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Cohort 2017

Cohort 2017 Group Photo

In May 2017, we bid a fond farewell to our second cohort of Altman Scholars! After 132 applications and 45 Skype interviews, this incredibly talented group of students accepted their place in the program and started their Tulane and Altman journey in the fall of 2013! This cohort of students helped us shape and improve the program as they matriculated through their years at Tulane.

Enthusiastic, determined and opinionated, it was evident from the beginning that this group would be hard working, yet fun… in pursuit of individual goals, but extremely close knit. Cohort 2017, you'll forever be a part of our extended family! Congratulations on all you've done and best of luck with the adventures you're about to embark upon!  View the Bio Book for 2017.

Audrey Preston: BA in Economics, BSM in Finance, Spanish target language, Junior Year Abroad in Lima, Peru and Bogota, Colombia; Financial Education Fellow with Fund 17, Equity Research Intern with Credit Suisse; working in Equity Research with Credit Suisse, NYC. 

Bradley Tyson: BA in Environmental Studies, BSM in Finance, Spanish target language, Junior Year Abroad in Buenos Aires; AkPsi social chair, Financial Analyst with Argentina DCDB Group in Buenos Aires (2015); working as Project Finance Analyst, Moody's Investor's Service, NYC.  

Brendan Mahoney: BA in Latin American Studies, BSM in Management, Spanish target language, Junior Year Abroad in Madrid and Buenos Aires; Dean's List, Events/Marketing Intern with New Orleans Business Alliance and 504ward.

Cara Williamson: BA in International Relations, BSM in Finance, Spanish target language, Junior Year Abroad in Buenos Aires and Madrid; Paul Tulane Scholar, Honors Program, Dean's List, Intern with the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

Grant Lewis: BA in Spanish, BSM in Marketing, Spanish target language, Junior Year Abroad in Buenos Aires and Madrid; Deans' Honor Scholarship recipient, Alphi Phi Omega Community Service Fraternity (2013-2015), Marketing and Social Media Intern at NOLA Locavores (2017); working as Account Executive at Division-D in Columbia, MO.

Jacob Magasanik: BA in International Relations, BSM in Finance, Chinese target language, Junior Year Abroad in Taipei, Taiwan and Beijing, China; internships with ES Distribution and Business-to-Business Marketing; working with Restaurant Brands International.

John "Jake" Runnals: BA in Economics, BSM in Finance, Chinese target language, Junior Year Abroad in Taiwan and Copenhagen; AKPsi officer, Dean's List, internships with Fidelity Investments; working as a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Boston. 

Yue "Ruth" Yao: BA in Economics, BSM Finance, Mandarin target language, Junior Year Abroad in Hong Kong and Cambridge; Fellowship with the Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking; AKPsi Green Wave Ambassadors, Dean's List, first Altman to write an Honors Thesis; working with Deutsche Bank. 

William Smith: BA in Political Science/International Relations with a minor in Economics, BSM in Finance, Spanish/Portuguese target language, Junior Year Abroad in Sao Paolo, Brazil; President of Tulane Club Golf team, Fraternity Vineyard Vines Associate, Dean's List every semester; working as an Investment Banking Analyst--Corporate Derivatives Group Goldman, Sachs, & Co., NYC.