About Us

Sania Khan
Founder & Editor in Chief

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

We founded The Millennial Economist as a source of actionable perspectives on current events through the lens of economics for our generation. 

We are dedicated to presenting economics as a way for our namesake’s generation to shape their lives as individuals, consumers, employees, and friends. As part of the ‘unlucky generation,’ we understand their curiosities, and honor their journey and skepticism.  

We believe in a world where widespread economic knowledge creates a cycle of compassionate and empowered decision making, and we are committed to making that world a reality.

We envision a future where wealth and education inequalities are boldly dismantled: a world in
which where you come from doesn’t dictate what you know, because everyone deserves a firm
grasp on economics.

We understand the barriers between the average person and economic information are the jargon, the overwhelming chatter of a million news stories, and never knowing why the content matters to you.

As we build this publication, we aim to help you cut through the confusion, clarify these abstract concepts and help you understand why economics matters in your daily life.

We’re a bootstrapped nonprofit made up of a team of economists, journalists, students and creators. We’re building something of great value to our generation, and we hope you come along on this journey with us.

If you have any suggestions or questions about us, our business or our team, we’d love to hear from you at contact@millennial-economist.com.

Thank you for your interest in what we’re building.

Sania Khan, Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Sania Khan
Sania Khan

Sania Khan launched The Millennial Economist in 2019 and is the publication’s Editor-in-Chief. She is a Senior Economist for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, where she has strategized and coordinated operations for the US government’s largest massive data set on industry, employment and wage information for 10 million U.S. businesses surveyed quarterly. Her work focuses on data analytics and leveraging optimization techniques for enhanced productivity.

Sania holds an MBA in Finance and Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Economics from George Washington University. She is based in New York. Sania is also the founder and Chief Economist of August Consulting. She can be reached at sania@millennial-economist.com

Mariana Lopes
Mariana Lopes

Mariana is Chief of Operations for The Millennial Economist. She has worked in the digital media industry for over 12 years, consulting on monetization partnerships and products affecting the content and user experience of major publications such as Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. She is also a social activist and devotes her time offline to community organization projects in Brooklyn and her hometown Newark, New Jersey .  Mariana holds a B.A. in Political Science and Public Policy from The George Washington University.

She can be reached at mariana@millennial-economist.com

Sejal Naik
Sejal Naik

Sejal is a Staff Writer for The Millennial Economist and enjoys sharing her passion for economics by simplifying complex topics and concepts to make the subject appealing to a broad audience. She writes on how changes in financial and macroeconomic conditions affect businesses as well as industries, and mitigating the challenges associated with those changes. Prior to joining the publication she contributed her financial analysis and economic research at organizations like Freddie Mac, The Advisory Board Company, VLP Financial Advisors, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Currently based in Washington DC, she received a master’s degree in finance from the University of California San Diego and an undergraduate degree in economics from George Mason University.

She can be reached at sejal@millennial-economist.com

Jennifer Sanchez
Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez joined The Millennial Economist in March 2020 as the Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to that, she was the National Digital Director of Hola! Magazine where she led massive growth year over year while leading brand partnerships and social engagement. Jennifer’s passion is leading business growth through marketing and cultivating partner relationships. Jennifer graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Political Science and Portuguese.