Finance Connection Board 2020-2021
- Ramis Abdo, Class of 2022
Ramis Abdo is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Economics. He serves as President of 180 Degrees Consulting at UCSB and is an analyst in the Investment Advisory Committee. He is an incoming investment banking summer analyst at RBC New York and has previously interned as an investment banking intern at Corner Capital Advisors. In his free time, Ramis enjoys playing/following basketball and playing frisbee.
- Ashwin Soitkar, Class of 2023
Ashwin Soitkar is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics. Ashwin is an investment banking intern at Commerce Capital Group and has previously interned at Bank of America. In his free time, Ashwin enjoys kickboxing, playing soccer, and reading mystery novels.
- Jeffrey Li, Class of 2023
Jeffrey Li is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. Jeffrey is an incoming Investment Banking Summer Intern at Houlihan Lokey Los Angeles, and previously worked as an Investment Banking Intern at G2 Capital Advisors. He is also a member of the UCSB Investment Advisory Committee, where he serves as the Portfolio Manager of the Technology group. In his free time, Jeffrey enjoys skiing, playing badminton, and watching football games.
- Joe Hickey, Class of 2022
Joe Hickey is a junior studying economics. He is an incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst at Financial Technology Partners, and was previously an Investment Banking Intern at Corner Capital Advisors. He is also involved with the UCSB Investment Advisory Committee where he is the Healthcare Portfolio Manager. In his free time, Joe enjoys hiking, skiing, and driving his 1992 Mustang.
- Kevin Zou, Class of 2022
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Zou is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Economics with a minor in Mathematics. He is currently an investment banking intern at Riviera Equity Partners, a boutique advisory firm in downtown Santa Barbara. Kevin has previously interned at both Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as a Client Associate and Commerce Capital Group as an investment banking intern. In his free time, Kevin enjoys basketball, playing the guitar, and watching football.
- Katie Kao, Class of 2023
Chief Marketing Officer
Katie is currently a sophomore Economics and Accounting major. Katie is currently an investment associate intern for High Water Capital and an accounting advisory intern for FinAcco. In her free time, Katie likes to play tennis, dabble in photography, and work with children.
- Jaxon Kim, Class of 2022
Vice President of Finance
Jaxon is currently a junior Economics major. Jaxon worked as a financial investment journalist for Salem Media and is interning in wealth management at PNC this summer. In his free time, Jaxon works as an outdoor guide for UCSB Adventure Programs and spends time surfing and rock climbing with friends.
- Christine Tu, Class of 2024
Vice President of Marketing
Christine is currently a freshman Economics and Accounting major. In her free time, Christine enjoys exploring hiking trails in her area, writing for the Daily Nexus, and experimenting with dessert recipes.
- Ben MacDonald, Class of 2024
Vice President of Development
Ben is a freshman Economics and Accounting major. He is currently a business development intern at FanVestor and previously interned as an investment banking intern at GS Capital, a boutique advisory firm in the Bay Area. In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking, ultimate frisbee, and watching the Golden State Warriors.
- Andrew Devlin, Class of 2023
Vice President of Outreach
Andrew Devlin is currently a sophomore pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. Andrew will be interning at Ernst and Young this upcoming summer. He is also the Portfolio Manager of the Fixed Income group of UCSB’s Investment Advisory Committee and serves as the UCSB AS Student Fee Advisory Commissioner.
- Alexander Alazzawi, Class of 2024
Vice President of Operations
Alex Alazzawi is currently a freshman pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. He is currently an intern at a Wealth Management office where he works under two Senior Financial Advisors. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing basketball with his friends, as well as going to the gym.