Rui Song graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a dual degree in Actuarial Science and Financial Planning. She received highest distinctions in both degrees and earned the Most Outstanding Major Award in Actuarial Science. During the four years of undergraduate study, Rui gained solid understanding of the insurance industry, learned about the actuarial application of mathematics by taking the first four actuarial exams, and interned in the pricing department at the Reinsurance Group of America to help with implementing database and automating grading process. By taking financial planning classes and completing the CFA level I exam, Rui developed a solid understanding and a strong interest in the financial services industry. In joining the MSCF program, Rui hopes to sharpen her mathematics and programming skills to better prepare her for more challenging jobs in the quantitative finance field.