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An energetic, motivated and highly dynamic person with strong working skills and a broad range of hands-on and theoretical experience ranging in finance. Adept at providing support and developing new processes through ongoing work, defect resolution and enhancement solutions. Expert in completing demanding assignments within crucial timelines. Highly articulate, demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills. Strong management skills and methodical aptitude with an innate ability in decision-making, coordinating and synthesizing data.

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Career Specifics


Career Specifics


 

International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C., February 2016 to February 2017

Research Assistant

·       Introduced and launched a markets monitor featuring European credit default swap spreads and equity indices for policy analysis and formulation and weekly delivery to senior officials.

·       Constructed and preserved complex financial charts, sourcing financial data from various sources for policy analysis and formulation and delivering to foreign countries’ authorities and publication by the IMF.

·       Compiled and organized financial data from 14 Pan-African-based banks and 6 foreign-based banks operating in Africa and created charts for a presentation in Africa attended by the Managing Director.

·       Spearheaded a training in collaboration with the IMF Library on how to use SQL server management studio to access, manage and analyze financial data stored in several SQL server databases.

·       Formulated a technical assistance mission to assist Peru with the design and implementation of a swap data repository (SDR) to capture trade reporting in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market.

 

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C., December 2012 to January 2016

Financial Analyst

·       Compiled trade and position level OTC derivatives datasets exceeding 5 million records using SQL Server and Excel, resulting in the harmonization of 80 data elements.

·       Assembled and evaluated Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) reference data using SQL Server and Excel, resulting in the implementation of a common data format in over 20 local operating units (LOUs).

·       Demonstrated analytical results to senior management and project stakeholders of multiple organizations in an official presentation, strengthening the high-profile relationship between organizations.

·       Executed financial analysis to pinpoint risks posed by virtual currencies to the financial markets and the financial services industry, concluding with the circulation of an internal memo.

·       Performed as a lead author in the production of 2 OFR-sponsored and 2 other related publications to disseminate financial analysis.


 

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Education


Education


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 2016

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Washington, D.C.

 

Master of Finance (M.Fin.), 2016

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Washington, D.C.

 

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics, 2009

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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Publications and Contributed Research


Publications and Contributed Research


·       International Monetary Fund (forthcoming). “Trends in Pan-African Banking: Deepening Integration and Global Retrenchment”. IMF Policy Paper. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund (forthcoming). “Kingdom of The Netherlands: Financial Sector Policy Note”. IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund (forthcoming). “Republic of Zambia: Financial Sector Policy Note”. IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund (forthcoming). ‘‘Republic of Turkey: Financial Sector Assessment Program – Technical Note on Stress Testing.’’ IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       International Monetary Fund (forthcoming). “Republic of Turkey: Financial Sector Policy Note”. IMF Country Report. Washington, D.C.

·       U.S. Treasury Department - Office of Financial Research. “U.S. Derivatives Trade Reporting “. 2015 Financial Stability Report. Washington, D.C.

·       U.S. Treasury Department - Office of Financial Research. “Reporting Burden and Efficiency”. 2014 Annual Report. Washington, D.C.

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Professional Affiliations


Professional Affiliations


·       IMF Research Analyst Community Association (RACA), Delegate for the Monetary and Capital Markets (MCM) Dept., Washington, D.C.

·       IMF Young Professionals (IMFYP), Washington, D.C.

·       Part-Time MBA Association (PTMBA), Washington, D.C.