Company: Wells Fargo
Position: Vice President – Quantitative Analytics
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN CHARLOTTE AREA?
Since 2009 so 11 years. I moved here for undergraduate in 2009 and then lived here until 2017 when I moved to the Philadelphia area for 2 years before coming back last spring.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOU?
I am an avid reader and learner. I am passionate about learning how the world works and using math/models to try to understand why people make the decisions that they do. I am also a real estate investor and I am very passionate about following macroeconomic trends and financial markets. History, anthropology, psychology, philosophy and other disciplines help us understand how the fundamentals of economics within society work.
One of my passions is to help mentor highly driven individuals who want change in their lives to be able to double to triple their incomes to achieve their dreams. I also love to network to learn more about investing in real estate and financial markets from my mentors.
DURING YOUR TIME VOLUNTEERING FOR A COMMUNITY ACTIVITY OR PROJECT, WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT?
For several years I used to go to the Men’s Shelter of Charlotte every week to help with meals and I also worked with them to try to develop a website to help provide mentorship to those in need whether it is for their job search or to just get exposure to professionals in different fields to help them find their passions. I don’t really have a specific memorable moment actually since it was overall a wonderful learning experience where I was given an opportunity to help improve the lives of those who came.
IN YOUR OPINION, HOW DO YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE COMMUNITY? PLEASE BE AS DETAILED AS YOU CAN.
I made a bootcamp to help grads who are interested in working in data science/quant work get the skills needed for these roles. Usually universities are behind the curve on new technologies and what the banks and tech companies need so I have helped over 30 people now with breaking into this field from areas such as engineering, mathematics, and business. I love to give back, but I think it is best for me to use my specific skillset to give back even more.
PLEASE LET US KNOW ANY AWARDS OR RECOGNITIONS YOU’VE RECEIVED IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Just simple awards for being a top performer on the different teams I have been a part of.
WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES OR INTEREST?
Working on foreign cars, car enthusiast groups, travel, real estate, investing, reading, trying new restaurants.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE QUOTE THAT YOU STAND BY?
Regarding work ethic:
- If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all. –Michelangelo
- “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
- “Reading is essential for those who seek to rise above the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS? 10 YEARS?
In 5 years- More senior in my career and hopefully with a successful real estate business.
In 10 years- Much more travelled, would have ideally learned 3+ new languages, would have helped a lot more people with their careers and ambitions.
CAN YOUR SHARE ONE THING THAT IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?
Drive an F1 Car.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU USED YOUR PASSPORT?
Too long ago, maybe 2 years now. I switched jobs last year so I could not and then this year I had hoped to travel more but it just wasn’t the year haha
WHAT IS A FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NO ONE KNOWS?
I am an open book and I love to help others when they ask so that they can ideally learn from my mistakes.
WHO IS YOUR HERO?
I have many but they would include my parents, my wonderful mentors, and I have several whom I have learned a lot about from books and biographies such as Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Rockefeller, etc.
WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ?
The economic consequences of the peace- John Maynard Keynes
WHAT WAS THE LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?
Miracle in Cell No. 7
WHAT WAS THE LAST CONCERT YOU SAW?