introduced me to the type of analytical thinking and research I would be doing for the next several years. It also gave me a chance to connect academically with other Honors freshmen.

During your time at Northeastern, what experiences shaped who you are today as a graduating senior?

Northeastern has afforded me so many experiential opportunities that have taught me more about the world and about myself. I have had the chance to co-op in three different industries, exploring my diverse interests along the way and learning valuable skills from each one. For my first co-op, I was a research assistant for a terrorism expert, and in my second co-op, I worked in a boutique private equity firm. My third co-op was at a strategy consulting firm focused on mobile technology. Had I not had these experiences, I would not have been able to gain important clarity about my career interests. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to travel abroad several times, on Dialogues to Bosnia/Serbia and Switzerland, and a study abroad in Brussels, Belgium. These experiences, in addition to being really fun, allowed me to learn about the world and about other cultures firsthand, by learning from the people who live there. Especially given that I had not traveled much before coming to Northeastern, these experiences were very important in expanding my worldview.

What is your best memory from being a part of the Honors Program?

Living in IV my freshman year with all of the other Honors freshmen played a huge role in shaping the rest of my Northeastern experience. I met many of my closest friends there – people I’ve remained close to throughout the last five years and who have been a huge part of my experience here. If it were not for the Honors Program connecting us as freshmen, I probably never would have met these people who are now hugely important to me.

Where are you headed after you graduate?

After graduation, I will be staying in Boston to continue working at my third co-op.