I joined the Decision-making and Behavioral Studies Team in the Office of Research in May 2017 and will continue interning with them through December. I reviewed literature for an economist’s paper about the theoretical foundation for disclosure requirements in consumer financial contracts, and I developed a mental model influence diagram of overdraft after interviewing Bureau researchers and attorneys. I'm currently developing a methodology in R and Stata for collapsing private consumer account data into anonymized groups while minimizing econometric bias and the loss of statistical power as part of Project Catalyst.
I wrote a market mapping report about the private equity space in the Middle East and North Africa for my college's investment office during fall 2016 and ultimately proposed investing in a number of funds. Additionally, I participated in conference calls with Grinnell's Director of Investments and fund managers.
I joined Bloomberg L.P. as a Financial Product Analytics and Sales Intern in summer 2016. In their rotational internship program, I examined the financial technology market, presented management with information about competitors' strategies, and visited clients on-site. I also learned how to use the Bloomberg Professional software and its Excel API functionality.
During the academic year, I work at my school's Data Analysis and Social Inquiry Lab. I was also appointed by the student government president to co-chair the Student Initiative Fund Committee. In the past, I've worked as a Math and Statistics Tutor, a Student Advisor, and in my college's dining hall. In 2015, I volunteered for the European Commission at the World Expo in Milan, Italy.