Xiaoli (Cindy) Dong earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Economics at Cornell University with distinction in all subjects in three and a half years. She was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon Honor Society and the Co-President of Cornell China Club. She developed her interest in the financial market as a research assistant at Johnson Graduate School of Management, where she coded the financial metrics in earnings announcements and performed textual analysis on analyst reports using Python. Later during her 6-month internship with Citi, she gained more insight into the credit risk management system of commercial banks, and strengthened her communication as well as teamwork skills by collaborating with the developer team and the analyst team simultaneously. Upon completion of the program, she hopes to leverage her quantitative and programming skills and pursue a career in risk management.

Xiaoli Dong