Shengnan (Shannon) Shi graduated with honors from Renmin University of China in 2015, with a Bachelor of Economics degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. She developed her interest in financial engineering through undergraduate projects applying cointegration, GARCH and SVAR models to the financial market. Shannon interned at the Financial Engineering Department in Guosen Securities, a major investment bank in China, where she developed several investment strategies, including market sentiment models and stock selection models based on big data and updated risk-management reports. Shannon joined the MSCF program to leverage her quantitative skills to seek a career in quantitative research, asset or risk management.

Shengnan Shi