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Nicholas A

- Research Program Mentor

MBA candidate at Cornell University


Finance, Economics, Business, Private Equity


I am passionate about the intersections of finance and everyday life, particularly in understanding how financial systems and tools can empower individuals. With a background in economics, I thrive on exploring how financial literacy and smart money management can improve people's daily lives and long-term well-being. My academic journey has been driven by a fascination with personal finance, investment strategies, and the impact of economic policies on households. Outside of my academic pursuits, I find joy in playing basketball and spending time with my Samoyed. Basketball helps me stay active and provides a great way to connect with friends, while playing with my Samoyed brings a lot of happiness and relaxation into my life. These hobbies not only keep me balanced and energized but also remind me of the importance of well-being in all aspects of life.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Consumer Behavior in Local Businesses

Conduct a study on consumer behavior related to a specific product or service. Use surveys, interviews, and data analysis to understand purchasing decisions, preferences, and trends. This project could culminate in a paper, a slide deck, or a presentation.

Coding skills


Languages I know

Korean, Conversational

Teaching experience

I have been a paid consultant for finance professionals seeking guidance into getting investment banking jobs as well as a volunteer mentoring underprivileged black youth in Oakland teaching them financial modeling and pitching investors.


Work experience

Martis Capital (2022 - 2024)
Private Equity Associate
Wellington Management (2021 - 2022)
Public Equities Analyst
Lexington Partners (2019 - 2021)
Secondaries Private Equity Associate
Citigroup (2016 - 2019)
Investment Banking Analyst


Saint Mary's College of California
BS Bachelor of Science
Quantitative Analysis
Cornell University
MBA Master of Business Administration candidate

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