Credit Analyst, TD Bank
Favorite class at VSB and why?
My favorite class at Villanova was Market Structure, Trading & Liquidity taught by Dr. Pagano. It was one of the hardest classes I took at VSB by far, but the class dynamic and the way he taught market liquidity was very insightful. I also loved the fact that the class was taught in the Finance Lab. Along with the theories of the class, I learned how to use a Bloomberg Terminal.
Most important thing you learned?
Villanova definitely taught me to step outside of my comfort zone more than once. I joined many societies and took leadership roles that I wouldn’t have done back in high school. I learned to make friends outside of my core group and to speak publicly in front of many people. I learned that “community” wasn’t just something that Villanova plastered on a brochure. It was alive in every moment at Villanova. Above all, I learned that you have to know your basketball!
Favorite Villanova memory?
There have been so many fond memories over the past four years and I’m sure any alum would agree that this is the hardest question. If I narrow it down, it would be eating dinner at a professor’s house with my entire Leadership Learning Community and studying abroad the summer after my freshmen year.
What are you currently reading?
I am reading The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.