Judah Axelrod is a student in the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program majoring in Economics, with minors in Mathematics and Spanish. During his sophomore year he was a recipient of the SAS Academic Excellence award as well as an Aresty Research Assistant, receiving honorable mention for his project studying Social Impact Bonds with Dr. Steve Barnett. Judah is currently a research assistant at the National Institute for Early Education Research, focusing on the financing and economic benefits of early childhood interventions. His involvement on campus includes playing tenor saxophone in Rutgers Mason Gross jazz ensembles and serving as the Keller Athletics chair for the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. He hopes to someday pursue a Ph.D. in Economics and help contribute to policies that can effect positive social and economic change. Judah is a die-hard Boston sports fan and an avid reader and runner.