BS (‘15), MS (‘16)
Senior Quantitative Analyst, Trulia
What did you do after graduating Cal?
I continued into the 5 year IEOR Masters program after my undergrad after which I began as a Quantitative Analyst at Trulia. I did sneak in a trip to New Zealand, Thailand, and Cambodia right after graduation!
What is the most challenging part of your job?
Ironically, simplifying analysis is the most challenging part. As an analyst, I need to be able to effectively communicate results and recommendations of complicated analysis to stakeholders. So turning something complicated and dense into something light and actionable is challenging.
What do you miss most about being a student at Cal?
I saw someone studying intensely at Starbucks the other day – headphones in, stacks of books, and study guides all over the table – and I somehow felt nostalgic of the days of studying hard during crunch time. I love learning and the feeling of accomplishment once you mastered a topic!
What was the most important thing you learned while studying at Cal?
The true importance of teamwork. As the scope of the problem you’re working on increases, the collective effort of multiple people with different skill-sets is more fruitful and honestly, more fun than a single person burning the midnight oil.