Student Research Analysts - 2009-2010

Raghav Dhawan '10
Raghav Dhawan is a senior at Claremont McKenna College. He is pursuing a dual degree in Mathematics and Economics and plans to complete the Financial Economics Sequence. Born in India, Raghav has also lived in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. He spent the fall semester of his junior year abroad in Budapest, Hungary, studying mathematics with sixty other American students. Two summers ago, Raghav worked with a microfinance investment group at home, in India. He was a research assistant at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government before starting with the FEI this past summer.

Nathan Doctor '11
Nathan is a junior at CMC and an Economics major planning to complete the Financial Economics Sequence. Raised in Palo Alto, California, Nathan is an avid cyclist as well as an accomplished internet entrepreneur. In addition to working for the Financial Economics Institute, he writes for the Inland Empire Bulletin published by the Lowe Institute and also tutors for Introductory Economics. After graduation, Nathan plans to pursue his entrepreneurial interests, a job in investment banking, or one in asset management.



Justin Eskind '11
Justin is a junior at CMC majoring in Economics and plans on pursuing the Financial Economics Sequence. While Justin loves the warm Southern California weather, he plans on returning home to New York after graduation to pursue a career in finance. Justin spent the past summer living in Bangkok as he interned for the Thai company Mitr Phol. He hopes to return to South East Asia as soon as possible. Justin is also an avid skier and a mediocre golfer.



Noah Franz '10
Noah is a senior at Claremont McKenna College pursuing a degree in Economics with a Financial Economics Sequence. His summer project for Professor Lisa K. Meulbroek and Janet K. Smith involved researching college endowment policy in the current recession. In addition to his summer work at the FEI, Noah performed volunteer equity research on his high school's largest endowment. Noah's senior thesis, a hybrid of his research projects, is a study of smaller college endowments and applying their practices at the high school level. During the academic year, Noah continues to work for Professors Meulbroek and Smith at the FEI and trains regularly for the Track and Field team as a hammer, shot put, and discus thrower. Noah is currently completing his private pilot's license and also plans on obtaining his instrument rating.



Hannah Gregg '12
Hannah is from Minneapolis, Minnesota and is a sophomore at CMC. She is majoring in Economics and is planning to complete the Financial Economics Sequence. During her freshman year, Hannah worked at the FEI and was a student intern with the CMC Public Affairs Office. Hannah remained with the FEI this past summer and is currently working as a research assistant for Prof. Henrik Cronqvist.



Wunna Hlaing '10
Wunna is a senior at CMC majoring in Economics with a focus on Financial Economics. Born and raised in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma), Wunna transferred to CMC in fall 2008 after spending two years at a liberal arts college in Missouri. Last summer, he worked at the Financial Economics Institute as a Research Analyst for Professor Eric Hughson. In addition to this, Wunna also has had work experience with one of the largest construction firms in Myanmar as well as a local Myanmar branch office of Kanematsu Corp., based in Tokyo, Japan. After graduation, he hopes to join the new Master's Program in Finance at the Robert Day School of Economics and Finance. In the future, Wunna would like to apply his degrees to work in finance, preferably in asset management and private equity.



Maria Löhner '10
Maria is a senior at CMC and is majoring in Economics, with a Finance Sequence. Although she is originally from Washington D.C., her family is German, fostering her interest in international business. In addition to working at the FEI, she is also head of the planning committee for the New York City Networking Trip. Maria also manages a team of seven research analysts for the RAND/Lowe Institute project investigating judicial compensation. During the past two summers, she worked for Citi's Investment Banking office in Los Angeles and for AXA Financial in Melbourne, Australia. After graduation, she is going to work at Citi.



Alexander Reichert '11
Alexander is a junior at CMC and is majoring in Economics with the Finance Sequence. Originally from Swampscott, Massachusetts, Alexander attended The Pingree School, a private day school on the North Shore of Boston. This past summer he studied at the London School of Economics where he explored the science, or rather the art, of negotiation. Currently in his third year at the FEI, Alexander is a member of the Claremont Men's Lacrosse Team and leads panel discussions for the admissions office at Claremont McKenna. After graduation, he aspires to obtain an MBA in his pursuit of a career in private equity.



Jennifer Volk '11
Jennifer is a junior at CMC majoring in Economics and planning on completing the Financial Economics Sequence. She is from San Mateo, California and is a graduate of Menlo School in Atherton, California. In addition to working at the FEI, Jennifer is a member of the Mock Trial team. During the fall semester of her junior year, she studied abroad in Brisbane, Australia at University of Queensland. After graduation, she is hoping to pursue a career in investment banking and earn her MBA.



Yang (Amanda) Yang '10
Yang (Amanda) is a senior at Claremont McKenna College majoring in Economics with the Financial Economics Sequence. She has worked at Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin in New York City in the Corporate Finance Group and Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in San Francisco during the past two summers. She also participated in CMC's Washington Program and completed a semester internship in the Research & Statistics Division at the Federal Reserve Board. In addition to working at FEI, Amanda has been involved in the Student Alumni Relations Committee, Student Investment Fund and Claremont Finance Conference since her sophomore year.



Nanako Yano '11
Nanako is an international student from Japan and is currently a Pomona junior majoring in Mathematical Economics. Having graduated from Shibuya Makuhari Senior High School in Chiba, Japan, Nanako is very excited to be in the U.S. and hopes to stay here after graduation to pursue a career in accounting, consulting, or finance before going to business school. This past summer, she interned in the Regulatory Affairs Department at the Institute of International Finance in Washington, D.C., where she conducted research on financial regulatory reform. An avid runner, Nanako hopes to run in a half-marathon sometime soon.



Eric Zacharias '11
Eric is a junior at CMC, double majoring in Mathematics and Economics with the Financial Economics Sequence. Raised in San Diego, he is an avid sports fan and a member of the Claremont Men's Lacrosse Team. Eric worked as a research analyst this past summer at the FEI. After graduation, Eric plans to pursue a career in investment banking or asset management and hopes to remain in Southern California.



Yuchen Zhang '10
Yuchen, originally from Chengdu, China, is a senior at CMC majoring in Economics with the Financial Economics Sequence. In addition to working as a Research Analyst at the Financial Economics Institute, Yuchen is the Head of the Technology, Media, and Telecom group of the Student Investment Fund. He also serves as the Co-President of the Student Alumni Relations Council (SARC) and is on the Executive Committee of the Claremont Finance Conference. This past summer, Yuchen worked at Western Asset Management Company (WAMCO) in Pasadena, where he interned at the Credit Desk and the Structured Products Desk on the trading floor. After graduation, Yuchen hopes to pursue a career in the financial services industry.