Recent graduate Jordan Petchel ’21 ’22MBA, and Nahid Aslanbeigui, Ph.D., professor of Economics and the Kvernland Endowed chair in Philosophy and Corporate Social Policy, recently presented their paper at the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE) 30th annual conference “Transforming Global Governance for Social Justice: Feminist Economics and the Fight for Human Rights,” in Geneva, Switzerland.
While attending Monmouth, Petchel co-wrote the paper, “The MeToo Movement and Gender Diversity on IT Boards of Directors,” with Aslanbeigui and former Monmouth assistant professor Katerine Ramirez, Ph.D. Their work is currently in the peer-review process for publication.
“This has been a huge learning experience. As a student and supplemental instructor/student-teacher assistant, learning has been a passion and this opportunity was an ideal fit. My analytical and technical abilities were challenged but eventually improved through the entire research process. This has provided me with two experienced professionals, with different field work backgrounds, to collaborate with and learn from—which was the best support system I could have asked for,” Petchel said.
In addition to her co-author role, Petchel was responsible for data collection and analysis for the project and transformed raw and dissimilar datasets into data to analyze and interpret. She also managed the project budget as a Summer Scholar and the international presentation.
She cites her experience during the University’s 2022 Student Scholarship Week and her additional real-world experiences at Monmouth as providing her with the confidence to present on the international stage and co-write a paper with publishing potential.
“The connections I made through the Supplemental Instruction program (now Peer-Assisted Learning), Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society, with mentors through the Student Enrichment and Engagement thru Mentoring Activities, Summer Scholars, and the professors at the Leon Hess Business School, helped developed my critical-thinking skills, challenged my technical abilities, and encouraged confidence,” Petchel said.
Currently, Petchel is working for her grandfather’s small business, undertaking the daily operations and transforming the business into a data-driven startup, while searching for her ideal role in analytics and research.