Xueqi Zhang received her bachelor’s degree with First-Class Honors in 2015 from University College London, where she majored in Economics and Statistics. During her undergraduate studies, Xueqi worked on a statistical project where she modeled correlated binary variables within a Bayesian framework. She interned at CITIC Securities in 2013, where she gained insight on Chinese A-shares, and developed a genuine interest in Finance. In 2014, she then did a summer internship as a data analyst for a start-up company, Powr of You, in London. During the internship, she utilized Python to break down the URLs of major websites to acquire information about users’ online behavior and created interactive visualizations of data for clients with D3.js. Xueqi joined the MSCF program to enhance her programming and statistical skills which will prepare her to work in the quantitative financial area.