Resume

You can browse a detailed version of my resume below. If you’d like a PDF copy of my resume that includes my phone number, just email me.

Research Associate at Cornerstone Research

2012 – 2015. Menlo Park, CA, USA

  • Supported experts in preparations for trial
  • Analyzed data and documents and wrote reports in sectors such as finance, pharmaceuticals, antitrust, and mortgage-backed securities
  • Managed project teams: facilitated communication between analysts and managers, experts, and clients; assigned work; motivated team members; monitored work quality
  • For instance: used Monte Carlo simulation to determine the ex-ante risk profile of institutional investor portfolios
  • For instance: estimated the effect of a proposed telecom merger on consumer prices
  • Team leader of research project on pharmaceutical patent law

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Director of Web Development at The Swarthmore Phoenix

2008 – 2012. Swarthmore, PA, USA

  • Maintained production software and hardware for various campus publications
  • Won the Online Pacemaker Award for best college newspaper website

Research Assistant at CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis

Summer 2011. The Hague, The Netherlands

  • Summarized literature on measuring the quality of long-term care systems

Other experience

Treasurer at Alumni Association UWC The Netherlands

2016 – present

  • Manage the alumni association’s finances
  • Participate in determining how many students we can award a scholarship to study at a United World College

Education

Bachelor of Arts at Swarthmore College

2008 – 2012

Honors major in economics, honors minor in political science, and course minor in public policy.

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Study abroad program at University College London

Fall 2010. London, UK

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IB Diploma Programme at Li Po Chun United World College

2006 – 2008. Hong Kong SAR, China

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Personal interests

Index investing

For people who want to invest their personal savings in stocks and bonds, index funds are by far the best option. The magic of index funds is that they remove the need for you to predict which stocks (or bonds) will increase in value.

I’m convinced that most people should put their personal savings in index funds and I try to share this message when I can. For instance, I’ve written about it:

Rock climbing

I first started rock climbing when I lived in Hong Kong for my last two years of high school, when an American teacher would take a group of us students to a rock climbing gym. But I didn’t start climbing frequently until I moved to San Francisco. That is also when I discovered bouldering: climbing onto boulders without a rope and harness. I’ve been bouldering several times a week for a few years and I climb problems in the 6B grade range.

American football

I started watching American football when I was studying at Swarthmore College. The college sits just outside of Philadelphia, so naturally I became a Philadelphia Eagles fan. Since then I have not lived near Philly, but I’ve managed to see the Eagles play quite a few times. Fly, Eagles Fly!

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World War II history

When I was young, I watched pretty much every World War II movie that was on TV. I also read quite a few books about the war. Usually these books were about the Dutch experience in the war, because I grew up in The Netherlands.

As I became older, I became interested in the history of World War II for a different reason: to understand. How could a war like that happen? How did people let it happen? The Europe I know today is so peaceful—why was it so violent in the 1930s and 1940s?

These days I like to read non-fiction about the war. For instance, I’ve found William Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich fascinating.