About Aiden

Aiden works with a team of analysts to optimize financial aid awards in order to meet the enrollment and revenue needs of 4-year institutions. He joined EAB as an Associate Data Analyst in the Spring of 2019.

Aiden has experience with data analysis in a variety of contexts, notably as a Market Analyst Intern for Abacus Property Solutions and Atlantic PACE Financing in the commercial real estate market, and as a Graduate Research Assistant at Old Dominion University with the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy where he worked on several macroeconomic reports and local/state policy trend analyses.

Aiden received his B.S. from Bridgewater College with a double major in Political Science and Economics and went on to earn his M.A. from Old Dominion University in Economics.

Outside of work Aiden enjoys essentially anything that takes place outdoors - namely hiking and disc golf - but can also enjoy time inside playing video games, jamming to music, and keeping up with football and basketball.

Birthplace/Hometown: Gloucester, VA

First job: Lifeguard

Favorite book/movie: Anything from (director) Christopher Nolan and The Freakonomics series by Levitt and Dubner.

Favorite class/job in college: Favorite class, Environmental Economics

What course do you wish you had taken in college? I wish I would have taken more classes to be fully proficient in Spanish.

What have you learned about colleges that you didn’t expect? Often times, the “prestige” does not necessarily correlate the quality of education.

What unsolved mystery continues to bother you? The D.B. Cooper heist

What skill do you have that you rarely get to use? Catching food in my mouth from unreasonable distances.

What’s the best thing about the people you work with?

What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? From my statistics teacher Dr. Issacs, “Question everything you hear and think about how people would use the information to fool you.”

Areas of Expertise

Enrollment Management, Admissions, Financial Aid,

Aiden Thompson

Associate Data Analyst

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