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2021

A’Kailah Byrd-Greene

The AXA Art Prize 2021 Finalists were just announced and three of our recent MFA recipients are among the 40 artists in this national exhibition: A’Kailah Byrd-Greene (MFA, 2021), Julie Loffer (MFA, 2021), and Luis Rodriguez (MFA, 2021). For the fourth edition of the Prize, over 600 submissions were submitted. The works of the 40 finalist student artists go on view in November at the New York Academy of Art and will also be presented as a digital exhibition in the AXA Art Prize virtual gallery.

2020

Pogu Zhou

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang¬†(MSFE, 2019),¬†Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.;¬†Imad Fahim¬†(MSIST/MSFE, 2019),¬†Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Internal Control,¬†Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Ä謆(MSFE, 2020),¬†Senior¬†Analyst,¬†Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Model Validation Quant,¬†MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2020

Irene (Yue) Wu

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang (MSFE, 2019), Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.; Imad Fahim (MSIST/MSFE, 2019), Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu (MSFE, 2020), Internal Control, Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Äč (MSFE, 2020), Senior Analyst, Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou (MSFE, 2020), Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu (MSFE, 2020), Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla (MSFE, 2020), Model Validation Quant, MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2020

Joseph Puhalla

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang¬†(MSFE, ‚Äô19),¬†Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.;¬†Imad Fahim¬†(MSIST/MSFE, ‚Äô19),¬†Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu¬†(MSFE, ‚Äô20),¬†Internal Control,¬†Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Ä謆(MSFE, ‚Äô20),¬†Senior¬†Analyst,¬†Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou¬†(MSFE, ‚Äô20),¬†Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu¬†(MSFE, ‚Äô20),¬†Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla¬†(MSFE, ‚Äô20),¬†Model Validation Quant,¬†MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2020

Carlos Meléndez

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang¬†(MSFE, 2019),¬†Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.;¬†Imad Fahim¬†(MSIST/MSFE, 2019),¬†Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Internal Control,¬†Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Ä謆(MSFE, 2020),¬†Senior¬†Analyst,¬†Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Model Validation Quant,¬†MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2020

Kun Liu

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang¬†(MSFE, 2019),¬†Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.;¬†Imad Fahim¬†(MSIST/MSFE, 2019),¬†Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Internal Control,¬†Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Ä謆(MSFE, 2020),¬†Senior¬†Analyst,¬†Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Model Validation Quant,¬†MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2020

Dezhen Kong

Dezhen Kong (MSFE) partnered with the Drucker Finance Club to offer a two-part career workshop for students this spring. Kong shared what led him to pivot toward a career in quantitative finance and what his experience as client services analyst at Qontigo has been like so far.

2020

Danae Hart

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) named 48 new Emerging Voices Fellows for 2021 and Danae Hart (PhD, Cultural Studies, 2020) and Francesca Gacho (MA, PhD, English, 2021) were among the winners. The program allows recent PhDs in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to take up one-year positions at select institutions in ACLS’s Research University Consortium, where they can advance their research and professional development while contributing to the teaching, programming, and administrative work of their host university. Hart will join the Arts & Humanities program at the University of California, Berkley, and Gacho will join the Communication of Science and Technology program at Vanderbilt University as Postdoctoral fellows.

2019

Soua Xiong

Diverse Issues in Education recently highlighted two CGU graduates. Soua Xiong (PhD, Education, 2019), Asst. Professor at CSU Fresno, was recognized as an emerging scholar. The journal also announced Yvonne Hernandez Friedman’s (PhD, Education, 2013) appointment as Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

2019

Jiahuan Huang

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang¬†(MSFE, 2019),¬†Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.;¬†Imad Fahim¬†(MSIST/MSFE, 2019),¬†Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Internal Control,¬†Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Ä謆(MSFE, 2020),¬†Senior¬†Analyst,¬†Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Model Validation Quant,¬†MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2019

Imad Fahim

The Financial Engineering program recently surveyed some of the companies where MSFE graduates are working. Some of these alumni are Jiahuan Huang¬†(MSFE, 2019),¬†Financial Analyst, Acumen Robot Intelligence, Inc.;¬†Imad Fahim¬†(MSIST/MSFE, 2019),¬†Liquidity Reporting Associate, MUFG; Kun Liu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Internal Control,¬†Huatai Securities Co, Ltd.; Carlos Mel√©ndez‚Ä謆(MSFE, 2020),¬†Senior¬†Analyst,¬†Banco de Guatemala; Pogu Zhou¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Data Analyst, Shenzhen Capital Group; Irene (Yue) Wu¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Actuarial Analyst, Milliman; and Joseph Puhalla¬†(MSFE, 2020),¬†Model Validation Quant,¬†MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International).

2019

Joseph Dietrich

Joseph Dietrich (MA, Politics) received a grant from the American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund to cover research expenses connected with his work studying voting by mail in Arizona. Dietrich is an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona.