Area of Study
Majoring in Systems Science & Engineering, Finance, and Operations & Information Management; Minoring in Math. Activities at Penn: Weiss Tech House Innovation Fund, Engineering Dean's Advisory Board, Beta Theta Pi, PennSTART. Other Interests: Golfing, Skiing, Video Games, Live Music.
The summer after my junior year in high school, I enrolled in the M&T Summer Institute. For three weeks, I took classes with SEAS and Wharton professors while interacting with M&T students and experiencing all that Penn has to offer. I’ve always been interested in science and business, but that summer made the decision to apply early an easy one. Since arriving on campus, I’ve found the M&T community to be one of the greatest strengths of the program. It’s been a pleasure to engage with such a fascinating and diverse group of students.
Life at Penn
While the academic experience at Penn is second to none, it’s the balance with extracurricular activities and social life which makes Penn so unique. There are countless clubs and organizations on campus which welcome interested students in addition to the dozens of special lectures, performances, and open events during any given week. Plus, with the heart of Philadelphia only blocks away, there’s always something going on. The students here are some of the most accomplished individuals I’ve ever met, but they still know how to have fun.
Plans After Graduation
I am currently leaning towards a career in financial engineering, though I am still open to virtually any opportunity which will allow me to combine math, science, and business. In the long run, I hope to find my way into venture capital and work hands on with technology based start-ups. The M&T program has empowered me with an expansive skill-set and an unimaginably wide array of career opportunities. Whether I pursue a master's degree, life in the financial services, or entrepreneurship after graduation, I know that the M&T program will have prepared me.