Zi Lin graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematical economics from Fudan University in 2014. She interned in the asset management department of Soochow Life Insurance Company as a portfolio analysis assistant, where she leveraged her knowledge of statistics, economics and finance to perform portfolio evaluation and selection-model tests. Later, she interned in Industrial Securities with the strategy research team, which was ranked the number one strategy analysis team by New Fortune in both 2011 and 2013. She gained more insight into the macro economy, as well as international equity markets on this team. Zi was also trained in effective communication when interned at Frost & Sullivan, an international consulting firm. As a CFA level II candidate, she joined the MSCF program in order to further strengthen her quantitative and programming skills and seek a career in quantitative financial services.