Alumni Notes: Summer 2018

By: Sarah Louise Schupp, 
Thu, 08/02/2018

Graduates of its undergraduate and Ph.D. programs in the Department of Economics have had an impact not only on economics but also on a wide range of industries around the world.  We are always interested in hearing from our alumni and look forward to sharing your successes. To submit a class note and read more about interacting with current economics students, please visit our Alumni page.  

To provide a sense of what our majors do immediately after Commencement, the Department of Economics conducts a senior survey in early May.  This year, 78.9% of the Class of 2018 completed the survey and informed us of plans of employment or continuing their education.  You can view the complete survey results here.  The following alumni updates are grouped by industry and were supplied with permission from members of the Class of 2018. This list is not exhaustive as some seniors preferred to keep their employment offers private. 


  • Katherine Bessey: Debt Capital Markets at Barclays Capital  
  • Michaela Brew: Capital One Commercial Banking  
  • Byung Chun: Bank of Hawaii  
  • Theodore Comora: Leerink Partners, Investment Banking Division  
  • Alexandra Fowler: Morgan Stanley, Investment Banking Division  
  • Ignacio Garcia Conway: Berenberg Bank - International Graduate Program    
  • Matthew Gilbaugh: Barclays - Investment Banking Division  
  • Kevin Gu: PNC Bank - Asset and Liability Management in Pittsburgh  
  • Griffin Higginbotham: Regions Bank- Debt Product Organization  
  • Nataniel Kashdan: Deutsche Bank - Global Transaction Banking  
  • Jung Won Kim: Capital One Commercial Rotational Program  
  • James LaChapelle: Lazard, in the Capital Markets and Capital Structure group  
  • Nancy Liu: Guggenheim Securities Equity Research in New York City  
  • Nicholas Meduski: JP Morgan Corporate Client Banking Financial Institutions Group  
  • Paul Monaghan: Bank of America Merrill Lynch  
  • Rushil Patel: Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking, New York  
  • Ryan Ramano: Nomura Investment Banking    
  • Sabrina Tao: JP Morgan - CIB Risk  
  • Michelle Tian: Morgan Stanley  
  • Tyler Triscari: Bank of America Merrill Lynch  
  • Jack Wendler: RBC Capital Markets -- New York City  
  • Julian Wolfson: Goldman Sachs, Investment Banking, New York City  
  • Anthea Ye: Wells Fargo Commercial Banking  
  • Grace Ye: Barron International Group; Investment Banking; New York City  
  • Jenny Zhang: Goldman Sachs    


  • Julia Dormon: EY
  • Tyler Dugan: ZS Consulting
  • Sarvinoz Fahriddinova: Korn Ferry Hay Group  
  • Brendon Frankel: Deloitte Strategy & Operations, New York City    
  • David Golding: IBM Global Business Services - NY, NY  
  • Carrie Hellem: EY, National Advisory    
  • Harrison Johnson: PwC  
  • Yoni Krakow: Ernst & Young (EY) - Strategy Consulting - NYC  
  • Kristina Linares: Ernst & Young: Financial Services Office, Business Advisor Program  
  • Karna Malaviya: The Brattle Group (Economic Consulting)  
  • Samuel Marchildon: IBM Global Business Services, New York, NY  
  • Henry Marshall: Analysis Group  
  • Miles morgan: Analysis Group  
  • Ezra Mwaura: ICF  
  • Connor O'Brien: Deloitte  
  • Andrew Parish: Deloitte Advisory, New York City  
  • Cara Sierks: Abt Associates, Social and Economic Policy Division, Washington D.C.  
  • Daniel Stern: NERA Economic Consulting  
  • Chloe Xing: PwC Advisory, NYC  
  • Robin Zhang: Albright Stonebridge Group, China Practice, Washington D.C.  


