Janice Eberly was a rising star even before she became an Aggie and a university medalist. Today, she is the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s assistant secretary for economic policy. Eberly grew up in Fallbrook, and now lives in Evansville, Ill., and Bethesda, Md. She made history as the first female president at the state and national levels of the Future Farmers of America in the early ’80s.
As a UC regent in 1985-86, she was the University Medalist in 1986 when she graduated with a degree in agricultural economics. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, while serving as a junior economist in President George H. W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. She previously served on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. She’s on leave from her posts as a professor of finance and Kellogg Endowed Chair at Northwestern University.