- Michael Chong, Class of 2020
Michael Chong is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Financial Mathematics and Statistics. Michael currently works as an Investment Banking Intern at Corner Capital Advisors. Michael’s on-campus activities include participating as an analyst for UCSB's Investment Advisory Committee. In his free time, Michael enjoys playing tennis, working on his start-up project and following financial markets.
- James Lee, Class of 2020
James Lee is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Economics and Accounting. James previously worked as a Program Finance Intern at Raytheon and an Investment Banking Intern at Commerce Capital Group. In his free time, James enjoys playing guitar, rock climbing, and following soccer.
- Kiana Razi, Class of 2020
Kiana Razi is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Economics and a certificate in UCSB's Technology Management Program. Kiana previously worked as a Finance Intern at Standish Management and currently serves as the Portfolio Manager of the Macro Group for UCSB's Investment Advisory Committee. In her free time, Kiana enjoys swimming, watching basketball, and going on sunset walks.
- Nima Karamlou, Class of 2020
Leadership Program Coordinator
Nima Karamlou is currently a junior pursuing a degree in Economics. Nima is an incoming investment banking summer analyst at Credit Suisse NY. He currently works an an investment banking intern at Corner Capital Advisors and serves as an junior analyst of the Financial Groups for UCSB's Investment Advisory Committee. Nima previously worked as an investment banking Intern at New York Bay Capital in New York and Viant Group in San Francisco. In his free time, Nima enjoys scuba diving, playing the guitar, and watching basketball.
- Sarah Eizner, Class of 2021
Sarah Eizner is currently a sophomore pursuing a double degree in Economics and Financial Mathematics and Statistics. Sarah is an incoming summer analyst at Morgan Stanley NYC and currently works as an investment banking intern at Corner Capital Advisors. She previously interned at Mindset Capital as a finance intern. Sarah is a member of Alpha Delta Pi. In her free time, Sarah enjoys following the financial market.
About the Finance Connection
Founded by Ron Nussbaum, Shawn Alt, and Stephen Tang, the Finance Connection is the first and only finance organization at UCSB committed to educating students about careers on Wall Street and also connecting them with successful alumni. While they were all interested in pursuing a career in investment banking, the founders soon realized that they were facing an uphill battle as UCSB is not recruited by the major investment banks. While they were successful in ultimately landing jobs in the industry, they did so without the help and guidance of the school and had to rely on other available resources that many other schools have. Realizing this, the founders decided to lay the foundation for a successful group on campus and prepare the students for a career in finance.