Hometown: New Orleans, LA
High School: Sci Academy
Intended Major: Economics and Computer Science
Possible Career: Financial Analyst
3 Words: A quiet rebel.
What impact do you want to have on the world?
I will direct resources to firm that will use those resources best. Financial Analysts, FAs, exist to advise those with assets on the appropriate usage of their assets--said in another way, FA's have a part in controlling the flow of a societies' capital. This job comes with an ethical obligation to invest assets into firms that are concerned with both profitability and the welfare of the society it operates in. However controversial, I believe that capital is improperly invested in firms that are not concerned with the welfare of society. I see this in overvaluation of purely economic benefits; it's in the immense pressure from shareholders to just drive numbers, which pressures assets managers to care a less for the ethics of their decisions.
Repeated, I will direct the flow of money into institutions that promote some "goodness". These firms, for example, are corporations that hires females executives or companies with significant goodwill assets. Although I'm concerned with profitability, I don't have to sacrifice profitability to be a conscientious controller of assets, because companies that hire female executives tend to perform better than an SPY model and goodwill assets are most valuable during economic downturns, which gives me ways to drive profitability while being socially aware.
Name a person you admire.
What is something you are proud of in your life so far?
I was build for the benefit of others; I'm a large, empathetic and compassionate person, and I've spent, and will spend, my life for others. However, I'm exceptionally proud of my ability to care for myself, because it's the reason why I attend Swarthmore.
What have been the most valuable Evans Scholars program experiences for you?
I've felt genuinely happy during the outward bound trip.
What was the most transformative class you have taken and/or what subjects do you want to explore deeply?
I haven't taken a truly transformative class yet, but I'm quite interested in economics and computer programming.