I was born in Hong Kong, where I developed a mixed identity of western and eastern culture. Immigrating to the United States was a turning point in my life, as I was given the chance to pursue higher education. When I first arrived in New York City, I accepted the challenge to improve my English in order to reach my full potential. I was motivated by a quote from my father: “tasting a bitter gourd may be unbearable now, but you will learn to appreciate its unique flavor when you are older.” It means that overcoming obstacles might be unpleasant, but it adds color to life. Through my efforts, I improved my English and became the valedictorian of my class.
I am currently a rising junior at Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, pursuing a major in Statistics and Quantitative Modeling with minors in Mathematics and New York City Studies. My passion is to work with numbers because I firmly believe they can tell a story. I want to become a quantitative analyst, evaluating market and internal data to discover risks and opportunities for companies and improve their profitability. I am currently an enterprise risk management intern at Municipal Credit Union, analyzing competitors and business data to improve operations and profitability. I also interned at the American Cancer Society, striving to make a difference in my community.
Through working with Mentor Coaches, I seek to improve the technical and personal skills that will contribute to success in my career and life. Through New York Needs You, I aim to step out of my comfort zone as well as enhance my professionalism and networking skills. I hope to carry the lasting impact that I gain from New York Needs You to overcome the challenges ahead.