Carnegie Mellon University

Meet Our Team

The MSCF program enjoys a strong reputation for academic excellence and administrative competence. Pictured below are the behind-the-scenes MSCF Team Members who, from Admissions to Alumni Services, work hard to make your experience in the program deeply enriching and satisfying.

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Executive Director
Admissions
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Operations & Technology
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Executive Director

Robert S. Simon
Executive Director
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The Executive Director of MSCF plays a pivotal role in collaborating closely with the program's staff and the MSCF Steering Committee to drive strategic innovation and advance the cutting-edge computational finance program. This program is governed by a Steering Committee comprising a senior faculty member from each of the four participating colleges, alongside the Executive Director, who oversees the committee's activities. The committee receives valuable guidance from employers, MSCF alumni, and the MSCF Advisory Board, ensuring a comprehensive and well-rounded approach to program governance and development. Learn more about the Steering Committee

Admissions


Emily Wertz
Director, Admissions
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Mia DiIanni
Associate Director, Admissions
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Career Services


David Engel
Associate Director, Career Services
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Queeta Welch
Associate Director, Career Services
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Eufemia Baldassarre
Associate Director, Career Services
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Operations & Technology


Drew Eisenbeis
Director, Technology & Operations
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David Briggs
Assistant Director, Technology
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Mike Szemanski
AV Support Specialist
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Student Services


Diffy Paljevic
Director, Academic Advising & Alumni Relations
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Jason Wagner
Director, Academic Advising and Policies
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Catalina Wong
Assistant Director, Academic Programs
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Edward Barr
Communication Coach
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Sara Snatchko
Senior Academic Coordinator
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Bridget S. Taylor
Senior Academic Coordinator
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