Analyst, Bloomberg L.P.
Hometown: Hyogo, Japan and Barcelona, Spain
What are you up to post-graduation?
I work full-time in Bloomberg L.P. – Tokyo office. I work in the Analytics Department, where we help clients use the financial data analytics tools in the Bloomberg Terminal.
How did your economics degree prepare you for life after graduation?
Studying economics helped me to understand how different stakeholders in the economy and the financial markets think and react. This not only allows me to better understand the clients’ workflows, but also to interpret how major events in the economy will shape our futures.
Why study economics at UBC?
UBC has one of the best environments for learning economics. The diversity in ideas and backgrounds that students have here, combined with the faculty’s experience and quality, creates an engaging and thoughtful learning environment. Additionally, UBC offers a great variety of disciplines inside economics, so every student can find and focus on what they’re passionate about.
Why did you choose the BIE program?
I liked the idea of a cohort-based program, which allows you to develop more meaningful relationships over the years. The dedicated support that you get in academics, career advising, research, and work opportunities was also very appealing.
What skill have you learned through your studies that you value the most?
The ability to simplify complex problems and break them down to offer a simplified, logical explanation.
What was your most memorable or best experience at the VSE?
Having the opportunity to work as a research assistant for Dr. Mauricio Drelichman. Reading and interpreting 18th century historical documents from Spain was truly a unique experience.
What advice do you have for BIE students?
Be open-minded and try out new things. UBC and the BIE program offer you a lot of opportunities – take advantage of them.
Favourite place in Vancouver?
I love the view from the UBC rose garden on a rare, sunny day in winter.