Ann Wolverton graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (UT) in 1999 with a PhD in economics. Her 1993 entering class consisted of roughly 30 students, four of whom were women; and no tenure-track women were on UT’s economics faculty at the time. Most of the women who started the program finished it. As Ann puts it, “We were a stubborn bunch.” Ann served two terms (2007 and 2009) on the Council of Economic Advisers to the President as the senior economist for environment and natural resources. She currently works as an economist for the federal government.