Xi (Candice) Zou graduated with First Class Honors from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2015. She won the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal as the top student with a degree of Bachelors of Science in Mathematical Sciences. Prior to joining the MSCF program, she interned in the private banking division at Citibank, where she broadened her financial products knowledge and was exposed to client-facing experiences. In addition, Candice also interned as an Investment Banking Analyst at Ivory Capital Asia, an equity research analyst at Hua An Asset Management Company and a Summer Analyst in the Global Commodities Group at J.P. Morgan. After having explored various areas in the financial industry, she found her passion in quantitative finance, which motivated her to join the MSCF program. Upon graduation, she hopes to leverage her quantitative skills and pursue a career in sales and trading, quantitative research or structuring.