Established in 2007 from a gift of Verne G.(AB ’62 econ; Bus Ad, MBA ’63) and Judy (Education ABED ’62) Istock, monies from this fund may be used to supplement other sources of support and will be awarded to students in the first year of the graduate program in the Department of Economics.
Jordy Berne is from Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate studies. In addition to being an avid UGA football fan, Jordy also enjoys traveling, playing soccer, reading, and watching movies and television. After finishing college Jordy worked for three years as a research assistant at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in Washington, DC. His portfolio at the CBO included education, employment, and income security issues. In graduate school Jordy plans to research the impact of education policy and government social programs on low-income families.