  • Simone Chen: Vanguard - Investment Management Development Program in Malvern, PA  
  • Kathy Chiang: BlackRock Gloval Allocation Fund in Princeton, NJ  
  • Rebecca Even: Wellesley College Investment Office - Wellesley, MA  
  • Eileen  Gao: JP Morgan NYC  
  • Austin Geller: Westfield Century City- Finance Department  
  • Joseph Jang: Capital Group Companies, Equity Research Associate  
  • Kelly Jiang: SEI  
  • Shlagha Karjee: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Public Finance Investment Banking  
  • Pulkit Kashyap: Goldman Sachs- Asset Management, NYC  
  • Mark Kim: Lone Star Value Management. Research Analyst  
  • David Li: Belvedere Trading LLC, Chicago, IL, Derivatives Trader  
  • Richard Li: Hamilton Lane  
  • Calvin Ng: Fitch Ratings - Asset Back Securities, New York, New York  
  • Jacob Pion: Cantor Fitzgerald - NYC    
  • Linfeng Shen: University of Cambridge  
  • Gabriel Smuel: Evercore Partners - Restructuring  
  • Matthew Snyder: Bloomberg - Sales and Analytics  
  • Alexander Taketa: PIMCO  
  • Natalie  Tam: Goldman Sachs  
  • Richard Wang: D. E. Shaw & Co., New York City  
  • Jacob Weston: Aligne Wealth Management  
  • Christina Xu: Barclays Emerging Markets Credit Trading  
  • Michael Zhang: Nomura IBD  

Another Business Field

  • Steeven Campoverde: IBM Summit Program, Consultative Selling  
  • William Chung: Capital One  
  • Yashvi Gattani: Vidmob - New York City  
  • Woo Jeon: Samsung Electronics America / Marketing Division / New York, NY  
  • Brianna Mills: SC Johnson, Brand Management, Chicago, IL  
  • Nicole Park: Abercrombie & Fitch, Business Analyst  
  • Alexander Rehnberg: E&J Gallo Winery  
  • Cole Stefan: EAB  

Government and Military

  • Destin Royer: United States Marine Corps  
  • Farhan Yosman: Central Bank of Malaysia  

Graduate School

  • Suhas Bobba:  Ph.D, Molecular Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri 
  • Madeleine Foley:  Masters of Global Affairs, The Munk School, University of Toronto 
  • Tingting Gu:  Master of Science in Public Policy and Data Analytics,  Carnegie Mellon University   
  • Yang  Guo:  PHD in Computer Science (Optimization), UW-Madison 
  • Daniel Holod:  Master of Science, Environmental Change and Management, Oxford University, Oxford 
  • Aixin Allison Jiang :  Master of Arts   
  • Nicholas Kaye:  Master of Engineering, Computer Science, Cornell, Ithaca 
  • Tongtong Lian:  Master of Engineering 
  • Chuhan Liu:  PhD, Economics, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore 
  • Vendela Norman:  Masters in Economics   
  • Shuqing Tang:  Quantitative Finance, NUS, Singapore 
  • Nicholas Teng:  Master of Public Policy, University of Tokyo, Japan 
  • Xinyi Wang:  Master of Arts, East Asian Studies, Stanford University 
  • Dean Xu:  Master of Finance, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (MA) 

Law School

  • Yousuf Anwer:  Bachelor of Laws
  • Jason Gallant:  Juris Doctor, The University of Texas, Austin, TX 
  • Muhammad Mustafa:  Juris Doctor
  • Sean Scullen:  Juris Doctor, Penn State Law, State College PA 
  • Ziqian Tao:  JD, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Pennsylvania   
  • Janna Yu:  Juris Doctor

Medical School

  • Brandon Gold:  M.D. 
  • Robin Wang:  M.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania


  • Huan He: University of Chicago, Fama-Miller Finance Research Center, Research Professional  
  • Andres Hernandez: Komodo Health - Data Engineer  
  • Jacob Kolenda: ScribeAmerica at Cayuga Medical Center
  • Brock Thomas: Bellwether Asset Management    
  • Alan Zhang: Square, Software Engineering, San Francisco   
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