Guolin (Collin) Chen received high distinction for his Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Mathematics from the University of Iowa. During his undergraduate study, courses in mathematics, actuarial science, and finance triggered his interest in financial modeling. After passing six actuarial exams, he decided to pursue a career in quantitative finance. He interned and then worked at Transamerica Life Insurance Company as a risk analyst, where he developed a hedging system for variable annuity products using the internal hedging platform within the company. With intensive exposure to the financial market and the insurance industry, he gained valuable experiences in asset liability management and risk mitigation. Collin joined the MSCF program to further enhance his quantitative skills and lay a solid foundation for his future career in the financial services industry.