Elise Hagenstad

Elise Hagenstad

Elise is an intern at FinanceBuzz and studies Economics at UC Berkeley. She comes from a Navy family so “originally from” is tricky, but she considers Delray Beach, FL as her home.

During the year she splits her time between pretending to study in the library, researching for the Institute of Data Science, and managing her full time ~srat life~.

She writes about travel (especially standby expeditions), pop culture, and introducing college students to the world of finance.

Please never ask her about her #paleo lifestyle or her unhealthy obsession with Elon Musk.

Travels so far have included:


  • Paris, France
  • Carcassonne, France
  • Aruba
  • Costa Rica
  • Cartagena, Colombia (Best. place. ever.)
  • Medellín, Colombia
  • The Bahamas
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cancun, Mexico
  • And within the USA:

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sonoma, CA
  • Park City, UT
  • Denver, CO
  • Miami, FL
  • Delray Beach, FL
  • Key West, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Baldhead Island, NC
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • New York City, NY
  • Boston, MA
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Washington, DC
  • Lake Tahoe, NV
  • Birmingham, AL