Sean Lovell ’07: Statistician

Sean Lovell and his wife, Duyen, began their overseas adventure on day one: their wedding day in Vietnam. After time at USC, where Sean earned a master’s degree in economics, and three years in New York, where he worked for the United Nations, they moved to Bangkok. Sean is in the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific statistics division, population and social statistics section. “It is technically challenging, so it is always interesting. But in a larger sense, it is very rewarding to be part of an effort to improve our understanding of living standards in a region where so many countries are undergoing rapid change,” he says. Sean and Duyen have two young daughters, Madeline (3) and Olivia (1).