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MFE06 Alumnus Eugene Lee's Path to Fintech for Good

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Jul 27, 2018
We love visits from our alumni and we were so happy to see just last Friday MFE06 Eugene Lee with his wife, new baby and his colleague and MFE alumnus Guanghua Cao whom Eugene recently hired to work at his firm...

Moving from "Traditional" Finance to Fintech/Blockchain

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Apr 26, 2018
Many students and alumni want to work in Fintech and often ask me what advice I can give them. I recommend engaging in new coursework in programming (Python, R, C++), Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligenc...

A Passion for Robo-Advising

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Oct 11, 2017
Juan Rassa, MFE17, had a specific goal when coming to the MFE Program at Berkeley in March of 2016. He was going to get his MFE degree, work as a data scientist, and in his spare time, he would build a robo-adv...

Fintech Series Part 4: How Are We Addressing the Challenge?

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Aug 25, 2017
Welcome to the final part of my Fintech Series. Be sure you’ve checked out part one, part two, and part three. Developments in fintech pose a new challenge to traditional finance curricula. As discussed in part...

Fintech Series Part 3: What New Skills Are Needed for Finance?

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Jul 26, 2017
Welcome to my series on fintech’s evolving role in finance! Part one can be found here, and part two can be found here.

MFE to Facebook: An alumnus leverages his degree for a position in data science

By Linda Kreitzman   |   May 31, 2017
Juan received his Bachelor of Electronics Engineering and Economics from Andes University and then went on to earn a Master’s degree in Economics. For Juan, the Berkeley MFE was the perfect program to help jump...

MFE17 focuses on Fintech and Big Data

By Linda Kreitzman   |   Sep 30, 2016
Victoria Li graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a double major bachelor’s degree in Applied Math and Statistics. She wanted to build on her quantitative background in tech and data science, and so began to ...

MFE Alumni: Meet Nick

By The Berkeley MFE Program   |   Apr 21, 2016
Nick Sonnenberg is the founder and CEO of Calvin App (www.calvinapp.com), a productivity tool designed to streamline planning social events via a collaborating voting mechanism and customized recommendations. I...
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