Career Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Imperial Capital, Bruin Capital
Location San Francisco, Los Angeles
Growing up in the LA area, UCLA was always a dream school for me growing up. Upon being accepted, I knew it was a no-brainer that I would attend UCLA. I started off as a pre-med student and did that for a couple years. I was interning at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center one day and just didn't feel like I was doing the right thing with my life. I decided to take my first Economics class out of the blue and thought it was incredibly fascinating. At that point, I was lucky enough to obtain my first finance-related internship at a Private Equity Real Estate firm by the name of Bruin Capital. I enjoyed the experience and decided to change my major to Business Economics going forward. I was then able to attain my next internship at Imperial Capital, a boutique Investment Banking firm in Los Angeles. I loved the fast-paced nature of the job and felt that it was an excellent learning experience. As I started to envision myself pursuing Investment Banking as a career path, I spoke to my parents and thought I might be moving too quickly, as I had just recently switched majors. Thus, I decided to try out Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Wealth Management was a bit slow-paced for me and didn't pan out to be as interesting as I had thought it would be. But this was beneficial in that it allowed me to further realize that I truly wanted to pursue the Investment Banking path. I went through the Investment Banking recruiting cycle and was able to land a summer internship at Deutsche Bank with their San Francisco TMT group. The summer internship turned into a full-time offer, and I'm currently a full-time Investment Banking Analyst at Deutsche Bank. It's tough to tell where I'll be in 5 or 10 years, but I like what Deutsche Bank has to offer and continue to believe that beginning my career in Investment Banking will prove to be valuable as my career progresses.
I AM HAPPIEST WHEN...
A lot of things make me happy, to be quite honest. Fitness is something I'm incredibly passionate about. I love working out, playing basketball and being outdoors. I also derive a lot of happiness when helping others through positive encouragement - being part of a team where you can push each other to be the best you can be everyday is one of the greatest feelings. Learning also drives happiness for me. I love reading about tech and sports and how the two intertwine. I love thinking about big ideas in an entrepreneurial sense. And at the end of the day, I'm truly happy when the people around me are happy and smiling. It's really all about positivity and the little things in life, in my opinion.