Carnegie Mellon University

Wenya Xiao

Wenya Vanessa Xiao

Class of 2018


Wenye (Vanessa) Xiao graduated cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics (honors) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics in 2016. For her senior thesis, she employed econometric methods to analyze the Asian financial market and to compare it with the US market, which aroused her interest in quantitative finance. She also interned at both buy-side and sell-side firms, which intensified her understanding of the financial industry. Vanessa joined the MSCF program to learn how to employ programming and mathematics to solve problems in the financial field. Upon completion of the MSCF program, Vanessa is pursuing a career in quantitative research or asset management.