Activities as a student:
As a student, I was an advisor to the Vice President of Student Life E. Royster Harper. I researched with Professors Jordan Siegel, Cheng Gao and Julia Lee, in the Business School. And I was a Residential Advisor to students in South Quad for three years.
Since graduating from U-M:
Since graduating from the UofM, I have won a fellowship to study at Tsinghua University in China as a Schwarzman Scholar. Then, I worked in the M&A and private equity space in the large emerging markets of China, Brazil and Vietnam. In Vietnam, I am leading an effort to launch a $100mm Forest-assets Fund, focused on Vietnam and Laos.
Career and other highlights that you're most passionate about or proud of:
Beyond [those listed above], I was a point person for Artica Investments' Global Expansion in M&A advisory through a partnership with Clairfield International, when I was in Brazil. I am also a PhD Student at Stanford MS&E department.
How has your U-M Cognitive Science degree influenced your career path?
[The] U-M Cognitive Science degree has provided me with valuable connections. Professor Chandra Sripada made a significant difference in my life by being my mentor in applying for the Schwarzman Program and for the Stanford PhD program. Cognitive science informed my interest in the field of organizational behavior, how people and organizations make decisions, and why. This is something I continue to study in the PhD.