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Stephanie Downey '14, Chief Executive Officer, is an Economics and Public Policy double major pursuing a Certificate in Markets and Management. On campus, in addition to founding the Duke Chapter of Smart Woman Securities, Stephanie is an analyst for and member of the Duke Investment Club, Business Oriented Women, Chi Omega, and Alpha Kappa Psi. Stephanie is also working as one of the co-founders of the start-up group, U-Link. Realizing that women of all disciplines stand to benefit from a broader understanding of the markets, investment techniques, and research analysis, Stephanie believes that SWS will provide a positive environment allowing women to gain real-world investment experience. Going forward, Stephanie’s long-term goal is to pursue a Master’s of Business Administration.
Flannery (Siyu) Zhou ‘14, Chief Financial Officer, intends to double major in Economics and Philosophy-Visual Arts Interdepartmental Major. She is also a junior Executive Board member of Duke China Care (DCC) and a student advisor of the Lilly Library Advisory Board at Duke. Out of campus, Flannery is a founding partner and Executive Board member of App-ark Educational Consulting Co. (Registered in Shanghai, China). Flannery also holds broad interests in literature, visual arts, and music. She published her book Dream in Dreams in 2009 and devoted all her income from the book to build a reading room for local kids in the Gansu Province of China.
Luxi Wei '14, co-Chief Investment Officer, is a Math and Environmental Science & Policy major, pursuing a minor in Finance. On campus, in addition to being the Director of Mentor Relations of SWS Duke Chapter, she is also a founding partner of Second Language in Action and an active member of Roots and Shoots. Besides finance, she is also passionate about environmental protection. She is a campaign coordinator of Environmental Alliance and interns at Duke Clinical Research Institute for sustainability programs. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career that connects finance and the environment.
Jie Wang '14, co-Chief Investment Officer, is pursuing an Economics and Political Science double major as well as a certificate in Markets and Management. She has interned as a journalist for VIBE PDN her senior year of high school. On campus, she serves as the Director of Academic Affairs for Global China Connection, served on the Joint Crisis Council at the Duke University Model United Nations Conference, was a member of the editorial staff at the Archive, and is currently a founding member of the start-up group U-Link.
Nicole Leung '14, Chief Marketing Officer, is pursuing a double-major in neuroscience and economics with a concentration in finance. Nicole graduated as President of the National Honor Society at Stuyvesant High School. As a Chinese culture enthusiast, she serves as a founding member and VP of Public Relations for Global China Connection and co-freshman representative of Chinese Students Association. She is also an Executive Board member of Economics Student Union. Additionally, Nicole has been focused in the sciences early on since high school. After researching under a great mentor at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Nicole was a finalist at the New York City Science and Engineering Fair. With interests in the sciences and finance, she is pursuing a career that will enable her to be a liaison between both fields.
Lena Jia '14, Chief Research Officer, is currently Pre-med, planning to double major in Economics and Neuroscience. Lena graduated from the Math, Science, Computer Science Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair High School. She has spent the past two summers as a research intern for the USDA and Georgetown University’s Lombardi Cancer Center. On campus, besides being a founding member of the Duke University Chapter of Smart Woman Securities, she is also involved with the America Reads America Counts tutoring program (ARAC), Asian Students Association (ASA), and is an active staff member of the Campaigns Division of GlobeMed Organization.
Ruqayya Diwan '13, Head of the Corporate Sponsorship Board, is from Karachi, Pakistan. She is an Economics major and a Chemistry and Arabic minor in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences. At Duke University, she serves as President of the Pakistani Students Association and is also a General Chemistry tutor. Her interests include swimming, water-color painting, South-Asian cuisine and traveling.
Julia Rhieu '14, Head of the Corporate Relations Board, is from Mesa, Arizona. She is a sophomore studying Sociology and Philosophy at Duke University, and plans to attend law school upon graduation. She is also involved in the Duke Journal of Public Affairs as well as her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. Her interests include running, traveling, tenting for Duke basketball games, and spending time with her family and friends.
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