"As a child, my answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" changed as frequently as my favorite ice cream flavor. From aspiring to be an astronaut to advocating for civil rights as a lawyer, my propensity to explore new fields has let me to cultivate a diverse set of passions and professional endeavors.
Graduating with a double major in Political Science and International Studies from The College of New Jersey, the last place I thought I would find myself was in Finance. Yet, 2 years later, I have worked for major Financial corporations including Bloomberg and my current role, the Intercontinental Exchange. Through these two roles I have developed strong foundational knowledge in Foreign Exchange and Derivatives valuation, pricing, and risk analytics.
All throughout my academic career I envisioned my future involvement in international Development from a hands-on, more policy oriented role. However, My professional experiences specializing in Derivatives and risk analysis have been critical to further developing a passion for international development in terms of how to make smarter investments in developing nation through risk management and loan structuring. Between conducting research during a field study in Bologna, Italy about the livelihoods of Bangladeshi immigrants during my academic career, and working in Finance during my professional career, I seek to marry the two fields and find the synergies between development and derivatives.