Student Managed Investment Fund

Spring 2015 Students

Giovanni Burbano

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Giovanni Burbano is a senior majoring in finance with a minor in economics. Burbano is a member of the Student Finance Association and is working on a leadership certification through the Certified Student Leadership program. Burbano is a first-generation college student with a passion for security analysis who is pursuing the CFA designation. Burbano grew up in Cali, Colombia, and speaks both English and Spanish.

Haomin Chen

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Haomin Chen is a finance major at the USF. She is also pursuing a minor in accounting. A native of Yantai, China, Chen speaks three languages fluently – Chinese, English, and German. She is also learning French and Spanish. Before coming to the United States two years ago for college, Chen spent a year in Germany studying the German language and literature. Chen was a pianist in the University Orchestra at Beijing International Studies University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in German language and literature.

Jonnathan De Jesus

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Jonnathan De Jesus, a native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, is fluent in English and Spanish. Through the Applied Securities Analysis program, De Jesus has learned much about how to properly interact with others, how to present himself in a professional manner, and how to handle uncertainty. He aspires to work as a portfolio manager and plans to start his own fund.

Daniel Dorman

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A native of Denver, Colo., Daniel Dorman spent most of his childhood in Bradenton, Fla. Dorman is a senior at USF majoring in finance and management. Dorman is passionate about equity investment and has maintained a paper portfolio for more than two years. Dorman currently interns at National Investment Services' Sarasota office. Prior to entering the Applied Securities Analysis program, Dorman spent a year as a department manager for Barnes & Noble College, the book retailer's collegiate division.

Matt Errico

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Matt Errico has a tremendous work ethic and is a determined and dedicated individual. While attending community college in New Jersey, he worked over 40 hours a week as a construction supervisor to pay for his education. After transferring to USF, he had to quickly adjust to a large university and to living in a new environment. In addition to being a very detail-oriented person, Errico has strong fundamental analysis, financial modeling, and leadership skills. These experiences have not only helped him learn and grow, but also enabled him to function in high stress and fast-paced environments.

Julio Escalona

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Julio Escalona is a finance major in his senior year at USF. Escalona is a native of Cuba, and lived there until his late 20s. Escalona lived in Spain for one year before relocating to the Tampa Bay area. Although there are not financial markets in Cuba, Escalona has always been fascinated with investments. Now a United States citizen and the first person in his family to attend college, Escalona will graduate in 2015. He plans to pursue a master's degree and CFA certification. He hopes his educational pursuits might inspire his young daughter.

Aaron Mederos

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Aaron Mederos' fascination with financial markets developed following the financial crisis in 2008-09. He views acceptance of uncertainty and the development of a continually adapting, unbiased process as keys to successful participation in capital markets. He is a finance major who aspires to start a professional career in investment management. He expects to graduate July 2015.

Jason Reyes

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Originally from Jacksonville, Fla., Jason Reyes is a senior at USF. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in finance. Reyes served as an intern for two years at Scottrade. He is the president of Pi Delta Psi Fraternity and aspires to work as an equity research analyst after graduation in May 2015.

Bianca Rodriguez

Bianca Rodriguez
Bianca Rodriguez is passionate about the global financial markets. This passion led her to pursue a degree in finance. As a full-time student with a full-time job, Rodriguez has maintained a 3.85 GPA in her major while managing a dental practice that generates more than $1 million in revenue annually. When Rodriguez isn't analyzing the markets, she enjoys watching sports and traveling. Upon graduation in May 2015, she aspires to earn the CFA designation.