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Fall 2016: Young Alumni Mixer

December 2, 2016, 5:30pm, Cypress Lounge, Tresidder Memorial Hall

The Stanford Economics Alumni Speaker Series kicks off our 2016-2017 program with an informal "young alumni mixer." We've invited recently graduated Stanford Economics majors from a range of fields to come back and share their experiences in a fun, informal setting. It's also a great opportunity for networking and learning about job and internship opportunities.

David Calica

Class of 2015, Economics
Analyst at Cornerstone Research in Silicon Valley

Michael Guirguis

Michael graduated with an Econ degree with Honors in 2011. After Stanford, Michael interned with the National Economic Council in the White House, where his work focused on housing policy and financial regulation. Michael worked for 4 years at McKinsey & Company based out of their Dubai and New York offices. At McKinsey, Michael supported 20+ government and private sector clients with a focus on education, private equity, and infrastructure. Michael currently lives in SF and heads the BD team at Yup, an edtech startup out of Stanford that is making 1:1 learning accessible to students on-demand. Michael would be excited to chat with students interested in consulting, startups, or policy.  

Wei Ling Heng

Wei Ling Heng graduated in 2015 and joined LinkedIn as part of their Strategy & Analytics rotation program. In this role, she has worked in Corporate Development, Finance, Business Operations, and Sales Strategy. Wei Ling has always been interested tech + business, her former internships include; Bain, Microsoft, and Highland Capital Partners. During her time at Stanford, she was involved with AKPsi, the Stanford Equestrian Team, Stanford Consulting, and also enjoyed being on house staff!

Olivia Johnson

Class of 2015 Economics and German Literature and Culture
Analyst at Cornerstone Research in Silicon Valley    

Samir Junnarkar

Samir is on the Business Operations team at LinkedIn, and is focused on the firm's ed-tech initiatives. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley, where he specialized in technology IPOs, including Twitter, Alibaba, and Box. He graduated from Stanford in 2013 with a degree in Economics, and focused on market design, labor economics, and network theory. 

Christina Melas-Kyriazi

Christina currently works at GoFundMe leading Business Operations and Strategy initiatives. She joined this year after graduating from Harvard Business School. Before business school she was the 6th employee at a startup called Shift Technologies, and worked at LinkedIn in a product/ operations role. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York.

While at Stanford, Christina was interested in clean technology, and lead numerous initiatives on campus mainly through her involvement with SWEP (Solar and Wind Energy Project) and other student groups. She was also a VP in her sorority. She interned at the solar company First Solar her sophomore year and at Credit Suisse in investment banking her junior year during college. During business school she interned at Spectrum, a technology private equity firm.

Connor Scherer

Connor Scherer is a 2015 graduate from the Economics department and a former TA for Econ 50. A late bloomer in Economics, he switched majors Spring quarter of his Junior year, but Connor is very glad he made that change! He now works as an Analyst at the Economic Consulting firm Analysis Group in Menlo Park, CA. Analysis Group helps with data analysis for companies involved in lawsuits, allowing Connor to work with many different exciting industries and to put his Economics training to good use.

Blair Seiler

Class of 2016 Economics with a Modern Languages Minor
Analyst at Cornerstone Research in San Francisco

Emily Tian

Emily Tian joined Silver Lake as an Associate in 2016. Previously, she worked in the Technology Investment Banking Group at Morgan Stanley & Co. in Menlo Park. Ms. Tian graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Management Science & Engineering and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Billy Vernon

Originally from the Philadelphia area, Billy graduated Stanford in 2011 with a B.A. in Economics.  Since graduating, he has worked in Investment Banking with Credit Suisse, Management Consulting with Bain & Company, and most recently at Zearn, an Early-Stage Education Technology Non-Profit.  He is currently a first-year student jointly pursuing an MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business and a M.Ed. at Stanford's Graduate School of Education.

Kevin Vo

I recently completed my undergrad in economics at Stanford University. I currently work as a Research Associate for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. My career capital consists of experimental design, observational studies, and econometrics. My prior research projects were on housing and healthcare markets.