Denver, Colorado, United States
My name is Jade and I recently completed my MBA through Bond University in Australia. As part of the degree I went on exchange to Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. I chose to study abroad to meet the increasing need to learnbusiness from a global perspective as well as immerse myself in new culture andlearn firsthand how to overcome communication and ethnicity barriers.EndFragment
I grew up in small town Iowa, where corn was abundant and everybody was famous. Pop scrimmages, school musicals, traveling tournaments and weekend bon fires were normal events. My graduation ceremony was made up of the same faces as my kindergarten class photo.
The next chapter consisted of an undergraduate finance degree from Colorado State University. Where I truly realized learning was not confined in the classroom and the feeling of being outside a comfort zone was exhilarating. This lesson led to a consulting position that enabled me to travel across America seeing new cities and perspectives regularly. The travel bug started to become an infection and inevitably sent me to Australia for my MBA. In the last year, due to semester breaks, I have had the opportunity to travel and experience nine countries.
As someone inspired by those who challenge fate; I’m always listening and thinking of what I can do to make a difference. Living life with importance is critical so I will never forget what I have learned and seen, and yet will stay true to my beliefs. I'm never happier than when I can see a sunset over the mountains in the oldest clothes I own, fluffy socks, a warm fire and country music in the background. I love live music, new perspectives and a clean bathroom towel and can't stand stereotypes and pens.
I still don’t know exactly what I want to be when I grow up but I remain focused and driven to make a difference in an ever changing world.
Leadership Skills and Activities
McKinsey & Company/CPPIB Investment Project, Beijing, China
International Port Analysis and Investment Research Competition
September 2014 – December 2014
• Conducted international and industry research to propose an investment option to CPPIB of Hong Kong
CFA Global Investment Research Challenge, Denver, Colorado
Equity Research Analyst of Newmont Mining Corporation
October 2011 – March 2012
• As part of 5 member team, conducted high-quality equity research through valuation models; DCF and Real Options