Mentor: Nicola Gennaioli
2015-Present Student, MSc in Economic & Social Sciences (ESS), Università Bocconi. Current GPA: 29/30
2009-2013 Student, B.A. with a Double Major in Economics and International Relations, University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, BC, Canada. GPA: 90.0% (equivalent to a 110/110 or A+)
2011-2011 Exchange Student, Studied primarily welfare states and development studies, Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden
2005-2009 Abbey Park High School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada, Final grade: 96.5%
Awards and Scholarships
2013 Wesbrook Scholar Designation & 2 Premier Undergraduate Awards
UBC’s most prestigious designations, given to senior students with outstanding academic performance, leadership potential, and involvement in student and community activities
2013 Dal Grauer Memorial Scholarship
For exceptional academic achievement in economics
2013 Gerald N. Savory Prize for Outstanding Graduate in International Relations
2010-2013 Student Scholarship in Arts & 3 Trek Excellence Academic Scholarships
Awarded annually for overall academic excellence
2010 John Young Memorial Prize in Economics
For exceptional standing in introductory economics
2009 President’s Entrance Scholarship
Awarded to students with a final high school average of at least 95%
2009 Governor General’s Bronze Medal
Awarded to each high school’s top graduating student
2014 Temporary Employee - Angus One Professional Recruitment - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Performed administrative data entry, worked special projects using Microsoft Office, managed phone calls, and completed filings while on an assignment for Coast Mountain Bus Company.
2013 Student Development Intern - Saigon Institute of Technology - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Instructed at a Vietnamese Community College. Prepared, taught and graded students’ coursework in international business and english courses. Assisted the school’s administration and co-organized activities for the school’s English Club.
2013 Research Assistant - Institute for European Studies - University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Researched, compiled and co-wrote an extended paper to mark the 50th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty of Friendship between France and Germany. The paper consisted of a cross-examination of the current economic situations of the two countries with a focus on exports, youth unemployment strategies and competitiveness. Collected and analyzed data from a variety of levels including national databases, Eurostat and the OECD in order to perform analysis. Worked under the direct guidance of Dr. Kurt Hübner, Director of the Institute.
2012 Stagiaire - Mission of Canada to the EU - Brussels, Belgium
Researched and drafted reports on foreign policy topics of importance to the EU-Canada relationship. These reports were then distributed to other Foreign Affairs colleagues and relevant external departments. Attended and reported on meetings and briefings hosted by EU institutions, other Missions and think-tanks.
2010 Customer Associate - Pioneer Family Pools - Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Performed sales of pool equipment, provided technical advice to customers and successfully managed customer interactions.
2008-2009 Student Assistant – Constituency Office of Mike Wallace – Member of Parliament (MP) - Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Analyzed and summarized constituent questions and comments received via email on federal government policy. These summaries were then recorded into an electronic database that was used to determine the public’s primary concerns about national government policy.
English: Native Speaker
French: DELF/CEFR Certification Level B2 – June 2013
Italian: Level A2 – 2015 (Passed Introductory Italian Language Course at Università Bocconi)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook: Good
Stata: Used in undergraduate coursework. Currently enrolled in a graduate econometrics course using Stata
Windows and Apple operating devices: Good
Extra Curricular Activities
2012-2013 University of British Columbia Model United Nations Team
Represented UBC at Model United Nations conferences in Vancouver, Seattle and at Harvard University. Performed preparatory research on national positions, engaged in debates and negotiations, and wrote draft resolutions designed to help solve real world problems. Received a Diplomacy award at a 2013 conference in Vancouver.
2011-2012 Assistant Chair – Economic and Financial Committee - World Model United Nations Conference (WORLDMUN) XXI
Prepared background documents, managed committee sessions, moderated debates, edited draft resolutions and performed other oversight roles in conjunction with the Chair. The topic under debate was international trade and regional economic integration.
Other Skills and Interests
Sports: Competitive Long-distance Running, Ice Hockey, Hiking, Skiing
Traveling: Spent time backpacking in North and East Asia from May 2014 to June 2015