Shirley Yarin is a junior majoring in economics, with a minor in mathematics. Shirley participated in the Bing Stanford in Washington program in Fall 2013, where she interned at the U.S. Department of Treasury in the Office of Economic Policy. During her internship, Shirley collaborated with a team on a project about the debt limit forecast, co-authored a memorandum projecting the elasticity of health costs with respect to income, and presented her findings to senior level economists. During her quarter at SIW, Shirley experienced the thrill of living in Washington D.C., a city that is at the center of national policy discussions. She also enjoyed exploring the long history, beautiful architecture, and rich cuisine of Charlestown, South Carolina with her fellow SIWers. Shirley hopes to continue applying economic thinking to public policy questions, especially in the healthcare sector.