Zifan Deng graduated summa cum laude from Ohio State University with a dual degree in Financial Mathematics and Actuarial Science and a minor in Economics. She was a member of the Actuarial Science Club at Ohio State University beginning in 2012 and is currently a candidate for the Society of Actuaries with three SOA preliminary exams passed. During her preparation for the SOA exam Models for Financial Economics, she became interested in applying quantitative methods into the topic of finance, especially the pricing and hedging process of financial derivatives. Her interests triggered her desire to pursue a Master of Science in Computational Finance; to develop a comprehensive quantitative skill set for a career in risk management.