The Stanford Economics Alumni Speaker Series kicks off our 2018-2019 program with an informal holiday mixer. We've invited Stanford Economics alumni 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.
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 Operations and BizDev teams at Yup.com, an online learning company out of Stanford providing students with 24/7 tutoring support on-demand. Michael would be excited to chat with students interested in consulting, startups, or policy.
Andrew Jabara (B.A. Economics, Minor in Education '18) is a Master's student in Management Science & Engineering. As an undergrad, Andrew led the Events team of the Stanford Economics Association, served as an Econ Peer Advisor, and studied behavioral economics and strategy. In the business world, Andrew learned his ABCs - Analytics, Business Development, and Consulting - at companies ranging from small startups to multinational corporations. Andrew continues to maintain strong ties to the Economics department as a SIEPR Young Associate and as a TA for ECON1 this quarter.
Christina currently works at GoFundMe as a Senior Product Manager. She joined in 2016 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.
Nick is currently the CEO of Peregrine, a data fusion company that works with various government agencies to create a safer and more open society. He is a data scientist, entrepreneur, and former co-head of the global defense business at Palantir Technologies. At Palantir, Nick was responsible for the company's U.S. Special Operations (SOCOM) portfolio, and was the team lead / first hire on Palantir's business operations & strategy team. Nick has spent significant time embedded with intelligence units in the Middle East and across the United States. His passion lies in enabling high-performing teams through a unified, timely, and reliable understanding of their data. Nick received his M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University and his B.A. in Economics also from Stanford. He holds two NCAA national championship titles with the Stanford men’s gymnastics team.
Giselle graduated from Stanford in 2017. She studied Economics in undergrad and completed a coterm in MS&E. For her internships, she worked for smart home solutions company Vivint, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Mauritius, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She also studied abroad at Oxford, where she did her tutorial in Corporate Finance. After graduation, she joined a "start-up" hedge fund run by one of her former Economics teachers at Stanford. She has continued her work as an analyst at the hedge fund and it has been extremely rewarding!
Max majored in Economics with a focus on CS coursework and graduated 2016. He worked as a product analyst at a media startup, before diving deeper into software engineering and becoming involved in the cryptocurrency space. He's now building a permissonless lending protocol called Marble.