Zhixian (Grace) Chen graduated from Renmin University of China in 2015 with a Bachelor of Economics in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. With a prize in 1st place in the National Olympiad in Informatics in Provinces, Meritorious Winner in Mathematical Contest in Modeling and several quantitative research projects in undergraduate studies, Zhixian has received rigorous trainings in algorithmic applications, mathematical modeling and quantitative analytical skills. Zhixian interned for 9 months as a quantitative analyst in Guosen Securities, a leading investment bank in China, where she applied statistical and mathematical methods to estimate structural breaks, designed several fund-picking and timing strategies and maintained automatic indicator calculation process for weekly market reports via MATLAB. Zhixian joined the MSCF program to leverage her quantitative skills and further obtain market knowledge. Upon graduation, Zhixian seeks a career in trading, asset management or risk management

Zhixian Chen