Where do you go to school and what are you studying towards?
I’m currently studying towards a Master of City Planning degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. My concentration is Community Economic Development and I am also pursuing a certificate in Real Estate Development from the Wharton School of Business.
What attracted you to Reinvestment Fund for a summer internship?
My background is in consulting and I’ve served in many highly quantitative roles. Reinvestment Fund is a place where I can continue to build my technical skills while connecting to the mission of community and economic development.
What are some of the things you will be working on for Reinvestment Fund during your internship? What do you hope to learn from your internship here?
As a member of the Portfolio Management team, I’ve helped to prepare (and present) the Q2 portfolio review to the loan committee. This involved spreading financial statements and monitoring compliance for borrowers in the Community Assets and Healthcare portfolios. For the remainder of the summer I will be working on the Q3 portfolio review (where we will analyze Housing and Commercial Real Estate), and optimizing various processes such as loan onboarding, data management and reporting, and financial analysis. I hope to learn more about the nuances of Reinvestment Fund’s many creative financing mechanisms and how Reinvestment Fund is positioning itself strategically to affect neighborhood change around the country.
Share something interesting you have learned about Reinvestment Fund or the industry in your time here.
This is the most diverse organization I’ve ever worked for. Reinvestment Fund clearly presents its ethos of equity and inclusion, my colleagues have already made me feel like a very welcomed contributor.
College(s) Attended: Undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University in Economics and Environmental Studies; Graduate Master of City Planning degree from University of Pennsylvania School of Design, expected May 2018